Out & About Ohio January Events

Out & About Ohio – January 2011

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center
On going Irish Language Classes, Tuesdays 7:00 / Irish History Classes, Thursdays 6:30 P.M./ Register now for classes forming; Saturday Art Classes, Children’s-Saturday and Adult Tuesday Irish Dance Classes. The Irish Heritage Center is inside the former McKinley School, 513-533-0100, www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com 513-225-6915,

Cleveland – Flanagan’s Wake is Back!
Starting Jan 7th @ Kennedy’s Don Under at State Theatre in Playhouse Square. Every Fri & Sat, 8 p.m. Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You’ll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. www.playhousesquare.org
Cleveland – Cleveland Pops at Severance Hall
March 11th – Dublin to Broadway with Irish singing sensation Ciáran Sheehan
www.clevelandpops.com for event or season tickets.
Cleveland – West Side Irish American Club
7th – Kid’n’me. 14th – Emerald Heart, 21st – Scully, 28th – Michael Crawley, Fish Fry season starts Jan 28th. 29th – Bridal Showcase. Marching Practice for St. Patrick’s Day every Sunday. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.
Cleveland – St. Augustine Health Campus 40th Anniversary
March 4th – St. Augustine’s is celebrating 40 years of service to the chronically ill and aging with a special Top O The Towers Benefit Night 5:30 – 9:00 pm at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility, Westlake. Music by The New Barleycorn. $50 p/person includes: variety of hors d’ oeuvres, Beer, wine, raffles, silent & live auction (Grand Prize is a 1 week Hawaiian vacation w/ airfare on Continental AND a 1 week stay in Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland). Register online at www.staugustinemanor.org or call 216-939-7602
Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s
7th – West Side Steve, 8th – Jim Gill, 14th – Michael Crawley, 15th – The Wood Brothers, 21st – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 22nd – Callahan & O’Connor, 28th – The Other Brothers, 29th – The New Barleycorn, Every Tuesday 6 – 8pm Magician Paul Gallagher performs tableside.117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com
Cleveland – Little Brothers & Sisters of the Eucharist 12th Annual Visitation Home Reunion Dance
21st – 8;00 pm, St. Clarence Hall, North Olmsted. Music by Andy Cooney. Helen Malloy 216.251.4075
Cleveland -The Harp
5th – Lonesome Stars, 7th – Walking Cane, 8th – The PorterSharks, 12th – $100.00 Trio, 14th – Chris Allen, 15th – Fior Gael, 19th – Lonesome Stars, 21st – Cats on Holiday, 22nd – The Porter Sharks, 26th – $100.00 Trio. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com
Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
1st- Cosmic Candy, 5th – Monthly Pub Quiz w Mike D.7pm, 7th – 400 Pieces, 8th – Cruisin, 14th – Carlos Jones,15th – That 80’s Band, 21st – The Kreellers, 22nd – Mary’s Lane, 28th – Logan Wells, 29th – Velvetshake, 2/6 – SUPER BOWL PARTY, $5000 in prizes, Call for Details.17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111 www.pjmcintyres.com
Cleveland / Avon Lake – Ahern Banquet Center
Ahern Banquet Center is booking weddings and special events. Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-9500. 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. www.aherncatering.com
Cleveland / Lyndhurst – Claddagh Irish Pubs
25389 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 44124. 216-691-0534. www.claddaghirishpubs.com
Cleveland – Sullivan’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
22nd – Pompous Ass, 29th – Scully. 13368 Madison Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107 www.sullivansirishpub.net (216) 529-8969.
Cleveland – West Park Station
EVERY TUESDAY IS ROLL CALL- drink specials 4 Police, Fire, Military, Nurses & EMT. Bring up the Most Co-workers from your House, Unit or Station & win a FREE Party the 1st Tuesday of the following Month! Every Wednesday is Station Karaoke Challenge! Every Thursday is Ladies Night w/ DJ Destro! Every Sunday Magic Man Paul Gallagher from 6-8pm! Sign-up for the “Hottest DJ” Contest; call 216 633-1188 for more information. 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.
Cleveland – Stone Mad
Live music in the Pub every Sunday night 7 pm. / Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Cocktail Hour Menu – Monday thru Friday 3-7pm, everything is $5 or less.
Cleveland – Flat Iron Café
1114 Center Street, Cleveland 44113-2406 (216) 696-6968. www.flatironcafe.com
Cleveland – Beck Center for the Arts
1st-2nd – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 6th – Kids Club, 13th – Hear and Touch the Music/Flute, 20th – Early Childhood ABC, 22nd – Super Saturday17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org
Cleveland – Irish American Club East Side
PUB 7:30 – 10:30: 7th – Kevin McCarthy, 14th – The Craic Brothers and (Phil Walsh Room) 630-8 Dan Coughlin Book Signing, 21st- Mary Agnes Kennedy, 28th – Marcus Dirk and Friends. UPPER HALL:15th – The Kreellers, 22nd – 7:30 Anniversary Dance with Clansmen II. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org
Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611.
Cleveland – Treehouse
820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com
Cleveland / Willoughby – Mullarkey’s
1st – Kevin McCarthy, 8th One More Pint, 15th – Dan McCoy, 22nd –Terriers29th – West Side Steve. Karoke Every Wednesday. Thursday is Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
6th – Bardic Circle; 8th – Irish Darts; 9th General Meeting; 11th –Euchre; 14th – Ladies of Longford, 20th – Bardic Circle; 21st – Kirby Sessions; 22nd – Quiz Night; 23rd –General Meeting; 28th – Mossy Moran. Now open on Mondays with adult Irish Dance lessons! Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449
Columbus – Byrne’s Pub
1248 West 3rd Avenue 43212 www.byrnespub.com
Columbus – The Claddagh – Polaris Parkway:
8745 Sancus Blvd. Columbus 43240 (614) 885-0100 www.claddaghirishpubs.com 585 S. Front St. Columbus 43215 (614) 224-1560.
Columbus Chamber Offering Trip to Ireland Tour
3/22-30 – The guided tour features Limerick, Killarney, Waterford and Dublin, and will depart from Port Columbus. The trip is designed to be hassle-free for travelers and is provided as a service by Chamber Explorations. The go>explore trip will allow attendees to explore Irish treasures, places of import and the beauty of Ireland. For more information, Jay Scott, Columbus Chamber 614.225.6901 or www.columbus.org/travel

Dayton – AOH & LAOH Events
JFK Division #1 / Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Mary of the Gael, Division # 1 & Member Organizations www.aoh-dayton.org.

Detroit – Andy Coney at Gaelic League
23rd – Andy Cooney and his Irish Show Band at the Gaelic League of Detroit, 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216. 5-8pm Tickets $20 adv, $23 door 313-96-IRISH www.gaelicleagueofdetroit.org

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!
Akron Hibernian’s Ceili Band Sessions, Wednesdays 7:30 pm. The Akron AOH Mark Heffernan Div 2 Hall 2000 Brown St , Akron , Ohio 330-724-2083. Beginner to intermediate
Croagh Patrick’s – 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm
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
Claddagh Irish Pub, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst Every 2nd Sunday, 6 – 9 pm.
Wooster Street Center, 1124 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH -2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 to 8:00
Blarney Pub* – Toledo, 1st Saturday of the month 5-8 pm.

Greater Cleveland Irish Directory – Deadline fast approaching

Dear Voices of Irish Greater Cleveland, Irish business owners and performers,

Are you included in the Greater Cleveland Irish Directory? Could you also share this with your audiences?

The Greater Cleveland Irish Directory Submissions Period Is Closing!

If you have not yet submitted your business, organization, club, team, speaker or contact information for the new Greater Cleveland Irish Directory, the DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING.

Please log on to Clevelandirish.org and click the Directory, simply fill in ALL of the fields completely, and your entry will automatically be formatted and sent to us. Total time commitment is 10 minutes.

Please share this information with as many interested parties and email lists as possible – We are approaching the deadline and want to be sure as many Irish resources as possible are included. Your support will make the Greater Cleveland Irish Directory a source of information and a legacy of the vibrant, active Irish in and around Greater Cleveland.

The Directory:
The Greater Cleveland Irish Directory will gather, update and offer for research/promotion information on Irish organizations, locations, performers and events, in a printed publication scheduled to be released in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, 2011. The Directory is being published under the auspices of the Irish American Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio Irish American News,

Businesses, organizations, performers and events can submit their information online only, at www.clevelandirish.org/thedirectory, through January 14th, 2011.

Categories include: Band/Performer/Artist, Dance School, Elected Official, Festival/Event, Hibernian (AOH/LAOH), Import Store/Vendor, Irish Organization/Club/Sports Team, Media, Restaurant/Pub/Bar/Caterer, Speaker/Author/Teacher, Travel/Tourism, Venue.

Branches of organizations with more than one unit in the area are encouraged to submit once, with all branches listed under a master title.


Thank you for your time, and your support. I hope you can help us build a great resource for and about the Irish in Greater Cleveland through this directory.


John O’Brien, Jr.
Ohio Irish American News