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One hundred thousand welcomes to you to my official blog of all things Irish from me, Diane Byrnes, host of the Echoes of Erin radio show on WEDO Radio 810AM.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dateline - May 13

This is the events of May 13th Week plus a few new items.
Happy Mother's Day!
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Knights of Equity Pittsburgh, Court 9

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Sunday, May 13
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Ann Bray in Dublin. Telephone Interview with
Nancy Groce in Washington DC at the Smithsonian featuring Re-Discover Northern Ireland and culminating with The Folklife Festival June 27 through July 8, 2007.

The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh - is searching for Host Families for their programs throughout the year. The first group of Wider Horizons Participants arrive May 4 through June 28; the second group arrives July 2 through August 30. These young folks are coming from Monaghan & Armagh and Tyrone & Donegal. If you can help please call Teresa Stayduhar at the Institute at 412.394.3900. Sign up to receive The Common Ground, The Ireland Institutes’ Newsletter by contacting Rob Tierney at rtierney@iiofpitt.org http://www.iiofpitt.org/

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre – ‘Stuff Happens’ May 10 - June 2; ‘Hedda Gabbler’, June 14 - 30; ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ , July 12 – Aug 4; ‘Private Lives’, Aug 16 – Sep 9; ‘Pride & Prejudice’ Dec. 6-22. Performances at the Charity Randal Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial. Info; PICT 412.561.6000. Tickets www.proartstickets.org or 412.394.3353.

Tuesday, May 15
Voting Day – please exercise your RIGHTS and Civic Duty.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770. It’s Irish Night with Dennis Murphy at the Bar and an Open Invitation for all AOH Members to come and socialize with AOH Sean MacBride Division 32; Guinness and Half & Half Specials from 8:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 - Ceili Dancing from 7:30 pm, all are welcome. Pittsburgh Ceili Club offers Dance Classes at 6:30pm, $3.00.

Wednesday, May 16
Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Karaoke with Frank Cindrich at 8:00 pm.

Friday, May 18
Fourth Annual Celtic Open Golf Outing sponsored by AOH Allegheny County Board. 8:00 am Shotgun start, Price per golfer is $85. Registration Denny Donnelly at 412.276.9312 or

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Laughrey Connolly at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Corned Beef & Curry at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, May 19
Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football at Rochester Erins Isle, Friendly Game. Information Rob Tierney, Email:

AOH PA State President’s Dinner in honor of Jim Green, Holiday Inn, Greentree. Mass at 5:00 pm, Open Bar 6:00 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm. Glenn Cannon, Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment The Mansfield Five. Information & Reservations: John McElvoy 412.431.7196, Email:

Carlow University Day School Benefit, entertainment with na Gaels and Irish Dancers, 6:30 pm. Information Laurie Petty 412.578.8851.

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Irish Nationality Room at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Student Union Ballroom. Information: Regis O’Malley 412.884.2060. Reception 4pm, Banquet 5pm, Guest Speaker from Ireland. See photo tour at http://www.pitt.edu/~natrooms.

The All Ireland Athletic Club’s Spring Dance with Matt Cunningham’s Irish Ceili Band, 8:00 pm, at the VFW, East Pittsburgh. Tickets – Joan Connolly 412.373.7252 or Nellie Mannion 412.362.1963.

The Irish Centre of Pittsburgh is hosting ‘A Taste of Ireland’ featuring Smithwick’s. Live music, $12 Members, $15 non-Members. Entertainment with Ballad Singer, Terry Griffith Information: Mac at 412.951.7068 or Email: macattack1916@yahoo.com.

Paddy’s Pour House, 215 East Main Street, Carnegie, 412.279.0770 features Ballad Singer Mike Gallagher at 9:00 pm.

Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle 24th St. & Penn Ave. In The Strip, 412.642.6622 features Celtic Rock with Red Hand Paddy at 9:00 pm.

Sunday, May 20
Echoes of Erin, The Ireland Report with Davy Kettyles, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Telephone Interview with
Pat Wilson in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival. Today marks the 1,000th program of Echoes of Erin on WEDO.

Wednesday, May 23
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Performs the Music of John Williams at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Castle. Conductor Erich Kunzel. 8:05 pm Tickets 1-800.753.8560 online at

Thursday, July 5
2007 Maidens of the Mournes Fundraiser’, Jocilyn Delaney, Miss Smiling Irish Eyes, will represent Pittsburgh at The Maidens of the Mourne’ at Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland in August. Fundraiser takes place at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 7:00pm. Live Irish Music, Hors’deouvres, Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks included in Admission - $25.00. Information Maggie Cloonan 412.366.6896 or Jimmy Mullin 412.231.7084.

May 6 - Hunger Strike Program, Interview with Judge Seamus McCaffery
May 13 - Nancy Groce, Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival
May 20 - Pat Wilson, Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival
May 27 - Maura Conlon-McIvor, Author,
“FBIgirl, How I Learned to Crack My Father’s Code”


January, February & March -
Goodrich, Goodrich Attorney’s At Law, April - AOH Division 1, South Hills
May -
Knights of Equity
June - AOH Division 4, North Hills
July -
Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
August - Open
September -
AOH County Board
October - AOH Division 32, Carnegie
November -
Irish American Unity Conference
December - Daughters of Erin


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