Irish Music and Dance Association is the sponsor of the IMDA Music Workshop Tent at Irish Fair of Minnesota with workshops offered on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the schedule on the Irish Fair pull-out section of The Irish Gazette.
IMDA will make a special presentation of the Story of the San Patricios by Andale Juana. This is about the St. Patrick’s Battalion (the “San Patricios”), a group of primarily Irish immigrant soldiers who left the U.S. Army in 1846 to fight for the Mexican side during the Mexican American War. This Cross-Cultural presentation was a part of IMDA’s St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration in March at Landmark Center. The presentation is in the Eoin McKiernan Speaker’s Tent at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.
The Twin Cities Lakelanders Gaelic Football Club will hold games at the McMurray field in St. Paul which is located at 1155 Jessamine Ave West. These are International Rules Games. They have a call out for more players (veteran players from years gone by especially) to show up. Go to FaceBook for current information about games and practices.
The Irish baseball team has won the European Baseball Championship Qualifier that was held recently at Ashbourne in County Meath. Ireland was the host in the qualifier to national baseball teams from Norway, Finland, Greece, and Slovenia. Ireland beat Greece 12-2 in a convincing win to finish as the overall winner of the
Dan McGraw is the fourth-generation funeral director in family owned and operated Gill Brothers Funeral Home. The home was started by his great grandfather, Michael Gill. The succession runs from Michael Gill to Dan’s grandfather, John Gill and then to his mother and father, Joanne Gill and Neil McGraw. Dan often visits his Ireland family in County Mayo and is going again soon.
The Irish music community has recently celebrated the weddings of members Patrick McCormick and Heather Zehr who
Celebrate the Irish Heritage of Minnesota’s first Irish settlement on Sunday, Aug. 26 with a Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a silent auction from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a bagpiper playing the grounds from 10 a.m. until noon. A chicken dinner prepared by Chef Craig starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. The Wild Colonial Bhoys will be the featured entertainment held from noon to 3 p.m. There will also be a Raffle, after
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