Waiting for Godot - Irish Druid Theatre Company in Charleston
May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Waiting for Godot - Irish Druid Theatre Company in Charleston

  • Dock Street Theater
Waiting for Godot, Druid Theater, Charleston SC

 

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.

Read more about Druid Theater and buy tickets 

Read The Irish Times review

May Charleston Irish Party
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

May Charleston Irish Party

  • Prohibition Charleston
Prohibition Back Patio

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

Free admission

Greenville Invitational Hurling Tournament
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Greenville Invitational Hurling Tournament

  • Pittman Park

The Charleston Hurling Team will be traveling to Greenville on Saturday to compete in the Greenville tournament. 

 

Greenville Cup:
Round 1

10:00--Greenville vs.Knoxville/Augusta (Atlanta officiating)

11:00--Charleston vs. Atlanta (Greenville officiating)

Round 2

12:00--Greenville vs. Charleston (Knoxville officiating)

1:00--Atlanta vs. Knoxville/Augusta (Charleston officiating)

Round 3

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.

Apr
22
Apr 23

After Party for Hurling Tournament

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 

Holy City Cup - Charleston Hurling Tournament
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Holy City Cup - Charleston Hurling Tournament

  • Danny Jones 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 v Wales - World Cup Qualifier
Mar
24
3:45 pm15:45

Ireland v Wales - World Cup Qualifier

  • McCanns Irish Pub

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
Mar
19
7:30 pm19:30

Rockin' Road to Dublin

  • North Charleston Performing Arts Center

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.

For more details : 

https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/rockin-road-to-dublin

The Real St. Patrick
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

The Real St. Patrick

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

Young Wolfe Tones @ Celtic Night
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

Young Wolfe Tones @ Celtic Night

  • Charleston Music Hall

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. 

History and Destiny in the Making of Ireland's Spiritual Empire
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

History and Destiny in the Making of Ireland's Spiritual Empire

  • College of Charleston

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

 

 

Lowcountry Irish Fest
Feb
11
Feb 12

Lowcountry Irish Fest

  • Omar Shrine Convention

HIGHLIGHTS

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. 

 

    Ireland on Screen Lecture by the University of Notre Dame's Briona Nic Dhiarmada
    Feb
    3
    7:00 pm19:00

    Ireland on Screen Lecture by the University of Notre Dame's Briona Nic Dhiarmada

    • Alumni Center, EHHP building, College of Charleston Charleston, SC, 29401 United States

    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

    First Charleston Irish Night of 2017
    Jan
    29
    5:00 pm17:00

    First Charleston Irish Night of 2017

    • Prohibition Charleston

    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. 

    Charleston Hurling Club v Orlando
    Jan
    21
    10:00 am10:00

    Charleston Hurling Club v Orlando

    • Bayview Soccer Complex

    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. 

    Trad for Trocaire
    Dec
    18
    5:30 pm17:30

    Trad for Trocaire

    • McCanns Irish Pub

    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.

    Charleston Irish Christmas Party at the Beach
    Dec
    9
    Dec 10

    Charleston Irish Christmas Party at the Beach

    • St James Gate Irish Pub

    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.