Lynne Barnard passing

We are sad to announce the passing of Lynne Barnard. Lynne & her husband John have been long-time members of the IAS and have served on many committees throughout the years.

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the Barnard family.

Details will follow when available.

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Annual Dallas IAS General Meeting, June 12th, 1pm

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE DALLAS IRISH AMERICAN SOCIETY:

I am hoping everyone is enjoying the spring and getting ready for the summer months.   Getting through the Covid 19 challenges over the past few years has been a challenge for everyone.  The past year the Dallas IAS has had many events and tried to keep the past traditions alive and well.   All of your support and participation have been very much appreciated.  The Dallas IAS is looking forward to another year of fun, fellowship, and friendship. 

It is now the time of the year for the Annual Dallas IAS General meeting.   So please SAVE THE DATE OF JUNE 12, 2022!   The meeting will be held at The Londoner Pub, 14930 Midway Road, Addison, Texas 75001 Phone: 972-458-2444.  If possible please arrive 1pm – 1:30pm so everyone can get settled in for The General Meeting which will begin at 2pm.  The agenda for the meeting will be available and presented at that time.  For the meeting, please collect a name tag upon arrival.  

IMPORTANT:  It is the time to pay the annual membership dues.  

Dues & Membership Levels

Membership dues are paid for calendar year and are payable each year in June.  Paid members receive special member discounts at featured events and allow us to maintain the website and offer sponsorship to a variety of Irish cultural & community events throughout the year. Family Membership is $25 per year for individuals that reside within the same household and at the same physical address.  Individual Membership is $20 per year for individuals, regardless of familial relationships, that reside at separate physical addresses.

Robert Hull, Consul General of Ireland – Austin, has contacted me this past week, and he will be in the Dallas area the weekend of June 11.  During his visit he would like to meet some of the Dallas IAS community.  He has accepted to come to the start of the meeting and take a few minutes to introduce himself to our members.  I had the pleasure of having a nice lunch with Robbie and Niamh Clarke, Vice Consul General during my visit to Austin a few months ago.  He was in the process of relocating his wife and children to Texas at that time.  Hopefully we can give him a warm welcome to Dallas. 

 As President and as written in the by-laws, I have had the task of creating a Nominating Committee Chairperson for the four Officer roles which will lead the organization over the next year.  Thanks to Eve Dunnigan for accepting to be the Nominating Committee Chairperson.  Eve has selected Anne Brophy and Joan O’Brien to assist in selecting the Officer Nominees for the next operating year.  The newly elected Officers will assume their offices on July 1st.  The Nominating Committee has selected the following individuals as the 2022 – 2023 candidates.  The nominees are as follows:  Ron Tamplin has accepted to remain in the role of President.  I have served on the Board for the local Nephrology Nurses Association and am presently on the Board for several Home Owners Associations.   Patti Winston Frank has accepted to be the nominee for the role of Vice-President.  Patti is the current Irish Person of the Year.  She has served on many IAS event committees and a nominating committee.  John Hebley has accepted to remain in the role of Treasurer.  John is the current Treasurer and on the Board for the Southwest Celtic Music Association and the North Texas Irish Festival.  Betty D’Arcy has accepted to remain in the role of Secretary.  Betty has served many years as an officer for the area Toastmasters, for her Home Owners Association and previously on the IAS Board.  Once again:  As the by-laws state additional candidates may be nominated by any member of the Society at the annual meeting.  All of your support and participation has been very much appreciated. 

The Dallas IAS is looking forward to seeing you all at the up-coming meeting.

Ron Tamplin, President the Dallas IAS

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Pub Afternoon @ The Londoner, April 9th. 4 P.M.

Join us with your family & friends for a Pint, and a Bite! 14930 Midway Rd., Addison, TX.

We moved the time to 4:00 because of the Rugby game was going to make the place a little crowded. Please make a note of the new time.

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St.Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday March 12th 9:00

We meet at 9:00. The parade starts at 11:00. You must sign waivers and get a wristband in order to step onto Greenville.

We have several coordinators for this event: Aaron Adair, Scott Schroy, Justin Maloney, Noah Roche and Kathy Moore

https://www.dallasstpp.com Check out this website for map, schedule, rules and regulations, etc.

We meet behind the Half Price Book Store on Blackwell Street between 9 and 9:30. We walk onto Greenville Avenue at 10:00 and the parade starts promptly at 11:00. You must allow yourself time to get a security wrist bracelet and sign in. You must sign the waiver upon entering. 

No cars are allowed, only walkers. Do not bring anything with you such as coolers. Only bring yourself, no dogs. You will not be allowed to walk with us if you bring dogs.
County flags are first come-first served. We don’t hold requests for certain counties.

Dart Rail has a station at Park Lane. Just walk across the track to Blackwell St. It is the best way to get there, as parking is really hard. Same thing going home. Take Dart back to your station. It is easy. There will be close to 100,000 people on Greenville, so you can imagine the number of cars. 

The parade registration is under the name Irish-American Society. Look for Aaron, Scott, Noah and Justin. I will be in a van that says American Handyman of Texas, but then I will be leaving to go to the end of the parade, where I will pick up the flags when you finish. Throw your flags into the back of the van. I will be sitting at the corner of University and Central waiting for you unless the police won’t let me. In that case, my van will be parked in the underground parking lot at Trinity Hall.

There will be an after party at The Playwright Pub at One Arts Plaza on Routh Street. We will meet outside on the patio near the Celtic Cross. Parking is free if you get the code from your server. First you pay with card, then put the code in and it reverses the charge.

Here are the phone numbers but it is so noisy out there, I doubt if anybody will hear their phone ring.
Aaron-580-380-7000
Scott-214-642-5772
Justin-615-554-8372
Kathy-214-769-1855

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Celtic Angels at The Eisemann Theatre March 31 7:30 P.M.

On Tour for a Once in a Lifetime Concert

Celtic Angels Ireland

  • Thursday, March 31 • 7:30 PM
  • Link to Buy Tickets: https://www.eisemanncenter.com/event/i/8089/d/celtic-angels
  • Promo Code: DALLASIRISH
  • 30% Off All Seats
  • Limit 4 Tickets Per Offer
  • Not Valid for Tickets Already Purchased
  • Offer Expires Monday, March 21st at 11:59 PM
  • It’s fine for you and your members to post about this on your personal social channels.
  • The table in lobby is for IAS members and guests.
  • A photo opp with some of the cast and musicians is possible depending on COVID. But by March 31, we should be fine.

Contact Phyllis Wells at pwells1957@gmail.com or text her (she is in your directory) for questions.

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