Special Events & Other Craic

Sharon Shannon Band

The Sharon Shannon Band is one of Ireland’s premier musical treasures. They appear regularly at major world music festivals around the world. A decade ago she teamed with the artist Mundy to make “Galway Girl” the #1 song in Ireland for an unprecedented two consecutive years. For more information contact: Gregg Burnett at (203) 255-3848 […]

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PRE-FIREWORKS FESTIVITIES

PRE-FIREWORKS FESTIVITIES AT THE GAC PRE-FIREWORKS FESTIVITIES @ THE GAC The Fairfield Town Fireworks are Monday, July 2nd  (rain date Tuesday, July 3rd) The Pub will open at 4 pm for the Pre-Fireworks Festivities and THE PIZZA COMPANY will be in our parking lot from 4-9 for freshly made homemade pizza available for purchase!! Come […]

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Irish Language ~ Get Into It!

2018 is the Year of Irish Language and there are many opportunities for you to learn a little Irish at the GAC! Check the display at the front desk when you come for dinner and grab a language handout—Irish, English translation, and phonetic guide all included! Do you lead a club or event at the […]

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Clan na Gael Introduces Summer Youth Play!

Clan na Gael is pleased to announce its first annual summer production The Miracle Worker Directed by Jillian Shaw Plomin Auditions at the Gaelic American Club: Friday, June 15th, 6-8pm & Saturday, June 16th, 1-3pm Monday (Call backs), June 18th, 6-8pm All roles both on stage and backstage will be performed by youth. This is […]

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Míle Buíochas

MÍLE BUÍOCHAS On behalf of the board of Féile, Inc., I want to thank everyone who helped make the 2018 Wee Festival a success. Based on my very unscientific survey of those who attended, everyone had a great time. There were lots of activities for all ages, great trad and modern music, tasty food by […]

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Memorial Day BBQ

MEMORIAL DAY BBQ – MONDAY MAY 28TH FROM 12-3PM Join us for all the fun on Monday, May 28th for the GAC Memorial Day BBQ from 12 – 3:00 PM.  Stop by after the parade and enjoy good food, great folks and music by the  the Jolly Beggars who’ll be playing in the Pub from 12 noon to 4:00 PM.

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Pride of New York Concert

Saturday June 9th @7:30PM (20) North America’s premier traditional band, Pride Of New York, featuring Joanie Madden, Billy McComiskey, Brian Conway and Brendan Dolan.

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Trad Music Day 

With live music throughout the day with a Special concert  by Pride of New York at 7:30PM Following last year’s successful inaugural event, the GAC will again host the 2nd Annual “Trad Day.” Starting at noon, the day will feature many of the northeast’s finest Irish traditional musicians and dancers, including numerous All-Ireland Champions. In a […]

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GAC Blood Drive

Wednesday May 16th from 1:30-6:45 So roll up your sleeves and give the gift of life. The best pint ever served!  

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New Members & Not-so-New Members Volunteer Fair

Sunday May 20th from 3 to 6pm Come by to welcome our newest members and learn about the many committees, clubs, activities, and events offered at the GAC. Explore how you can get involved. Bring the whole family for a FUN day with backyard games, music in the pub, ice cream for the kids and […]

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Easter Rising Commemoration

The annual 1916 Easter Commemoration will be held on Sunday May 6th, at 12 noon at the monument at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Rd, Fairfield.  A wreath laying to the memory of those who died for Ireland’s freedom will take place. Guest speaker will be Dr. Patrick (Pat) Carolan. For information contact Pat, […]

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Two Scholarship Opportunities

GAC Scholarship – The Fairfield Gaelic American Club is pleased to offer two $2,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors attending a four-year college in the fall. Recipients will be announced in early June of 2018. Scholarship is open to children and grandchildren of GAC members. Deadline is May 21st. GAC Scholarship Application. Feile Scholarship […]

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Irish History Lecture

“The Gaelic Idea: Reinventing Irish Dance” Presented by Sarah Churchill, adjunct professor of Art History at Housatonic Community College, the lecture focuses on Irish dance, a social dance form with humble origins, which today enjoys unprecedented worldwide popularity. With active dance communities in nearly 20 countries, seemingly boundless merchandising, and countless sophisticated stage production spin-offs, […]

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Thursday April 12 @ 8:00-11:30

Swinging Paddies Direct From Ireland ~ Thursday April 12 @ 8:00-11:30 ~ $20 Includes Tea/Coffee, Soda Bread & Finger Foods  Contact Noreen Forde 203-273-0483  

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Evening with Two Extraordinary Women 4/11 @ 7:30

AN EVENING WITH TWO EXTRAODINARY WOMEN Mags Riordan and Suzanne Strempek Shea Wednesday, April 11th @ 7:30pm ~ Tickets $10 Mags Riordan is a guidance counselor turned humanitarian who has built and now runs a medical clinic in the south central African country of Malawi. Riordan first traveled to Malawi from her native County Kerry […]

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Love in the Title ~ April 5, 6, 7 & 8th.

LOVE IN THE TITLE   by Hugh Leonard   Set in a field in Limerick, three generations – grandmother, mother and daughter – meet on a summer’s day, where three time periods blend: Katie’s present day 2006, Catriona as a housewife in 1964, and Cat as a spirited 20 year old in 1932.    Come […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Schedule

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2018 ~ The Year of Irish Language

The Irish Government has declared 2018 the Year of Irish Language. People are encouraged to speak or learn some (or more) Irish. In light of that, the following Irish events are offered: A new display exists at the front desk, in which every couple of months there will be a different set of handouts with […]

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8th Annual One Act Play-writing Contest

The Clan Na Gael Players are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual One Act Play-writing Contest will commence March 15th and run thru August 15th 2018. Please email Naoneil@charter.net for the 2018 Contest Instructions and Official Submission Form. Please contact Nancy O’Neil at (203) 377-1070 with any contest questions.

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Children’s St. Patrick’s Day Party

Join us for the fun Saturday, March 10th from 11 am to 1 pm for Children’s St. Patrick’s Day Party that  includes a performance & mini lesson by Lenihan School of Dance. There will also be a  buffet lunch available for $5. Contact Kelly Takacs kellyanntakacs@yahoo.com

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