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About sbalagna

IAS Vice President 2012-2013; IAS President 2013-2015; 2016-2017

TITANIC SONG

  On April 14, 1912, one-hundred five years ago, the great ship the Titanic, which was built in Belfast, hit an iceberg and sunk.  Many Irish, hoping to start a new life in America perished during this tragedy which took … Continue reading

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AN IRISH SONG

COME OUT YE BLACK AND TANS The tune “Rosc Catha na Mumhan” (Battlecry of Munster) written by Pierce Fitzgerald in the 1700s, was used by Dominic Behan in composing this rebel song.  During the War of Independence, Britain chose to … Continue reading

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AN IRISH SONG

Óró sé do bheatha abhaile This traditional Irish song was associated with the Jacobite cause, referring to Bonnie Prince Charlie and dating to the third Jacobite rising of 1745.  During the early twentieth century, Padraig Pearse, (poet and rebel leader … Continue reading

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April Events

April 4 @ Noon Book Club at Trinity Hall, featuring “The Girl Who Came Home” by Hazel Gaynor April 8 — 12:15 – 5:30 Watch the GAA Games — Fionn MacCumhail vs. Austin Celtic Cowboys.   Bring a picnic lunch, or … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

Mass was celebrated by Bishop Burns at Cathedral Shrine of Virgin of  Guadalupe at noon on St. Patrick’s Day.  After Mass, a luncheon was served by the IAS, and musical entertainment provided by the Ed Macke family. Celebrations continued throughout … Continue reading

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