We'll have more info on this shortly, but put it in the calendar, it's always one of the great parties of the year. Lots of Irish in from all over the South East for the tournament
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
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will be playing at the Music Hall.
Closer to the date, we'll arrange a pre-concert few pints somewhere.
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.
December 10 we have a tournament in Augusta. There will be 5 other teams competing (Augusta, Greenville, Atlanta, Tampa,Hampton Roads).
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.