St. Patrick’s 2017 Parade

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The IAS and GAA teamed up to present a good showing at the St. Patrick’s Parade on March 11.  Here are some photos of the parade and merriment that followed.    

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I AM OF IRISH AMERICA

I AM OF IRISH AMERICA
by
Mary Holt Moore

I am a child of immigrants.
I am of a people who for over 800 years have bent a knee to no king but the King of Heaven and bowed a head to no queen but the Queen of Heaven.
I am of a dispersed people, sent in slavery to Barbados
In chains to Australia
In famine to America.

I am of a people who tore themselves from their Father’s trembling arms,
kissed their tear stained mother’s face goodbye.
Traveled all over the world to keep a roof over beloved heads, and food on the hungry table.
I am of an empire on which no sun has set, for wherever you go in this whole wide world,
Wherever a House of God has risen, where ever a house of learning founded,
or a tree of liberty planted by loving hands, and watered by the tears of an Irish exile,
there you will find the Irish Empire.

I thank God for the blood of my Fathers,
I thank God for the land of my birth.
I pray that God will save Ireland
I pray that God will continue to Bless America.

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NEW IAS MEMBERS

Please give a great big Irish welcome when you see our new members:

Ed Melton
James Roberts
Mary Jane Dyson
Stanford Oliver
Richard & Sharon Lemley
Thomas & Terri Fitzsimmons
John & Jennifer Roper
Elenora & Andrew Larkin
Jim & Jacque Jones
Patrick & Gwen Kelly
Patrick & Ashley McDonough

Patrick McDonough & Tess

Patrick McDonough & Tess

Jim Roberts

Jim Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Lemley & Daughter

Sharon Lemley & Daughter

Ed Melton

Ed Melton

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NTIF 2017

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Celebrating Irish!  It was a great weekend to listen to wonderful performers, including The High Kings, We Banjo Three, Barrule from over the pond, as well as many local favorites, some of those being the Behans, Irish Rogues and Tullamore.  … Continue reading

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A BUSY MARCH

 March has so much to offer the Irish.   Mark your calendar and show your Irish Spirit:

NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL – March 3 – 5:   The IAS will have a booth and raffle a basket of spirits.   The festival will offer many exciting performers.   NTIF information can be found at http://www.ntif.org

BOOK CLUB – March 7:    Meet at noon on Tuesday at Trinity Hall Pub for a presentation of the book, “I Am of Irelaunde” a novel of Patrick and Osian by Juilene Osborne-McKnight.

ST. PATRICK’S PARADE – March 11:  The IAS has joined with GAA to provide an strong Irish force in the parade.  Everyone is welcome to walk with the group and carry a flag to wave.   Meet at Greenville Avenue and Park Lane by 9:30. After the parade, we will continue to party at Trinity Hall Pub.

PUB NIGHT – March 14:  Join with your friends at Trinity Hall Pub at 6:00 or anytime thereafter.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL – March 17.   The Mass will be held at Noon, with a light reception following.  Bring your friends.

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