Special Events & Other Craic

Mr. & Miss Shamrock Scholarship

High School Seniors with an Irish background may apply for a $3,000 scholarship (Runner-ups will received $1750) beginning November 1, 2018. Applications will be in the Guidance Offices of local Public and Catholic High Schools , as well as on  The Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Celebration  website  www.stpatricksdaybridgeport.com. The actual judging and reception will […]

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St. Patrick’s Diner Dance December 1st

St. Patrick’s Diner Dance December 1st The St. Patrick’s Gaelic Football And Hurling Club annual dinner dance will take place at 7pm on Saturday December 1st at the Gaelic American Club, Fairfield. Just as in prior years, we will celebrate the Club’s continued growth and numerous successes on the field including NYMB and CYC/National Championships. […]

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SEAMUS HEANEY: The Dublin Exhibit by Geraldine Higgins PhD

THURSDAY OCT 4TH @ 6:30 KELLY CENTER PRESENTATION ROOM Free and Open to the Public Go behind-the-scenes of Dublin’s critically acclaimed, multi-sensory exhibition, Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again – a celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s life and work – with curator and Irish literary scholar Dr. Geraldine Higgins. For more information, contact Irish Studies […]

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We’re Good ~ Book Signing

Tuesday October 16th (re-scheduled from September 25th) from 5-7pm Celebrate the launch of We’re Good with Meg Keeshan McGovern and Chris O’Brien at the gac. Buy an autographed copy before they hit the bookstores. Or, just come, socialize, and be inspired by Chris’s story. We’re Good is an inspiring story about a well-rounded teenage athlete […]

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Green Fields of America Show with Performances by Darrah Carr & Niall O’Leary ~ Oct 24th @ 7:30pm

The Green Fields of America are Mick Moloney, Billy McComiskey, Athena Tergis, Liz Hanley and Brenda Castle “The Green Fields of America” was formed in 1978 in Philadelphia and still led by musician and folklorist Mick Moloney. The band was created to present and tour some of Irish America’s finest musicians and dancers. “The Green […]

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Dancing with the GAC Stars

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL the 2018 GAC Stars The energy in the Carolan Room was ablaze last Saturday night during the “Ninth Annual Dancing with the GAC Stars Charity Fundraiser”! Congratulations to Alice Morgan, as her impressive hustle got her top scores and first place. Teri Deal’s fantastic and fun West Coast Swing landed her in […]

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Monday Night Barbecue is back!

We’ll be barbecuing every Monday night @ 6:30pm until the weather gets cold. Menu includes: hamburgers & cheeseburgers ($4 & $5), hot dogs, sweet & hot Italian sausage, red hots, chili ($2), knockwurst & Bratwurst ($3) and much more. All condiments are included.  Come, bring your friends and enjoy the delicious food. For more information […]

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd FROM 4-8:30 PM

GAC’S OKTOBERFEST SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 FROM 4-8:30 PM ENTERTAINMENT BY BERNIE’S ORCHESTRA & BAVARIAN DANCERS Enjoy Our Oktoberfest Buffet served from 5-7PM Spatan Oktoberfest Beer on Tap Fun & Games Cash, Bar. $23 Adults and Kids 7 and under are $5. Make checks payable to GAC & drop off to Social mailbox or mail to […]

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Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd ~ 1:00-3:30

Auditions for Clan na Gael’s Fall Production Auditions for WHACKED an Adult comedy will be held Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday 23rd from 1:00-3:30. Needed are: 5 men and 3 women age range 20’s to 65. Production dates are November 15, 16, 17 & 18. Auditions are open to all. No experience necessary. For more information […]

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GAC Irish Language Day & Variety Show

The “GAC Annual Irish Language Immersion Day” will be on October 6th, 2018. It is open to all levels from those with NO Irish to advanced. Irish Language Immersion Day Brochure   or  Pick up a brochure from the front desk.  Irish Language Immersion Day Registration Form.  Any questions please contact: Des Nolan at DesNolan@OptOnline.Net. For the […]

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The Celtic Calendar & Cross Quarter Days

22nd in a Series on Irish History Lectures on Sunday, October 21st @ 2pm. This lecture will discuss the Celtic cross quarter days: Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. Karen Ní Chonghaile, who is with the Irish Language Society of Boston and is a native of County Galway, will be our lecturer. Karen has taught Irish […]

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My Name is Joan

Feile, Inc. Invites you to a screening of the Award-winning documentary “My Name is Joan” Produced and Directed byMargaret Stapor CostaAries Productions LLC “My Name is Joan” tells the story of Susan Drew, a woman who was born Joan Fagan to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and Baby Home in Dublin, Ireland on […]

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Skull of Connemara

Saturday October 27th at 8PM & Sunday October 28th at 7PM (Please note the times for this reading have been updated since printing of October Sceala) Clan na Gael Players is presenting a staged reading of SKULL OF CONNEMARA by Martin McDonagh  Saturday October 27 t 8PM and Sunday October 28th at 7PM. Peg O’Leary is directing […]

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Oral History Video Project

VIDEOGRAPHERS NEEDED FOR ORAL HISTORY VIDEO PROJECT Volunteers are needed to assist in the filming of interviews for the Oral History Video Project.  This is a great learning opportunity for young people!   If you are interested in assisting in the filming process, or if you are an Irish-born member interested in being interviewed, contact Peggy […]

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Milford Irish Festival

Friday Sept. 14th from 6-11pm & Saturday Sept.15th from 11am – 11pm  Great weekend of Irish Music, Dance, Sports Food, Drink & More

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AOH Cornhole Tournament

1st Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Cornhole Tournament Awarding 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes as well as 50/50 Raffle and more. So join us September 22nd, 2018 From 5-9PM at Insports, 29 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull, CT. Food and Drink will be sold by Insports. Make check out to Bridgeport AOH – $100.00 per team of […]

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‘The Drive’ by Tracy James

“THE DRIVE” BY TRACY JAMES MAKES IT’S WAY BACK TO MANHATTAN The Drive, winner of 2014 GAC Playwriting contest, made it’s debut at the Manhattan Repertory Theater this past April and will be back in NYC again. It has been accepted into the 2019 NYWinterfest Theater competition in Manhattan premiering February 28th & March 1st […]

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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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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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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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