June Irish Events in Ohio

Out & About Ohio – June


Ohio  Irish American News and P.J. McIntyre’s offer Gaelic Language Lessons:

Wanted: Those who want to learn the Gaelic Language

Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:30, thru June 24th

PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub * 17719 Lorain Avenue * Cleveland 44111 (Kamm’s Corners)

“No Experience Needed” “Any Irish Need Apply”

For More Information, call the Ohio Irish American News @ (330) 321-6174

4 Weeks for $15 / Any 1 class $5 (includes Instructor, Hand Outs & PJ McIntyre’s Menu Discount for Attendees)


Cuyahoga Valley National Park Summer 2008 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 3 & Wednesday, June 4 – Apollo’s Fire: Scotch Snap!

Charismatic violinist and Cape Breton fiddler David Greenberg joins Apollo’s Fire as guest director for two nights of virtuoso Scottish fiddle music. Be swept from the elegance of 18th-century Scottish salons to the driving folk rhythms of Nova Scotia. Admission: $30 and $20. Happy Days Lodge. Doors open 7 p.m., performance begins 7:30 p.m. For reservations call (216) 320-0012 or (800) 314-2535


Wednesday, June 11 – Music in the Meadow – Lost State of Franklin

Grab a blanket and a picnic dinner, and bring your family to hear FREE music in the park! The celebration begins with lawn games and activities for families and friends. Bring a Frisbee or a kite! Presented by CVNP and CVNPA with promotional support by 89.7 WKSU. Alcohol is prohibited. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Howe Meadow. Rain location is Happy Days Lodge

Call (216) 524-1497 or (800) 445-9667 www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com

Cleveland Bang and Clatter Theatre Sometimes in the Silence New Play

Back By Popular Demand…The Bang and The Clatter Theatre Company announces the re-mounting of the Ohio premier of Blackbird, by Adam Rapp. Originally staged at The Bang and The Clatter Theatre Company in March of 2006, shortly after the theatre’s birth, Blackbird quickly became an audience favorite. Blackbird, directed by Sean McConaha, features Sean Derry and Alanna Romansky.  Performances run from May 24th through June 14th – Mondays at 8pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm at The Bang and The Clatter – Sometimes In The Silence…Theatre Company at 224 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114.
All Tickets are $15.  All students and seniors have the option to ‘Pay As You Can’ for each show. For ticket reservations, call the box office at 330.606.5317. Make your reservations now for this powerful play that will stay with you long after you’ve left your seats.


Washington-Centerville – Library Celebrates Book of Kells

Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Road in Centerville, Ohio, will offer a variety of special events in June related to the Book of Kells.  No registration is necessary and all events except as noted are appropriate for all ages.

Fighting to Win – Thursday, June 12 from 6-8 PM; Watch as Lord Boris and his fighters engage in unscripted fighting, unplanned and realistic. Presented by the Society for Creative Anachronism, March of Winged Hills Chapter. Event held outside. (Rain Date: June 19)

        Make it Medieval: Embossing – Saturday, June 14 from 1-3 PM; Learn to emboss beautiful and expressive designs on metal. Presented by the Society for Creative Anachronism. Event held outside;

        Make it Medieval: Musical Instruments – Saturday, June 21 from 1-3 PM; By using modern materials, participants will make a working pan pipe and have time to learn a 9th century melody to take home with them! Event held outside;

        The Tribes of Ireland – Wednesday, June 25 from 7-8:30 PM; Discover the cultures and art of varying tribes of early medieval Ireland and how their influence is still felt today. Presented by Frederick Suppe, PhD, from Ball State University. For adults;

        The Tribes of Ireland – Thursday, June 26 from 10:30 AM-Noon; Discover the cultures and art of varying tribes of early medieval Ireland and how their influence is still felt today. Presented by Frederick Suppe, PhD, from Ball State University. For adults;

        Make it Medieval: Weaving & Spinning – Saturday, June 28 from 1-3 PM; Make your own fabric with take-home looms using methods such as tablet weaving, drop spinning and rigid heddle weaving. Event held outside;

        Make it Medieval: Parchment & Ink – Saturday, July 5 from 1-3 PM; Discover the beauty of this ancient writing style. Event held outside.

The programs are part of a series of special events in 2008 to celebrate the library’s recent acquisition, a rare copy of The Book of Kells which is on permanent display at the library. The original book was written by Celtic monks around 800 AD and is the most lavishly illuminated manuscript to survive from the early Middle Ages.

For more information on Washington-Centerville Library, or Book of Kells events, contact the library  (937) 433-8091 www.wclibrary.info/kells/2008programs.asp.


Willoughby – Mullarkey’s Irish Pub Music Sched:

June 7th – Kevin McCarthy

June 14th – Porter Sharks

June 21st – Dan McCoy

June 28th – TBA

Mullarkeys – 4110 Erie Street, Willoughby, OH 44094 440-478-8078


Orwell – Bobby Sands Memorial Mass

A Memorial Mass will be offered for MP, Hunger Striker and Irish Republican Army leader Bobby Sands at 10 a.m. on July 6th at St. Mary’s in Orwell, Ohio

The Harp’s (West 44th & Detroit, Cleveland) June Music Schedule:

4- Lonsome Stars

6-Walking Cane


11- $100.00 Trio

13- Pitch the Peat

14- Chris Allen

18- Lonesome Stars

20- Kristine Jackson

21-Chris Allen

25- $100.00 Trio

27- Porter Sharks

28- Pitch the Peat


Athens – 3rd Annual Ohio Brew Week July 14th – 19th
Ohio Brew Week is the worlds’ only week-long festival celebrating the craft of brewing microbrews. Visitors can sample Ohio’s best at more than 22 different venues, pubs, taverns and restaurants, all within a five-block area of Athens, Ohio.  Visitors will be able to sample more than 76 different Ohio microbrews.  All the independently-owned restaurants and taverns change out their taps and coolers to feature only Ohio microbrew during this entire week. Area restaurants also get into the spirit of the event and feature microbrew-flavored foods on their menus.
The purpose of Ohio Brew Week is build enthusiasm and support for Ohio’s emerging craft brewing industry. The event creates jobs, supports small entrepreneurs and helps educate the public about the wonders of craft beers. Special Events also include: Ride the Brew Choo Choo, come to the Brewers Ball and savor a gourmet five-course meal prepared with microbrews and paired with the right microbrew, come to the 2nd Annual Cooking Competition and the BeerBQ Cook-Off. Local musicians play music every night for free; there are cooking and homebrew demonstrations, beer expert talks and lots of sampling.  Area hotels are featuring Special Ohio Brew Week Packages.  For more Info, see www.ohiobrewweek.com.


Cleveland  – St. Pat’s Youth and Adult Gaelic Football Gearing up for 2008 – Wanna Play?

St Pat’s Gaelic Football Club, Cleveland announces the formation of St Pat’s Youth GFC. The new Youth program will cater for boys and girls aged 7 to 18 years old and will teach them the basics of the game along with some of the history of Ireland’s national sport.  Practice for the Youth Program will be held twice per month at the West Side Irish American Club, Olmsted Township.  For more information please email stpatsyouthgfc@yahoo.com or call Conor Hart 216-401-0619.

Over 18 and want to play Gaelic Football? St Pat’s GFC are also recruiting for both its men’s and ladies team for the upcoming 2008 season. Both teams play in the Midwest GAA Division and play against teams from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Rochester.  For more info please email stpatsgfc@yahoo.com or call Mark Owens 440-263-4559, or see www.stpatsgfc.org for information on the sport and our club.


Medina – New AOH and LAOH Division Forming

Attention, men and women of Irish descent!  The Ancient Order of Hibernians has expanded into Medina County, Ohio.  If you live in this area, are interested in your Irish culture and history, and if being Irish means more than just celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day, the AOH or LAOH might be for you.  For more information, please contact Joe Casey at 330-225-0932 or on-line at qualityjoecasey@yahoo.com.


Cleveland – Brendan Sheehan Wins Primary Celebration

Please join the Ohio Irish American News as we Celebrate Brendan Sheehan’s smashing success in the Primary Election.  Thursday, June 19th, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ McCarthy’s Pub, 1231 Main Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.  (216) 344-9099.  Suggested Contribution $40.00 per person.  www.brendansheehan.com


Lucas County AOH

INSERT PICTURE – pic desc: The Lucas County Hibernians attend the Spring Football game at Notre Dame, April 19, 2008


PJ McIntyre’s June Sched and LIVE GAA GAMES!

june 6th –  johnny cash tribute band ( train of love)

june 13th – carlos jones ( reggae band)

june 14th – zoo station  ( u2 cover band)                                    GAA LOGO HERE

june 20th – oasis

june 21st – cosmic candy

june 27th – punch the clown

june 28th – joe and jay

All live GAA games will be shown at no charge on our

150” HDTV projection screen TV  every weekend through September.

Outdoor patio is now OPEN!


Akron – Celtic Guards Hurling Club June Match

June 7th  – vs. Pittsburgh at the Stark County Fairgrounds , Canton, Ohio @ 3:30.

Interested in joining the club?  Practices are Sunday 1pm at Erie Island School Field

1532 Peckham St, Akron.  For information call 330-687-6750.  INSERT LOGO


Toledo – Irish Night at The Mudhens

Thursday, June 12th – Talk about FUN – One whole section of IRISH people!


For Tickets: Send Name, Address, and # of tickets @ $8 ea.  Check made out to “Hibernians”.  Come Early, Game @ 7:00 / Dancers @ 6:15.  MAIL TO:  Maury Collins * 1955 Brame Place * Toledo, Ohio 43613 * or contact Tolaoh@aol.com

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events

Sunday- 1st General Meeting 2pm

Saturday- 14th Flag Day

Sunday- 22nd Shamrock Club Family Picnic

July 11th and 12th – 21st Annual Shamrock Club Music and Arts Festival

July 28 – Irish Golf Classic – Shotgun start at 12:00 noon, $75/player on the Foxfire Course and $85/player on the Player’s Club course. Includes cart, greens fees, quality polo shirt, lunch and dinner, many prizes including a chance at a Saturn convertible Sky for a hole in one. Also includes steak dinner at the Shamrock Club with live Irish entertainment.   This even sold out last year so sign up quick. Email shamrockclub1936@yahoo.com or call Brigid at 491-4449. The website, www.shamrockclub.com has all the information and registration form.

Cleveland – Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland Annual Meeting and Afternoon Tea

Sunday, June 8th, 2:00 Annual Meeting, 2:30 Tea, Special Guest Steve Mulloy.  Hosted by Packy Highland, Hyland Software Corporate Offices, 28500 Clemens Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145.  RSVP 216-251-4883

Olmsted Twp – West Side Irish American Club
West Side Irish American Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org

FREE Concerts in The Pub, every Friday from 8:00 to 11:00

Lake County – Irish Heritage Night with the Lake County Captains

            Irish music, dance, food and fun with a little baseball thrown in!  Friday, June 13th at 7:05 at Classic Park.  Contact Helen Malloy 216-251-4075 / Andrew Grover 440-975-8085 or agrover@captainsbaseball,com


Fairview Park – Stamper’s Grill Pub May Music Sched (West 217th & Lorain)

6/6 – 400 Pieces

6/7 – Oasis

6/13 – Zippy’s Brother

6/14 – Rock Shop

6/19 – The New Barleycorn

6/20 – Colin Dussault Blues Project

6/21 – Uforia

6/27 – Time Warp

6/28 – Zoo Station


Brigid’s Cross June Sched: www.brigidscross.com

June 11th – Casey’s Irish Pub, Lakewood

June 13th to 15th – Riverfront Irish Fest, Cuyahoga Falls

Highlands of Ohio Events:

Thursday June 5 – Craig and Kara Markley with Sid Omasta (Celtic, World music) www.loneraven.com  7:30pm Pumpkin Hollow, 24 Bell St., Bellville, OH 44813   Tickets $10. Purchase tickets from Pumpkin Hollow 419-886-6093 or Highlands of Ohio 419-522-5058  Presented by Highlands of Ohio www.highlandsofohio.com

Wednesday June 25 – Susan Werner (The Gospel Truth tour) www.susanwerner.com 7:30pm All Souls UU Church, 25 Church St., Bellville, OH 44813

Tickets $15 Purchase tickets from Highlands of Ohio 419-522-5058  www.highlandsofohio.com

Barleycorn June Gigs & Newswww.thenewbarleycorn.com

Friday, 6th          Sullivan’s, Lakewood

Saturday 7th        Private Party

Sunday 8th          Public House

June 13 – 15       Cuyahoga Falls Irish Festival

Thursday 19th     Stamper’s, Fairview Park

Friday 20th         John Carroll University

Saturday 21st      Flannery’s, Cleveland

Friday  27th        Sully’s Irish Pub, Medina, Oh

Sunday 29th        Private Party                

July 27 – The Little Mountain Festival, Painesville 

September 16th – 25th Annual Irish Tour

Akron – Irish Language and Music Lessons Offered

Mark Heffernan division sponsors lessons each Wednesday evening at 7pm, at 2000 Brown St, Akron. These are free of charge and are held before the Ceili band practice. Also are free lessons on tin whistle, fiddle, bodhran and flute. Call the AOH Hall at 330-724-2083 for directions.

Akron Radio Show Hibernian Connection Moving to Sundays

The “Hibernian Connection” radio program will be moving to Sunday from NOON to 1:00 p.m. on 91.3 FM The Summit, starting July 6th.

Dayton AOH Events

Ancient Order of Hibernians, JFK Division #1 / Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Mary of the Gael, Division #1 & Member Organizations June Events:

14th – The McGovern Ceili Dancers will present the 4th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting event at the McGovern Ceili Dancers Studio, 818 Linden Avenue in Dayton. 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.   For details contact Shelagh McGovern 937-830-0655 or shelaghmc@juno.com
14th – An Irish Music Session will be held 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the AOH Hall.     For more information contact Kevin Graham at 937-864-2641.  Co-sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
* The AOH, JFK Division # 1 meets every month.  All men who are interested are encouraged to contact Mike McCutcheon, President, AOH, JFK Division # 1 at 937-236-0756, or at myshenanigans@woh.rr.com   

             * The LAOH, Mary of the Gael, Division #1 meets the second Tuesday of every month.  All women who are interested in finding out more about this Division are encouraged to contact Theresa O’Connell, President, LAOH Mary of the Gael at toconnell11@mvh.org
         The AOH Hall is located at 4127 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, Ohio

Cleveland – West Park Station June Music Sched:

5th  Jim Tigue and Eroc Happy Hour
6th  Joe and Jay HH   Drunk Betty 10pm
7th  Porcelain Bus Drivers 10pm
12th  The Games Band HH
13th  Chris Kanuch outside HH  Out from under 10pm
14th  Zippys Brother 10pm
16th  Father’s Day Barbeque (Call bar for details)
19th  Scott Celani HH
20th  Etiquette HH
21st  Punch the Clown

22nd  Tom Petty Bus Tour (Call bar for details)
26th  Jackson Rohm HH
27th  Jim and Francis HH  Jug Jack 10pm
28th  Faction 10 pm

Ohio Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessions – Bring your instruments and play along!

Great Lakes Brewing Co – First Monday of Every month in the Beer Cellar, 6-9 PM.  (tends to be intermediate to advanced players)

Mavis Winkles  -Independence Only on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (6:30pm-9:00pm)

Cleveland WSIA Club, Jennings Rd, Olmsted Twp – 1st Saturdays of the Month in Pub BEGINNERS AND KIDS WELCOME!  Usually 2-5pm, call to verify time. (440) 235-5868  website: www.wsia-club.org

Old Angle Tavern, W25th Street in Cleveland – Thursday nights at 8PM

Bardic Circle at The Shamrock Club of Columbus  Beginner-friendly, intermediate-level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm 2008 session dates: Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 24, May 8, May 22, Jun 5, Jun 19, Jul 3(?), Jul 17, Jul 31, Aug 14, Aug 28, Sep 11, Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 20, Dec 4 , Dec 18.

Celtic Spring Announces New Dates:
June 26th – at Historic Fort Steuben in Steubenville
July 3rd – at  Ashland city concert

Memorial Day Reality

And you could have heard a pin drop… Memorial Day reality

Colin Powell keynote speaker at the Wall’s 25th Anniversary

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ’empire building’ by George Bush.

He answered by saying, ‘Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.

You could have heard a pin drop.


Then there was a conference where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the engineers came back into the room saying ‘Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims.

What does he intended to do, bomb them?’

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: ‘Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electric power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck…We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?’

You could have heard a pin drop.


A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies.

At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks, but a French admiral suddenly complained that, ‘whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English.

‘ He then asked, ‘Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?’

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied ‘Maybe it’s because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.

You could have heard a pin drop.



A group of Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France on a tour. Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

‘You have been to France before, monsieur?’ the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

‘Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.

The American said, ‘The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.


Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France!’

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ‘Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in ’44 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find any Frenchmen to show it to.

You could have heard a pin drop.

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival Looking for Stage Backdrops

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival Looking for Stage Backdrops
 The 26th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival is looking for stage
backdrops for use with its ten stages.
Irish music, instruments, art,
scenery, history, people, places and events are just some of the
themes we have used in the past.
Panels, canvas or other structural
platforms, with only qualification being that they must be able to be
broken down is sizes of 4′ x 8′ maximum.

For more information, please contact John O’Brien, Jr.
jobrien@irishamericannews.com or 330-321-6174