Lots going on in St Patrick's Day in Charleston, Mass is 8am at St Patrick's Church downtown. Be sure to take a look at the gravestones adjacent to the church, lots of Irish buried there from the 19th.
The parade begins at the church following Mass. At noon the Irish flag is raised about city hall and there's a ceremony for that.
While in the area stop by the Irish Memorial Park on Charlotte Street.
Then go celebrate in one of the Irish owned pubs in the area
McCanns in Mt Pleasant & Seabrook
Seanachai on Johns Island
St James Gate on Folly
The College of Charleston Irish Studies program will have Professor Dominic Bryan of Queen's University Belfast in town giving a lecture.
Gaelic Storm are going to be playing at the Music Farm, should be a good night
Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band. Their musical output includes pieces from traditional Irish music, Scottish music, and original tunes in both the Celtic and Celtic rock genres.
This is the Facebook page for the event
This is the big one, first leg of the playoff to get the World Cup. Since St James Gate was a lucky venue for the game v Wales, we are heading back there, so come to the beach Saturday and watch us beat the Danes.
On a rainy October afternoon in 2011, club co-founders Brendan and Ryan met at the park to hit around the sliotar. Six years have passed since that fateful afternoon, all the while our club continues to grow and spread the glorious game that is hurling.
Come out for a pint or a PBR to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Charleston Hurling Club. Attendees can expect a wee-bit of story time from longtime members.
If you're interested in learning more about the hurling club, members will be in attendance to answer any questions.
We are throwing a grand opening party for our Seabrook location!! Finbar is flying down from Wisconsin to sing some Irish tunes and entertain everyone!! There may be an appearance from the Charleston Irish band.....
This is a great opportunity to experience some excellent Irish music and have a wonderful time!!
This is a great chance to meet some of the Charleston Irish and experience Irish culture here in the low country!
No cover charge, no reservations, no excuses.......
#charleston #irish #pub #bestpubintheland
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Charleston Irish are going on tour ! We have been invited to the soft opening of Prohibition in Savannah.
A Fairfield Inn is next door for those who wish to stay over, mention you are an Associate of Prohibition and receive a discounted rate. Might even be a few songs and stories and most definately lots of Craic. They have done a magnificent job and its design is an absolute must see. Hope you can Make it
This is our biggest meet up of the year, celebrating halfway to Paddy's Day, so if you haven't been to a Charleston Irish monthly event yet, be sure you come to this one.
We've made it a very big event, Finbar McCarthy is flying in from Wisconsin to sing along side very special guest, Dan O'Sullivan, from Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones.
Tommy Snee will be performing and as always, Jerry 'Ringo' Lynch will be on the drum. Other guest appearances as the night goes on too.
Guinness will be engraving pint glasses too.
James, Ray & Jim will be our hosts in the back patio at Prohibition.
The craic will be mighty. See you all there.
Our July Charleston Irish meet up will be another family friendly afternoon event. Danny, Ciara & Gianni will be taking a break from working on their new Seabrook location to be our hosts.
Finbar McCarthy & the Charleston Irish band will be performing as usual and we have a special guest, Brendan O'Connor, who will be joining us onstage. Brendan is a retired NYPD Officer and Ground Zero first responder as well as a brilliant musician.
It was a full house at Seanachai for the June event and the craic was savage, so looking forward to another great afternoon at McCanns. Mark it on your calendars now and let us know you are coming on the Facebook event page
Don't forget that McCann's are opening a second location at Seabrook Island, follow their Facebook page to keep updated on progress and opening date. https://www.facebook.com/mccannsseabrook/
The world renowned Druid Theater will be headlining the Charleston Spoleto Festival this year, performing Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Dock Street Theater.
They will be performing from 25 May - 11 June 2017.
The Charleston Irish night will be on Friday May 26th, when the Irish Consul General for the SouthEast, Shane Stephens will be in attendance.
Waiting for Godot
On a bare road in the middle of nowhere, two world-weary friends await the arrival of the mysterious Godot. While waiting, they speculate, bicker, joke and ponder life’s greater questions. As dusk begins to fall, two figures appear on the horizon.
Druid returns with its acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot in spring 2017.
Regarded as one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is a masterpiece that draws endless interpretations.
Our monthly get together is a family friendly event this month since we are holding it on a Sunday afternoon at Prohibition. Finbar McCarthy is flying in from Wisconsin to sing with the Charleston Irish band.
Prohibition, owned by the Belfast lads James, Ray & Jim, just extended their patio and we will hosting the event out there.
Come meet your fellow Irish and listen to the songs.
3pm - until
The Charleston Hurling Team will be traveling to Greenville on Saturday to compete in the Greenville tournament.
10:00--Greenville vs.Knoxville/Augusta (Atlanta officiating)
11:00--Charleston vs. Atlanta (Greenville officiating)
12:00--Greenville vs. Charleston (Knoxville officiating)
1:00--Atlanta vs. Knoxville/Augusta (Charleston officiating)
2:00--Greenville vs. Atlanta (Knoxville officiating)
3:00--Knoxville/Augusta vs. Charleston (Greenville officiating)
Shield: 4:00 lowest 2 records based on wins (Officials TBD)
Cup: 5:00 highest 2 teams based on wins (Officials TBD)
• Each Game will be 45 minutes in length (20 minute halves and a 5 minute half time period.
• Each team officiating will be responsible for a field ref (1), back judges (4), and line judges (2).
• At the end of each match winners and points for both teams will be turned into the chairman from Greenville.
• Tie Breaker if same record will be total points scored against.
• The youth Blitz will start at 11:00 on the field next to the main field.
We are happy to host the Holy City Cup in our great city of Charleston on Saturday, April 22 at our old stomping grounds at the Danny Jones Complex where it all started. Format will be similar to how it has been in the past: 11 a side, Junior C rules (no more than 3 Irish on the field at a time), co-ed teams are welcome. Unfortunately, due to the field and time constraints, we will not be able to field a full camogie tournament as we did last year.
For those who haven't been to the field before, there is enclosed bathrooms and concessions. We will have the grill going and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks for purchase. There is no alcohol or pets allowed at the field.
Stay tuned for information about our after party.
We look forward to having y'all back in our fair city. If you can send a squad, please let us know by April 15 so that we can schedule accordingly. Thanks!
Ireland play a massive World Cup Qualifier in Dublin v Wales and Gareth Bale.
We've had a great start to the campaign and a win here will keep us in good shape to qualify for Russia 2018.
We'll be meeting at McCann's to watch it. Come support the Boys in Green
ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN
Following sell-out shows in the Northeast, Rockin’ Road to Dublin is coming to Charleston on their first national tour! Come see the show that Irish Dancing Magazine calls “WORLD CLASS ... a one-two punch of style and mastery ... they made some magic here”.
Rockin’ Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a Rock-N-Roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. Starring World Champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, the cast includes 14 dancers, 8 musicians and two vocalists.
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The Real St. Patrick
Lecture by Belmont Abbey College's Patrick Wadden
When: 9 March, 7pm
Where: Robert Scott Small Bldg (RSS) 235 (see campus map below)
This is a College of Charleston Irish & American Irish Studies program event.
St. Patrick’s Day has become a festival of all things Irish, from music and dance to food and drink. But amidst the revelry, it is worth remembering that the day commemorates a remarkable individual who lived in the fifth century. Patricius son of Calpornius was a Christian bishop from Britain who left his comfortable home to dedicate his life to spreading the faith in Ireland. This is all the more astonishing considering that Patrick’s first encounter with the Irish had been when they abducted him and sold him into slavery as a young boy. In the fifteen hundred years since he lived and died, myths and legends about Patrick have come to dominate the public perception of who he was and what he did. In this lecture, these legends and their meanings will be discussed on the way to investigating the real St Patrick, his life, his mission, and his achievement, as described in his own words.
Free and open to the public
Lecture by Manhattanville College's Irene Whelan
When: 23 February, 7pm
Where: Addlestone Library #227 (see campus map below)
This is a College of Charleston Irish & American Irish Studies event
A native of County Galway on Ireland’s west coast, Whelan's first book was “The Bible War in Ireland. The ‘Second Reformation’ and the Polarization of Protestant-Catholic Relations, 1780-1840” published in 2005. Prof. Whelan is an active scholar and keeps a consistent foothold on both sides of the Atlantic; she spent part of her recent sabbatical as a visiting scholar at Maynooth University in Ireland. Her scholarly focus is on the intersection of religious and political history at the local as well as the global level. She is currently engaged in co-editing a volume of essays, “Landscape of Promise and Ruin: Culture, Identity and Reality in the Irish West, 1830-1930” as well a book-length study of the concept of an Irish ‘spiritual empire’ in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Free and open to the public
SATURDAY, FEB 11 – MUSIC AND IRISH DANCERS FROM 11:00AM – 8:00PM
SUNDAY, FEB 12 – TRADITIONAL IRISH BREAKFAST @ 9:00AM
MUSIC AND IRISH DANCERS FROM 11:00AM – 8:00PM
The Lowcountry Irish Festival is a musical and cultural Irish Festival celebrating all things uniquely Irish in the South Carolina Lowcountry. From some of Charleston's founding fathers to Irish plantation owners and laborers. From Irish pirates to the Irishmen who powered the HL Hunley with their bare hands.
It's short notice but the one and only Finbar Mac Carthy is making a surprise visit to Charleston and his first stop is a gig at McCann's Irish Pub!!
He will be playing from 3-6pm and you never know, he might do a little half time show!!
This is a once off show so come on down to your Irish Heaquarters for the Super Bowl!!
Ireland on Screen
Lecture by the University of Notre Dame's Briona Nic Dhiarmada
When: 3 February 7pm
Where: Alumni Center, EHHP building, College of Charleston (see campus map below)
This is a College of Charleston Irish and American Irish Studies event
Briona Nic Dhiarmada wrote and produced the film shown last year on PBS, 1916 The Irish Rebellion, which won the Best Documentary Series at the 2016 Irish Television and Film Awards. The writer of over 35 screen plays and ten documentaries, Nic Dhiarmada will be speaking about "Ireland on Screen." This lecture is sponsored by Charleston's Notre Dame alumni and the Hesburgh Lecture Program.
Free and open to the public
We will be having our first Charleston Irish night on Sunday January 29th. The Belfast lads at Prohibition on King Street will be our hosts this time.
The famous Charleston Irish band will be performing and there are rumours of some fantastic food for this one too.
We'll have more details in the new year, but get this date in the calendar now.
The Orlando Hurling Club has agreed to travel to our fair city for a "friendly" between our two squads. Not only is this a great chance to compete against a club we don't normally get to play, but also a great opportunity to keep our skills going through the "off-season". All are invited so bring your friends and families. More details (pets allowed?, food, after-party) to follow. Mark your calendars, this should be a good one.
Double Check the Facebook event page as things can change last minute depending on conditions.
EVERYBODY who donates any amount from $1 will receive a raffle for a prize. Trocaire is an Irish non profit org that does a wide range of humanitarian work in many countries. Learn more at www.trocaire.org. Of course, there will be a trad session playing at McCann's this night as well, hosted by Jeanne.
Our December Charleston Irish night will be a our Christmas Party.
We are heading to beach for this one since Christmas is the only time of the year our Irish skin won't get burned. John & Stephanie at St James Gate Irish Pub on Folly Beach will be our hosts.
Dan O'Sullivan of the Young Wolfe Tones will be the main musician and others are invited to bring their instruments and join.
7pm, come hungry & thirty.
Christmas Jumpers welcome.