THE GAELIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: THE LIFEBLOOD OF IRELAND Presented by Professor Mike Cronin, Academic Director of Boston College Ireland. Professor Cronin was educated at the University of Kent and Oxford University where he was awarded his D.Phil. He has published widely on various aspects of Irish history, and is a renowned scholar in the area […]
DON STIFFE CONCERT FRIDAY OCT 20 @ 7:30PM The GAC is thrilled to present Don Stiffe, critically acclaimed as one of the greatest singer/songwriters to have emerged on the Irish Folk Scene in recent years “Don Stiffe, has a voice of rare expression and distinctive timbre that deserves to be heard far and wide.” So […]
2018 Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshals David & Ann Marie Curtin are the great-grandchildren of Irish immigrants and very active in the Irish cultural community as members of the Gaelic American Club; Ancient Order of Hibernians, John F Kennedy Division; and long-time supporters of the communion breakfast, St Patrick’s Scholarship dinner and […]
Lá Gaeilge The annual Day of Irish Language & Culture Event Saturday, Oct. 7 – 8:30 am – 5 pm You are invited to attend a one-day Irish language immersion course presented by the GAC Irish Language classes and Feile, Inc. Classes are offered for all levels: No Irish, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced/Fluent. All class […]
Enjoy live trad music led by the Shamrogues on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm. All musicians are welcomed to sit in on the session. So dust off those instruments, warm up your voice and get energized with Traditional Irish Music.
Thursday September 14th, 6-8pm come sing along or just listen to Mary Ellen Lyons and members of the Glee Club & Children’s Chorus to encourage singers. Lots of Irish Songs & plenty of fun!
Oktoberfest Celebration with Entertainment by Bernie’s Orchestra & Bavarian Dancers Enjoy Our Oktoberfest Buffet 5 – 7pm Spaten Oktoberfest Beer on Tap Fun & Games Cash Bar $22 Adults and kids 7 and under are $5. Make checks payable to GAC & drop off to Social mailbox or mail to GAC, Attn: Oktoberfest. For more info contact: Social@gacemail.org […]
Meet the GAC Stars! Don’t Miss the GAC Stars Dance for Local Charities on Saturday, October 14th 7PM. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by mailing check payable to GAC, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824 or drop in Social Mailbox. Tickets sell out quickly! Brian Thomas The Tiny Miracles Foundation Joan Hoar St. Ann’s […]
GAC kids and families! Come to the GAC and take advantage of this great learning opportunity! A series of sessions will be presented throughout the day on various subjects in the Irish Language. The sessions are open to all, including those with no prior Irish whatsoever. English translation and phonetics will be provided for all […]
Sunday July 2 Town of Fairfield Fireworks Tuesday, July 4 Picnic at club 1-3PM ~ $12 With Music by Mostly Green12-4PM
TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC DAY SATURDAY JUNE 10 @ NOON ~ The GAC will host the first annual Traditional Irish Music Day (“Trad Day”)in the Pub at noon. There will be a rapid fire series of music sets featuring numerous All-Ireland Champion musicians and singers, as well as our own local musicians and dancers. Featured performers […]
Wee Irish Festival ~ June 18th with dance, song, piping, food, drink, and great craic from noon to 6pm
With no Irish Festival this year, are you wondering what you’ll do on Father’s Day? Why, let’s have a celebration anyway! Feile, Inc. and the GAC are bringing you a “Wee Festival” Fundraiser! Join us for a day of dance, song, piping, food, drink, and great craic! Featuring: The Highland Rovers, Camac, Lenihan School of […]
7TH ONE ACT PLAYWRIGHT CONTEST The Clan Na Gael Players are please to announce the winners of the 7th One Act Playwright Contest. The winning plays are: • Tour de eclipse by Rose Leahy • Michael’s Wedding by Alison Flannery • Egg, scrambled by Rob Rooney The winning plays will be read on Sunday, Oct […]
YOU could be the next winner of the upcoming “Dancing with the GAC Stars VIII”! Seeking members to dance in the 8th annual charity fundraiser on Saturday, October 14th. NO experience necessary. Members of ALL ages welcome, including children. This is your chance to be a part of one of the most spectacular events at the […]
Ceili in the Carolan Room March 11th 6 to 9.30 pm Music by The Pride of Moyvane, Who come to us all the way from NYC. So put on those dancing shoes. Bring your friends, a bit bring a finger food and get warmed up for St Patrick’s Day! $20 at the door.
Cúl Camp – 2017 In June, St. Patrick’s GAA Club hosted its annual Cúl Camp, a summer camp in Gaelic football, hurling & camogie with 65 children participating, ranging in ages from 6-15 years of age from June 26-30 at Notre Dame H.S., Fairfield. Cúl Camps are held in every county in Ireland and throughout […]
Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn at 7:00pm. The Scholarship Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization which provides an annual contribution to full-time college students for each of four years of study regardless of race, religion, creed or color. In addition to the annual dinner, the committee graciously accepts private donations. […]
Oral Video History Project The Feile, Inc. sponsored Oral Video History Project is moving forward. We began by collecting interviews from fifty six subjects. They graciously shared their own unique emigration stories with remembrances, feelings, thoughts and insights. We then copied each interview to a dvd and presented one to each person interviewed. Our plan […]
Finn Magill & Paul McKenna Friday March 24 @ 7pm This award winning duo is sure to get your toes tapping and your heartstrings snapping with their mix of traditional tunes and original songs. Don’t miss this special show in the Carolan Rm. Fee $20.
“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 […]