THE FRIEL SISTERS

 Sunday March 10th @ 4pm ~ Tickets: $20 per person and $5 for children.

An unforgettable night of Traditional Irish Music & Song. Their powerful instrumentals, their unique style of unison singing has audiences spellbound.

www.shamrockirishmusic.org for more information For reservations or more info call (203)255-3848 or email tmquinn@optonline.net

ST. PATRICK’S GAA CLUB ANNUAL WINTER PROGRAM

St. Patrick’s has added additional dates and locations for the introduction to Gaelic Sports for children 5-8 years of age. New dates in Stamford and South Norwalk and its not too late to sign up for the Fairfield course!

St. Patrick’s GAA Club will host its annual winter program “Introduction to Gaelic Sports for Children 5-8 Years Old” on Saturdays from 4-5pm at The Field House in Fairfield for six weeks beginning on Sat Jan 17, 2018. All training is non-contact and emphasizes fun, games, hand-eye coordination, and basic skills. Cost is $50 and includes T-shirt and graduation ceremony. Limited capacity.

To register, please visit: www.stpatricksgfc.org.

Email questions to: training@stpatricksgaa.us 

 

Trad for Trocaire

TRAD FOR TROCAIRE  ~ SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 from  2-4PM

The Irish Clubs of Fairfield Prep, Lauralton Hall, and St. Joseph’s High School, will host the 5th Annual Trad or Trocaire on Sunday November 11 from 2-4 pm. Trocaire, the official social justice and relief organization of the Catholic Church in Ireland assists poor and impoverished communities in the developing world by providing food, medical care, and basic necessities.  Events are held in every county in Ireland and 3 years ago, children of GAC members at local Catholic high schools held the first Trad for Trocaire event outside of Ireland and has since raised over $10,000! So come listen to our traditional Irish musicians playing their hearts out for a good cause and show your support for our high schoolers trying to make a difference in the world. Kindly accepting “free will” offering at the door – no amount is too small.

 

Failte Committee

We are looking for volunteers to sit at the front door on St. Patrick’s Day. We will have 2 hour shifts starting at 10AM. We will need 2 people at the door for each time slot. If there is an overwhelming surge of volunteers, we may be able to arrange 1 hour shifts. These volunteer slots fill up quickly so call in your preferred times ASAP! New volunteers are welcome – it’s the best seat in the Club that day!!

To volunteer for the ‘door’, please call Bette Leary at 203-767-0117. Time slots will be given out with the caller’s preference as they come in.

ALL MEMBERS will be required to show their membership card or pay the $5 guest fee.

All guests will be charged $5 on St. Patrick’s day. Be sure to have your membership card with you. Many of the door volunteers don’t know long standing members by sight or by name so PLEASE have your card with you.

“My Name is Joan” A Documentary

“My Name is Joan” A Documentary
Wednesday March 8th @ 6pm
Bethel Cinema

The story of Susan Drew, (known to many of us at the GAC) was born Joan Fagan to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and Baby Home in Dublin, Ireland in 1949.  While the documentary chronicles Susan’s journey to find her true identity, it also highlights the illegal exporting of children by the Catholic Church to families in other countries for profit while the Irish Government looked the other way.  The Irish Government still denies adopted children access to their information even though forced adoption affects at least a quarter of the Irish population. The screening is March 8 @ 6pm at The Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT. Tickets will be available at www.bethelcinema.com.

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