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November is here!

Pub night is Tuesday 11/8 at Gillespie’s Tavern in Richardson from 6pm-8pm. Romer has reserved the back room for us again so we can all talk!

Gillespie’s has become a favorite of many of the IAS. It’s got great food, beer & whiskey selections and MUSIC!

Gillespie’s Tavern, 3600 Shire Blvd, Ste 112, Richardson, TX 75082


Saturday Nov 12th (new date) from 3-6pm bring your best Stew OR Soda bread (or both) for our annual competition. Let’s see who’s the best!

Cost is $10/person. Each entry though gets 1 free admission. To RSVP go to
Irish American Society Stew & Soda Bread ( and sign up. See you there!

Patti & Scott Frank, 1805 Eastern Hills Dr, Garland, TX

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Passing of Marie Welch

It is with great sadness that we let you know of Marie Welch’s passing. The IAS extends its condolences and sympathy to Richard and Jackie during this time of sadness.

Marie was Irish Person of the Year in 2007 and served on the board with Richard many times. They were co-presidents in 1997-1998 and were very active in the Downtown Dallas St Patrick’s Parade serving as Deputy Marshalls for many years. Marie was also very active with the Texas Rose of Tralee assisting her daughter Jackie in many ways by hosting events.

The Welch’s will be having a reception at Richard’s home on November 12th from 11am-3pm. All are welcome to come and have a time of remembrance. Please keep the family in your prayers. The address is 1507 Margate Ln, Richardson, 75082.

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It’s October!

It’s October! Will we see you at Book Club? Or at Pub Night?

Book Club is 10/4 at 12:30 (get there early to order food). This month it is Toughnut Angel, the tale of Real Life Adventures of the Old West by Jane Carlisle Baker. The author, Jane Baker, will be present via ZOOM for the discussion, which will begin about 12:30. It is at Brewers Arms, 5815 Live Oak.

Pub night this month is 10/11 at 6pm and will be at the Londoner at Midway/Belt Line. See you there!

And a new event is the Plano International Festival on Saturday Oct 15th from 11am-5pm in Haggard Park in downtown Plano on 15th Street. Come help promote the IAS! Signup sheets will be sent out via email.

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Pub Night in September–Happy birthday Ron!

We had a great time at Black Friar Pub in Lakewood! It was wonderful weather and we were out on a fabulous patio overlooking the Lakewood Theater.

And we surprised Ron Tamplin with a birthday card and cake! Thank you Patti for getting those!

We handed out the upcoming calendar. Hope to see everyone soon!

Sept 6th           Book Club at Brewer’s Arms—Final Fling

Sept 13th         Pub night at Black Friar Pub

Oct 4th             Book Club at Brewer’s Arms—Toughnut Angel

Oct 11th           Pub night at The Londoner

Oct 15th           International Festival

Nov 1st            Book Club at Brewer’s Arms—Murder in an Irish Bookshop

Nov 8th            Pub night at McGillan’s

Nov 13th          Stew & Soda Bread at Patti & Scott Frank’s

Dec 6th             Book Club Christmas Party

Dec 13th           Pub Night at Gillespie’s Tavern

Dec xxx            Christmas Party—Date TBD

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