What’s Going on this Weekend ~ from your Ohio Irish American News

What’s Going on this Weekend, from your Ohio Irish American News

Friday:
Fish Frys Everywhere
Brittany Reilly Flat Iron Cafe
CrazyChesterPj McIntyre’s
DianeChittesterWest Park Station
BarFlysFlannery’s Pub
KevinMcCarthy@IACES
niteMother@BeckCenterfortheArts
Flanagan’s Wake – Cleveland PlayhouseSquare
Noel LeneghanSully’s Irish Pub
OpenJukebox after NCAA Games at All 3 Hooley Locations The Hooley House – Brooklyn The Hooley House The Hooley House – Westlake
LiveMusic&FoodinThePub @WSIA
BrendanBurtJohn Mullarkey’s

Sat:
BastardBeardedIrishmenPJ McIntyres Irish Pub
Jacob&theGoodPeopleWest Park Station
HoneySpine@Flannerys
LoneRavenLogan’s Irish Pub
niteMother@BeckCenter
@FlanagansWake @PlayhouseSquare
PompousAss@Sullys
Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings@Vosh

Sunday:
niteMother@BeckCenter
ChrisAllenSTONE MAD PUB, RESTAURANT AND BOCCE
RobDuskeyTreehouse Bar
NoelLeneghan@PjMcIntyres

Sean Moore Memorial Irish Music Sessions @HiramCollege 2pm Learn, 3pm sessiun

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Illuminations: The Irish Language: A Story from this Month’s Issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Illuminations: The Irish Language
By: J. Michael Finn

When the Irish Language is mentioned, you often hear a comment from someone who says, “I didn’t know the Irish had a language.” It is doubly frustrating when this response comes from an Irish-American. Besides suffering from a lack of speakers, the Irish Language also suffers from a lack of public knowledge about the language itself. This month of St. Patrick we will attempt to answer a few questions regarding the origins and history of the language and take a brief look at how the language is faring in the 21st Century.

Illuminations

What should we call the language? In attempting to define the Irish Language the first difficulty one encounters is what to call it. Some refer to it as Gaelic. To separate it from the Scottish language, some even refer to it as Irish Gaelic. But, use of the term “Gaelic” presents us with a unique problem. The word Gaelic is the English corruption of the word Gaeilge, which is the Irish word for the Irish Language.

Over the years there has been a trend among Gaelic speakers to refer to the language either as Irish or Gaeilge rather than using the corrupted English version of the word. If you ask an Irish speaker in Ireland, “Do you speak Gaelic?” they will likely reply, “No, I speak Irish.” It is a fine point of language correctness.

Where did the language originate? Irish is a Celtic language. As such, it is related to the Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Breton and Manx languages. At their root Celtic languages are classified as Indo-European and share a relationship to Gothic, Greek, Hittite, Latin, Old Slavonic and Sanskrit.

The Celts appeared as a culturally distinct race towards the end of the second millennium BC. They occupied the region which now covers the boundaries of eastern France (Gaul), northern Switzerland and southwestern Germany. By the third century BC, Roman military power began to expand and Latin became the accepted language wherever the Romans conquered. Celtic languages were mostly driven out of continental Europe and replaced by Latin.

We cannot be certain when Irish first came to Ireland, but many scholars believe that it was there over 2,500 years ago. By the start of the Christian era, Irish was spoken all over Ireland and was spreading through Scotland, the west coast of Britain and the Isle of Mann. St. Patrick spoke both Irish and Latin. He had to learn Irish as a slave in Ireland.

The oldest remains of Ancient Irish that we have are inscriptions on Ogham stones from the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Irish was first written in the Roman alphabet before the beginning of the 7th century, which makes Irish the oldest written vernacular language north of the Alps.

Why did the Irish Language decline? The decline of Irish began with the influence of the English and their efforts to make English the only language in Ireland. The dreaded Penal Laws outlawed the speaking, teaching or learning of Irish. A state system of primary education was introduced in 1831 and one of its main aims was the teaching of English. Children were strongly discouraged from speaking Irish.

To accomplish this, the “tally stick,” or “bata scoir” in Irish, was introduced into classrooms. Irish children attending school had to wear a stick on a piece of string around their necks. Each time they were caught using Irish, a notch was cut into the stick. At the end of the day, they would be subjected to physical punishment according to how many notches they had on their stick. Little wonder that the children decided to stop speaking their native tongue.

The greatest blow to the language came from the negative effect of the Great Hunger. Of those who perished between 1845 and 1855, most were Irish speakers. Also, a large percentage of those who emigrated from Ireland were also Irish speakers. Sadly, the language never recovered from this tragic event. Immigrants to America brought their native language with them. But, the language died a quick death in America, where the culture of assimilation quickly drove most Irish to rely solely on English in order to survive and be considered as Americans.

Was there a rebirth of the Irish Language? Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many a revival of the language was instituted. An Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League) was founded in 1893 by Eoin McNeill, Douglas Hyde and Father Eugene O’Growney. The League was founded on the Irish saying, “Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam.” That is, “A country without a language is a country without a soul.” It sought the revival of Irish as a spoken and literary language and to that end ran Irish language classes and promoted social gatherings. It also encouraged Irish music, Irish dance and Irish sports – all centered on the language.

Founded as an inclusive, non-political organization, it attracted a diverse membership, including nationalists, unionists, Protestants and middle class members. The League’s first newspaper was An Claidheamh Soluis (The Sword of Light) and its most noted editor was Patrick Pearse.

The League exists today as one of the chief promoters of Irish. It was among the principal organizations responsible for co-coordinating the successful campaign to make Irish an official language of the European Union. There are also several American and international branches that have been established and are active in language education and promotion.

How many people speak Irish today? Article 8, Section 1 of the Irish Constitution reads as follows: “The Irish Language as the national language is the first official language.” In the Republic of Ireland, proficiency in Irish remains a requirement for students graduating High School. It is also required if you wish to obtain a job with the government. According to the latest figures released from the Republic of Ireland’s Census 2011, the number of people who declared they can speak Irish has increased by 7.1% since 2006.

When asked, “Can you speak Irish?” a total of 1.8 million people answered ‘Yes.’ Of the 1.8 million who declared they could speak Irish, 77,185 said they speak the language every day outside of the school system, and 110,642 said they speak Irish weekly, while 613,236 said they speak Irish less often. In 2011 Northern Ireland reported that approximately 11% (or 185,000) of the population has some knowledge of the Irish language, which is up 1% from 2006. On the island of Ireland, that is roughly two million with some use of Irish.

In Ireland, there are regional areas of Irish speakers called the Gaeltachta, and in these areas the language is spoken on a daily basis; English becomes a second language. These areas are in Counties Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Cork and parts of Waterford and Wexford. In the Gaeltacht areas, children are taught Irish in the schools as the principal language. That is, all subjects are taught through the medium of Irish. The government also encourages businesses to move into the Irish speaking areas, creating jobs and helping the economy.

Today in Ireland, the Irish language is far from being considered a dead language. While some in Ireland still view the government’s emphasis on the language negatively, the language has its own radio stations, newspapers, music, a contemporary literature, and an established television channel.

The Irish language today has a prominent role in Irish society and is a vital part of the richness of Irish culture. The next time you hear about the Irish Language, the reply should be “The Irish Language is alive and doing quite well.”

*J. Michael Finn is the Ohio State Historian for the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Division Historian for the Patrick Pearse Division in Columbus, Ohio. He is also Chairman of the Catholic Record Society for the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio. He writes on Irish and Irish-American history; Ohio history and Ohio Catholic history. You may contact him at FCoolavin@aol.com.

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What’s going on this Weekend: From your Ohio Irish American News

Friday:

PitchthePeat @TheHarp
BrianLindsay&AlexSturbaum@FlatIronCafe
Flanagan’sWake@PlayhouseSquare
BurningRiverRamblers@PjMcIntyre’s
HelloMyNameIs@WestParkStation
@TheNewBarleycorn@Flannery’s
MadMacs@IACES
nightMother@Beck
@MossyMoran @Sullys
OpenJukeboxafterNCAAGames@HooleyHouseMentor Brooklyn & Westlake
LiveMusic&Foodin the Pub@WestSideIA
MoAndrews@Mullarkeys

Saturday:

Flanagan’s Wake@PlayhouseSquare
@KristineJackson@TheHarp
CharlieintheBox@PjMcIntyre’s
PorcelainBusDrivers@WPStation
@TheNewBarleycorn@Flannery’s
nightMother@Beck
@BrunosBoys @Sullys
OpenJukeboxafterNCAAGames@HooleyHouseMentor, Brooklyn and Westlake
Mossy Moran @Mullarkey’s

Sunday:

KellyWright&PeteCavano@StoneMad
@AustinWalkingCane@Treehouse

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Palladius or Patrick – Who Came First?

On the eve of yet another St. Patrick’s Day celebration, it is timely to consider whether Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was the first bishop sent to minister to the Christians then living in Ireland, or whether it was Palladius, a little known person ordained by Pope Celestine, who was sent as Ireland’s first bishop is AD 431.

The first reliable date in Irish history is AD 431. The source of that information is the Chronicle of Prosper of Aquitaine, which reads: “To the Irish believing in Christ, Palladius having been ordained by Pope Celestine, is sent as first bishop.” The implication of Prosper’s statement is that there was already a community of Christians living in Ireland of which Celestine was aware.

Prosper of Aquitaine was a pious layman closely involved with the theological controversies of the day. Prosper has an earlier reference to Palladius in 429, which shows him as an enemy of Pelagius heresy (a belief that original sin did not taint human nature and that mortal will is still capable of choosing good or evil without Divine aid).

Unfortunately, that is the extent of the historical record concerning Palladius and Ireland. Aside from the two one line entries in Prosper’s Chronicle, we are entirely in the dark about what he did or where he went in Ireland (or if he ever went there).

But it was not Palladius who was to become the ‘Apostle of Ireland’, but a Briton. Patrick, who arrived in Ireland in 432 AD, a date suspiciously close to the date of Palladius’ mission. The coincidence of the two dates and also the approximation of the two names ( Palladius Patricius) has led to the confusion between the two men, argument as to the order in which they arrived in Ireland, and conjecture about the existence of two or more Patrick’s. Given the modern status as patron saint of the Irish and icon of Ireland, this speculation when first published in the 1940s, was denounced as something akin to sacrilege.

The evidence further suggests that by the seventh century, the history of the missions of Patrick and Palladius had become confused. It appears later propaganda emanating from the church of Armagh (diocese created by Patrick) appropriated Palladius’s mission to Patrick. It is unlikely, however, that seventh century Irish scholars knew any more about Palladius than that was provided in Proper’s Chronicle.

Probably the real reason for Patrick’s dominant place in Ireland, regardless of whether he came first or not, is that two of his own writings have survived, his Confession, and his Letter, addressed to the soldiers of Coroticus. Who was St. Patrick? The only reliable information about his life and career is to be found in the saint’s own writings, all other accounts being either derivative or else entirely spurious. Nothing else in the Irish annals or in any other Irish source can be proven to be genuine reminiscence of Patrick or his activities.

So the answer to the question is that Palladius probably came first, but Patrick remains the more dominant historical figure in Ireland and rightfully deserves to be celebrated on March 17th each year.

*Terrence J. Kenneally is an attorney and president of Terrence J. Kenneally & Associates Co. Named a Super Lawyer for 2008 & 2009 by the Law and Politics Magazine, he has been elevated to the rank of Diplomat by the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is presently working on toward his Master’s Degree in Irish Studies at John Carroll University. terry@tjkenneally.com.

A KEEPER: What’s Going on THIS St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, from Your Ohio Irish American News

Out & About Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2014

Severance Hall – Ciaran Sheehan with the Cleveland Pops www.clevelandpops.com

Flanagan’s Wake is Back!
The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake is Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square; Downtown Cleveland. 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 www.playhousesquare.org

Brooklyn – Hooley House!
14th – Breakfast Club, 15th – Brigid’s Cross, 16th – Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day w/ Morrison McCarthy; 17th – Open @ 6 for Kegs & Eggs: 9am – Fior Gael, 1:00 – That Irish Band, 6:00 – Brigid’s Cross. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. 1FunPub.com

The Harp
14th – traditional irish session, 15th – the porter sharks, 16th – pitch the peat, 17th – the boys from co hell, lonesome star. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com

Stone Mad
16th – Boys From County Hell, 17th – Holleran’s Traditional Irish Session and Pitch the Peat, 18th – Professionals Party. Live music entertainment every Sunday. Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 to 7. 1306 West 65th Street Cleveland 44102 216-281-6500

Flat Iron Café
14th – Donegal Doggs 17th – Donal O’Shaughnessy. 1114 Center St. Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968. www.flatironcafe.com

Treehouse
16th -The Terriers; 17th -The Craic Brothers; 18th – Annual Hair of The Dog Party: Doors open at Noon: then Marys Lane. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com

PJ McIntyre’s
14th – Disco Inferno, 15th – Stone Pony, 16th – St. Practice Day, 17th – Marys Lane – Doors Open @7am. First 100 people in door with proof of purchase get free T- shirt! Dancers, Pipers, All Day Irish Breakfast. 17119 Lorain Road, 44111. www.pjmcintyres.com 216-941-9311.

West Park Station
17th- St. Paddy’s Day Bash open 6am, 18th – March Madness Big Screen TV’s, 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.

Flannery’s Pub
14th – Kristine Jackson, 15th – Brent Kirby, 17th St. Pat’s – The Boys from County Hell 1-8pm, 323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782 www.flannerys.com

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Avon Lake
Ahern Banquet Center
17th -= Sober St. Pat’s Party. 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. www.aherncatering.com

Euclid
Irish American Club East Side
14th – Mary Agnes Kennedy, 15th – Guinness & Harp II w Tara’s Fire $12, 16th – Irish Coffee Night w Craic Brothers $10, 17th – St. Pat’s Night w Craic Brothers $10IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org

Paddy’s Pour House
922 East 222nd Street, Euclid, 44123
216.289.2569

Fairview Park
Stamper’s Bar & Grill
13th – Pitch the Peat & Burke School of Dance, 14th – Drowsy Lads, 15th – Harp City, 17th – Open @9am. Dave Phizer, Irish Cottage Boys and Harp City; Corned Beef Dinners, Irish Stew, Derby’s & Beads. 21750 Lorain Road, Fairview Park 44126. 440.333.7826. www.stampersbar.com

Findlay
Logan’s Irish Pub
12th – Runa, 13th – Whiskey Tasting, 14th – Highland Reign, 15th – Lonesome Meadow, 16th – Rusty Musket, 17th – 11 to 2 – Rusty Musket/ 2-5 Brunos Boys/6-9 Athen Ry, 19th – Trad Sessiun 2414 South Main Street, Findlay 45840 419.420.3602. www.logansirishpubfindlay.com

Lakewood
Plank Road Tavern
Open Sessiún Every Thursday 7 – 10. $3 Guinness and Jamieson. 16719 Detroit Avenue, 44107

Lakewood Civic Auditorium
22nd – Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular  www.ticketforce.com

Medina
Sully’s
14th – The New Barleycorn, 15th – Marys Lane, 17th – Loch Erie. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Mentor
Hooley House
14th – Samantha Fitzpatrick, 15th – That Irish Band, 16th – Brigid’s Cross – Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! 17th – Opening for Kegs & Eggs @ 6am, Brigid’s Cross ~ 10am, Morrison McCarthy ~ 1:00, Matt Johnson ~ 5:00: Live entertainment All Day on Two Stages! 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611.

Olmsted Twp
West Side Irish American Club
14th,– Live Music and Food in The Pub; 15th – Claddagh Ball; 16th – Boxty & Sausage 4pm, followed by Live Music; 17th – 10:00am Mass @ St. Colman’s, 1:00 Parade, 4pm Entertainment at the Club. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Westlake
Hooley House
14th – Brigid’s Cross, 15th – Craic Brothers, 16th – Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Donegal Dogs, 17th – Open @ 6am for Kegs & Eggs, Morrison McCarthy ~ 9am, Brigid’s Cross ~ 3:00,That Irish Band ~ 6:00. 24940 Sperry Dr Westlake 44145. 
1FunPub.com
(440) 835-2890

Willoughby
Mullarkey’s
14th – Eric Butler, 15th – Dan McCoy, 17th – Dan McCoy 11-3 & 8 – close; One More Pint 3 – 7. Wed: Karaoke, Thurs: Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com

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What’s Going on this Weekend, from Your Ohio Irish American News

What’s Going on this weekend: from your Ohio Irish American News:

Thursday:
Colm O’Brien @Pj McIntyre’s

Friday:
Fish Frys Everywhere
Kristine Jackson@Stampers Bar
Flanagan’s Wake – Cleveland@PlayhouseSquare
TradSessiun@The Harp
LochErie@IrishAmericanClubEastSide
VelvetShakeThe Hooley House – Brooklyn
HighStrungIrishBand@FlatIron
The New Barleycorn@PJ McIntyres Irish Pub
RaggedGloryWest Park Station
Higbees@Flannery’s Pub
CarrietheMusical@BeckCenterfortheArts
ThatIrishBand@Sully’s Irish Pub
DrowsyLads@Logan’s Irish Pub
AbbeyNormalThe Hooley House
ColmO’Brien@DalysPub
Marys Lane@ The Hooley House – Westlake
JamSammich@John Mullarkey’s
TheIrishBoutique@RockyRiverCenter all Weekend

Sat:
CarrietheMusical@Beck
Flanagan’sWake@PlayhouseSquare
Guinness&HarpNitewBoysfromtheCoHell@IACES
FiorGael@TheHarp
CharlieintheBox@HooleyHouseBrooklyn
CarlosJones@PjMcIntyres
UFCFightNite@WPStation
Austin Walkin’ Cane@TheFlatIron
HighStrungIrishBand@Sullys
OpenJukebox@HooleyHouse – Mentor
SrUnitsExhibition&HonoreeDance@West Side Irish American Club
TheNewBarleycorn@HooleyHouseWestlake
SeanBenjamin@Mullarkeys
IRLvsENG6NationsRugby930am ScotlandvsFrance1230pm@PJMcIntyres
TheIrishBoutique@RockyRiverCenter all Weekend

Sunday:
FamilyDays@IrishAmericanClubEastSide
MarysLane@STONE MAD PUB, RESTAURANT AND BOCCE
Pat Shepard@Treehouse Bar
NoStrangersHere@IACES
EnglandvsWales6NationsRugby11am@PJMcIntyres
TheIrishBoutique@RockyRiverCenter all Weekend

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Out & About Ohio March Events Listing ~ Stick it to the Fridge!

Out & About Ohio March 2014

Flanagan’s Wake is Back!

The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake is Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square; Downtown Cleveland. 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 www.playhousesquare.org

Brooklyn – Hooley House!

7th – Velvet Shake, 8th – Charlie in the Box, 14th – Breakfast Club, 15th – Brigid’s Cross, 16th –  Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day w/ Morrison McCarthy; 17th – Open @ 6 for Kegs & Eggs: 9am –  Fior Gael, 1:00 – That Irish Band, 6:00 – Brigid’s Cross. 21,22, 28, 29 – Open Jukebox after the NCAA Games! 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. 1FunPub.com

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center

Call for Irish Rugby Schedule Games Streamed in from Eire. Irish Teas/Library /Genealogy Detective/ all three by appointment.             Irish Heritage Center 3905 Eastern Avenue 513.533.0100, www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com.            Irish Heritage Center 3905 Eastern Avenue 513.533.0100, www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com.

ALL under Cleveland;

The Harp

1st – the porter sharks, 5th – lonesome stars, traditional irish session, foir gael, 12th – chris & tom, 14th – traditional irish session, 15th – the porter sharks, 16th – pitch the peat, 17th – the boys from co hell, lonesome star, 21st – pitch the peat, 22nd – kristine jackson, 26th – chris & tom, walking cane. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com

Stone Mad

Boys from the Co Hell: 8th @IACES, 16th @ Stone Mad, 17th @Flannery’s & @The Harp.
Boys from the Co Hell: 8th @IACES, 16th @ Stone Mad, 17th @Flannery’s & @The Harp.

2nd – Holleran’s Traditional Irish Session, 9th – Marys Lane, 16th – Boys From County Hell, 17th – Holleran’s Traditional Irish Session and Pitch the Peat, 18th – Professionals Party, 23rd – Kelly Wright & Pete Cavano, 30th – Chris Allen. Live music entertainment every Sunday. Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 to 7. 1306 West 65th Street Cleveland 44102 216-281-6500

Flat Iron Café

7th – High Strung Irish Band, 14th – Donegal Doggs 17th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 21st – Brian Lindsay & Alex Sturbaum, 28th – Brittany Reilly Band. 1114 Center St.  Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968.  www.flatironcafe.com

Treehouse

2nd -Thor Platter; 9th -Pat Shepard; 16th -The Terriers; 17th -The Craic Brothers; 18th – Annual Hair of The Dog Party: Doors open at Noon: then Marys Lane. 23rd -Walkin’ Cane: 30th – Rob Duskey. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com

PJ McIntyre’s

Colm O’Brien: 6th @ PJ McIntyre’s,  7th @ Daly’s Pub.
Colm O’Brien: 6th @ PJ McIntyre’s, 7th @ Daly’s Pub.

1st – Abby Normal, 4th – St. Ed’s Alumni “Fat Tuesday Party”, 5th – Monthly Pub Quiz- w Mike D 7pm, 6th – Colm O’Brien (Prodigals), 7th – New Barleycorn, 8th – Carlos Jones, 13th – Craic Brothers, 14th – Disco Inferno, 15th – Stone Pony, 16th – St. Practice Day, 17th – Marys Lane – Doors Open @7am. First 100 people in door with proof of purchase get free T- shirt! Dancers, Pipers, All Day Irish Breakfast , 21st – Burning River Ramblers, 22nd – Charlie in the Box, 28th – Crazy Chester, 29th – Bastard Bearded Irishmen, 30th – Noel Leneghan $10 cover in PJ’s speakeasy. Don’t forget T-Shirt Tues: wear any PJs T-Shirt get 15% off bill! Whiskey Wed:  ½ off every whiskey in the house. Thurs – Craft Beer $2.50. PJ McIntyre’s is a Local 10 Union establishment. Home of the Celtic Supporter’s Club. Book all your parties & Events in our Bridgie Ned’s Irish Parlor Party Room. 17119 Lorain Road, 44111. www.pjmcintyres.com 216-941-9311.

West Park Station

1st – My Manic Episode, 4th – Fat Tuesday Party w Honey Spine HH, 5th – Ash Wednesday AYCE Lake Erie Perch 11am-9pm, 6th – Jim & Eroc HH, 7th – Ragged Glory Neil Young Acoustic tribute HH, 8th – UFC Fight Night, 13th – Austin Walkin’ Cane HH, 14th – Honey Spine HH/The Attraxxion/& DJ, 15th – WP6PC Party 7 UFC 171, 17th- St. Paddy’s Day Bash open 6am, 18th – March Madness Big Screen TV’s,  20th – Tim & Michelle HH, 21st – Hello My Name is, 22nd – Porcelain Bus Drivers, 28th – Diane Chittester HH, 29th – Jacob & the Good People. ‘Merican Mondays & Trivia Night 7pm.  Tues: Roll Call-discounted drinks for all Fire, Police, Military & Med Professionals 9pm. Wed: Karaoke 10pm.  Thur: Girl’s Night 10pm. Sun: SIN Night 9pm. 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.

Flannery’s Pub

1st – The Bar Flys, 7th – The Higbees, 8th – Walking Cane, 14th – Kristine Jackson, 15th – Brent Kirby, 17th St. Pat’s – The Boys from County Hell 1-8pm, 21st & 22nd  – The New Barleycorn, 28th  – Bar Flys, 29th  – Honey Spine. 323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782 www.flannerys.com

PaddyRock Irish SuperPub

16700 A Lorain Avenue Cleveland, 44111

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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

Euclid

Irish American Club East Side

1st – Kick Off Party w Bastard Bearded Irishman $12, 2nd – New Barleycorn, 7th – Loch Erie, 8th – Guinness & Harp I w The Boys from the County Hell $10, 9th – No Strangers Here, 14th – Mary Agnes Kennedy, 15th – Guinness & Harp II w Tara’s Fire $12, 16th – Irish Coffee Night w Craic Brothers $10, 17th – St. Pat’s Night w Craic Brothers $10, 21st – Mad Macs, 28th – Kevin McCarthy. PUB: 7:30 – 10:30. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org

Paddy’s Pour House

922 East 222nd Street, Euclid, 44123
216.289.2569 

Fairview Park

Stamper’s Bar & Grill

13th – Pitch the Peat & Burke School of Dance, 14th – Drowsy Lads, 15th – Harp City, 17th – Open @9am. Dave Phizer, Irish Cottage Boys and Harp City; Corned Beef Dinners, Irish Stew, Derby’s & Beads. 21750 Lorain Road, Fairview Park 44126. 440.333.7826. www.stampersbar.com

Findlay

Logan’s Irish Pub

Brunos Boys: 17th @ Logan’s Irish Pub,  22nd @Sullys
Brunos Boys: 17th @ Logan’s Irish Pub, 22nd @Sullys

8th – Drowsy Lads, 12th – Runa, 13th – Whiskey Tasting, 14th – Highland Reign, 15th – Lonesome Meadow, 16th – Rusty Musket, 17th – 11 to 2 – Rusty Musket/ 2-5 Brunos Boys/6-9 Athen Ry, 19th – Trad Sessiun, 29th – Lone Raven. 2414 South Main Street, Findlay 45840 419.420.3602. www.logansirishpubfindlay.com 

Hiram

SEAN MOORE IRISH MUSIC SESSIÚNS

30th – Learn tunes: 2:00 / Open session: 3:00. Potluck refreshments—All welcome. Frohring Music Hall Room 102 (recital hall), 11746 Dean St., Hiram Village

Lakewood 

Beck Center for the Arts

1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th – CARRIE the musical. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th – ‘night, Mother. 17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org. 17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 (216) 521-2540 www.beckcenter.org

Plank Road Tavern

Open Sessiún Every Thursday 7 – 10.  $3 Guinness and Jamieson. 16719 Detroit Avenue, 44107

Medina

Sully’s

1st – Lisa Spicer, 7th – That Irish Band, 8th – High Strung Irish, 14th – The New Barleycorn, 15th – Marys Lane, 17th – Loch Erie, 21st – Mossy Moran, 22nd – Bruno’s Boys, 28th – Noel Lenaghan, 29th – Pompous Ass. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Mentor

Hooley House

1st – Charlie in the Box, 7th – Abbey Normal, 8th – Open Jukebox, 14th – Samantha Fitzpatrick, 15th – That Irish Band, 16th – Brigid’s Cross – Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! 17th – Opening for Kegs & Eggs @ 6am, Brigid’s Cross ~ 10am, Morrison McCarthy ~ 1:00, Matt Johnson ~ 5:00: Live entertainment All Day on Two Stages! 21,22, 28, 29 – Open Jukebox after the NCAA Games! All starts @9:30: Every Tues – Open Mic w Nick Zuber, Every Wed – Trivia Night.  7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611. 

Olmsted Twp

West Side Irish American Club

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th – Live Music and Food in The Pub every Friday; 1st – Jr. Marching Unit Exhibition, 8th – Sr. Units Annual Exhibition Dance and Honoree Presentation; 15th – Claddagh Ball; 16th – Boxty & Sausage 4pm, followed by Live Music; 17th – 10:00am Mass @ St. Colman’s, 1:00 Parade, 4pm Entertainment at the Club. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Westlake
Hooley House

7th – Marys Lane, 8th – New Barley Corn, 14th – Brigid’s Cross, 15th – Craic Brothers, 16th – Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Donegal Dogs, 17th – Open @ 6am for Kegs & Eggs, Morrison McCarthy ~ 9am, Brigid’s Cross ~ 3:00,That Irish Band ~ 6:00. 21,22, 28, 29 – Open Jukebox after the NCAA Games! 24940 Sperry Dr Westlake 44145. 
1FunPub.com
(440) 835-2890

Willoughby
Mullarkey’s

1st – Kevin McCarthy, 7th – Jam Sammich, 14th – Eric Butler, 15th – Dan McCoy, 17th – Dan McCoy 11-3 & 8 – close; One More Pint 3 – 7. 21st – Mo Andrews, 22nd – Mossy Moran, 28th – Brendan Butler Band, 29th – Donegal Doggs. Wed: Karaoke, Thurs: Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com 

Croagh Patrick’s

4857 Robinhood Drive Willoughby, 44094 (440) 946-8250. www.croaghpatrickspub.webs.com 

Columbus

Shamrock Club Events

Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com

Tara Hall

Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2nd Friday 8:00 – 11:00pm. No Cover. Tara Hall 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949. 

Sandusky

Daly’s Pub

7th – Colm O’Brien (formerly of The Prodigals). 104 Columbus Avenue.

March 2014
March 2014

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!

  • Akron Hibernian’s Ceili Band Sessions, Wednesdays 7:30 pm. Mark Heffernan  Div 2 Hall 2000 Brown St, Akron 330-724-2083. Beginner to intermediate
  • Croagh Patrick’s – 2nd Tuesday of every month 8 – 10pm
  • Bardic Circle @The Shamrock Club of Columbus Beginner – friendly, intermediate level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Irish Eyes Heavenly Pub, 1st Wednesday of month. 3324 Secor Rd, Toledo
    Stone Mad – 1st Sunday of the month Holleran Traditional Irish Session, 7pm
  • Plank Road – Every Thursday 7 – 10. All ages and experience welcome. 16719 Detroit  Road, Lakewood, 44107
  • The Harp – 1st Friday of every month, 9pm
  • Logan’s Irish Pub – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 414 S. Main St., Findlay, 7:30 pm
  • Oberlin’s Traditional Irish Session – 2nd Monday of the month 8-10pm Slow Train Café, 55 East College St., Oberlin. Informal all experience welcome: www.oberlin.net/~irishsession
  • Claddagh Irish Pub – Sundays 6:00pm-9:00pm. All experience levels welcome

585 S. Front St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Here’s March’s Ohio Irish American News!

Editor’s Corner, March 2014

Folk and Irish, they’ve been interlinked since before Makem met Clancy.  As I adjusted to a 14 hour, 80-degree change in temperature from Cozumel, Mexico to Chicago, Illinois this week, I thought about legacy, learning and the legends created on the 3rd Annual Joanie Madden Folk n Irish Cruise, and there were many, many created over the week, some even in daylight hours.

I had already been preparing myself for the cold as I walked of the Norwegian Epic and headed for Chicago for a brief book tour, but I still haven’t wrapped my arms around the experiences of The Cruise or the amazing book tour stop that followed.  Look out next month for the full, glorious story!

We fancy stories here, mostly true.  Do you have a story to tell?  Send your submissions to me at jobrien@ianohio.com.  We like emailed submissions in Word, single spaced, under 1,100 words, with a great, permission to use granted photos.

Please welcome to our OhIAN team Amanda Karpus, our new Cleveland Account Manager.  Amanda will be working with new accounts that I can’t always reach with the day job.  I have enjoyed getting to know her and think she will be a fantastic addition to our growing team.  To get her off to a blazing start, please let her know who you think should be advertising in your Ohio Irish American News: akarpus@ianohio.com.  Referrals are gold and there is much gold in Ohio.  Both she and I would greatly appreciate your support in helping us get continue to grow and offer even more of our rich heritage to our readers, as a great newsmagazine for the Irish in and around Ohio.

I was fortunate to be born in a house where love and action were equally demanded. I hope my books, the Ohio Irish American News, Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival and the volunteer efforts leave a legacy even half as rich as my parents gave me; thank you very, very much for all your kind words and Congratulations on being selected as a United Irish Society 147th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honoree.

A myriad of events are organized, full of tradition and celebration for the honorees.  I can’t wait. The season is always full of great joy, great friends and great memories; this year will be the best yet, knowing full well that that is a high, high benchmark.

Breaking news: delighted to be selected to be guest tweeting @InTheCLE #InTheCLE startin 3/9! Check out what going on in the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day: Things to see, do, to know and to not miss.  Follow me any time at @jobjr, but especially follow me as I tweet for @InTheCLE the week of 3/9.

Let your liquor be light, your memories be sharp

Toasting our heritage, whether Guinness or Harp

Many kisses received, for your Irish style Lass or Laddie

And remember in print: Its not Patty; it’s Paddy.

Make ready the pipes, vocal or drone

Feel the roots, from your soul to the bone

Class over crass, let the green come from your heart

Long live the Irish; let the Green Season start!

Looking forward to seeing you out and about Ohio this month, or on The Avenue March 17th. Let’s Get up, Show up, and Lift up.

Slán,

John

 

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