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 purchase from Food Vendor Peckish Pies.

April 9 — 3:00
Patrick Teeling presenting Genealogy and Ancestry at Sherlock’s Pub in Addison

April 11 — 6:00 PM
Pub night at Trinity Hall

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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 the day.

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    A Remembrance of St. Patrick’s Day 2000 @ Midway Point

St. Patrick's Celebration 2000

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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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