Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern CT
Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern CT

Save the Date!

We meet regularly at different locations to exchange ideas, socialize and make important decisions affecting our association. We hope that you will consider becoming a member and join us in an animated discussion among friends!

Scroll through our list of events!!  You can also sign up for Irish Language Classes at the bottom of the page!

Hamden Town Center Park

Homecoming & Harvest Food Truck Festival & Irish Fest!

Friday September 22nd

 

Friday Sept 22nd 4:30 - 9:00 pm at the Hamden Town Center Park.

Come join the ICSA and other Irish groups from the area as well as nearly 3 dozen food trucks.  The ICSA will have a Tea House, so com visit us and get a cuppa and a scone!

 

Hope to see you there!!

Mohegan Sun Casino Trip

Saturday September 30th

 

Casino trip! Get your friends together and see who can hit big! Saturday, Sept 30th. $45 pp includes vouchers for dining and/or gaming.  Bus will leave the North Haven commuter lot (exit 10) at 5pm and the Branford commuter lot (exit 53) at 5:15pm.

  

For your tickets contact Margaret at  mprednergast@icsa-home.org or Brownpapertickets.com.

Annual Holiday Market

Saturday November 18th

Join us on Saturday, 18th of November, from Noon to 6pm, to begin the shopping season with Irish Goods, Clothing, Jewelry, Gifts and Decorations. Don't forget the annual raffle too! We will be gathering at The Playwright Bar & Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, with mountains of goodies. There will be several vendors there bringing lots of fun things to check out.  If you would like to purchase Irish Goods (Bacon, Sausage, Black & White Puddings, Boiled Bacon, Barry's Tea and much more) see the  order form. Orders must be placed by Saturday 5 November. If there are items not on the list that you'd like, contact Margaret (mprendergast@icsa-home.org) and we'll see if we can find it for you. We will have a supply of Irish candy Christmas selection boxes and cookies. Please bring your friends and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!! 

 

November 18th - ICSA Annual Raffle Drawing. Tickets available NOW! 

The Irish Cultural & Sports Association raffle draw will take place at The Playwright in Hamden at 6pm on Saturday, November 18th. The proceeds will support our Irish Cultural Programs. First prize will be a $750  gift card, second prize is a $150 Lottery Tree and third prize is a $100 gift certificate for The Playwright Restaurant and Pub in Hamden. Tickets only cost $1 and are available from any officer. We need club members to help sell tickets and we will be supplying members with a couple of books to sell or purchase. Tickets are available NOW! Whoever sells the most tickets will receive a complimentary 2018 membership. Please contact Shaun Donnelly (sdonnelly@icsa-home.org, 203-387-7999), Margaret Prendergast 

(mprendergast@icsa-home.org, 203-675-6683) to get a supply of tickets. Thanks in advance for your help. 

Thimble Islands Cruise

Saturday Sept 9th, 6pm

Come with your friends and join the ICSA in a sunset cruise aboard the Sea Mist from Stoney Creek in Branford.  Leaving the dock at 6pm returns at 8pm.  $32 per person.  Food will be provided, cash bar for those wanting some refreshment.  

 

Contact:

Shaun Donnelly (203)387-7999 sdonnelly@icsa-home.org or

Tim Whalen (203)584-2589 twhalen@icsa-home.org

Cumann Scannán - ICSA Film Club July 23rd 1pm

Coming in July, Cumann Scannán, the ICSA Film Club, will be showing “The Guard”, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh and staring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. This movie is R Rated.  This will be a Sunday showing starting at 1pm at The Playwright in Hamden. There is no cost for this event and ICSA members and friends are invited to attend. Come on down and enjoy the show, have a drink and some great food. Stay tuned for other shows! 

 

6th Annual

Gaelic Golf Tournament

The ICSA will be hosting its Sixth Annual Gaelic Golf Tournament on Saturday July 15, Registration starts after 11am, tee times starting at 12 noon. Lots of great prizes with hole in one prizes that include a $10,000 prize.  The event will be held at Alling Memorial Golf Course in New Haven. The registration fee of $110 includes greens fees, cart, hotdog and beverage at the turn and a post tournament dinner at The Playwright, 1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden. There will be prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Please register by July 15 by contacting Tom Prendergast at 203.675.6686 or Tim Whalen at 203.584-2589.

 

May 5th to 7th -

CT Irish Theatre Troupe Production

Billy Roche's "Poor Beast In The Rain"

The cast has been set for the Connecticut Irish Theater Troupe production of “Poor Beast In The Rain” written by Billy Roche and directed by Karl Ryan at Whitneyville Cultural Common, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. The Friday, May 5th, and Saturday, May 6th, shows will be 7:30pm start times. The Sunday, May 7th, show will be a matinee beginning at 2:30pm. Ticket will be a $20 donation ($15 for ICSA members). Tickets are also available on line at

ctirishtheater.brownpapertickets.com.

Volunteers are always needed for set build, ticket sales and house crew to help make this production great. You can also help by purchasing an add in the play bill; full page $50, half page $25 and booster line $10. Please consider helping - contact Geoff Herpok (gherpok@icsa-home.org). 

 

 

Annual Plant Sale

 

The ICSA Annual Plant Sale order forms are due on May 7th. Please download the form here and get it to Siobhan.  

2017 Plant Sale Order Form
2017 ICSA plant sale.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [45.8 KB]

 November 20th - Annual Holiday Market

Join us on Sunday, 20th of November, from Noon to 6pm, to begin the shopping season with Irish Goods, Clothing, Jewelry, Gifts and Decorations. Don't forget the annual raffle too! We will be gathering at The Playwright Bar & Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, with mountains of goodies. There will be several vendors there bringing lots of fun things to check out, including Lucky Ewe, Queen’s Jewels, Ogham Art, Beach Body Shakeology, Mary Kay and JBZ Creative Carving and Pyrography. If you would like to purchase Irish Goods (Bacon, Sausage, Black & White Puddings, Boiled Bacon, Barry's Tea and much more) see the  order form. Orders must be placed by Saturday 5 November. If there are items not on the list that you'd like, contact Margaret (mprendergast@icsa-home.org) and we'll see if we can find it for you. We will have a supply of Irish candy Christmas selection boxes and cookies. Please bring your friends and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!! 

 

November 20th - ICSA Annual Raffle Drawing. Tickets available NOW! 

The Irish Cultural & Sports Association raffle draw will take place at The Playwright in Hamden at 6pm on Sunday, November 20th. The proceeds will support our Irish Cultural Programs. First prize will be a $750 Amex gift card, second prize is a $150 Lottery Tree and third prize is a $100 gift certificate for The Playwright Restaurant and Pub in Hamden. Tickets only cost $1 and are available from any officer. We need club members to help sell tickets and we will be supplying members with a couple of books to sell or purchase. Tickets are available NOW! Whoever sells the most tickets will receive a complimentary 2017 membership. Please contact Shaun Donnelly (sdonnelly@icsa-home.org, 203-387-7999), Margaret Prendergast 

(mprendergast@icsa-home.org, 203-675-6683) to get a supply of tickets. Thanks in advance for your help. 

 

Christmas Marketplace Irish Goods Order Form
order form icsa irish goods 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [51.3 KB]

Check out our Past Events, more good stuff on the way!

5th Annual

Gaelic Golf Tournament

The ICSA will be hosting its Fifth Annual Gaelic Golf Tournament on Saturday July 23, Registration starts after 11am, tee times starting at 12 noon. The event will be held at Alling Memorial Golf Course in New Haven. The registration fee of $110 includes greens fees, cart, hotdog and beverage at the turn and a post tournament dinner at The Playwright, 1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden. There will be prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Please register by July 15 by contacting Tom Prendergast at 203.675.6686 or Packy Lillis at 203.823.2603

ICSA Art Auction

Live art auction and silent auction. Portion of the procedes will go the P.L.A.C.E. Children's Musuem & Creative Arts Center in Hamden.  Doors open at 1pm, Auction begins at 2pm, tickets are $10 and admission price includes light refreshments.  The auction will take place at Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT.  

 

Contact ICSAArtAuction@icsa-home.org or Margaret Prendergast (203) 675-6683 for tickets, partcipating as an artist or more information.

Beer Dinner

No Worries Brewing

Hamden, CT

Join us as we host a craft beer tasting and dinner at the No Worries Brewery in Hamden. We will sample several of their beers, have an informative talk about craft beers and brewing as well as dinner and brewery tours. The tap room will be open and growler fills will be avaliable also. Join in for a fun fill night. Tickets ($40) are limited and available by calling Geoff Herpok (203)996-0707 and at No Worries (you can also call the brewery (203) 645-8884).

April 28th to May 1st - An Evening Of One Acts

Don’t miss the second production by The Connecticut Irish Theater Troupe! The evening will consist of three one act plays for your enjoyment, “A Pair of Lunatics”, “The Workhouse Ward” and “The Matchmaker” Additionally, there will be a special reading of an original short story “At The Match” by our own club member, Karl Ryan. A Pair of Lunatics ; He and She meet for the first time in a lunatic asylum and each mistakes the other for an inmate. An old stand-by that's always fun! The Workhouse Ward; Two old bachelors find themselves at the end of their days -– as all bachelors should –- in the ward of a local workhouse. At The Match; A short story of a young boys experience during his first soccer game at Lansdowne Road in Dublin. The Matchmaker; Tension brews between friends when one is honored as Baron by the king and their social positions appear to change.

The production will take place on April 28th, 29th and 30th at 7:30pm and May 1st at 3pm and will once again be at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons at 1253 Whitney Ave., Hamden, right across the street from The Playwright.

Parking is available at the theater and across the street in the public lot.

Light refreshments will be available during the intermission.

Donation is $15 for tickets. ICSA Club Members can get tickets for $13! 

 

Contact Margaret Prendergast at (203)675-6683 for your tickets today!!

"The Man in the Woman's Shoes" 

March 2, 2016

 

In conjunction with The Irish Arts Center in New York, the ICSA

presented Mikel Murfi’s “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes”. This was the opening

night of the New England tour of this critically acclaimed production

following it’s March ’15 and February ’16 runs at the IAC.

 

This show was tremendous hit with everyone!!   Thoroughly enjoyable and a blast!  It seemed as though there was more than one person on the stage as Mikel Murfi performed each of the characters in the show.  Truly amazing!!

 

Thanks to Irish Arts Center in NY for providing us this opportunity.

Cillian Vallely & Ryan McGiver

Live at the Playwright  

 

What a special night!!  Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the top notch Uillean pipe and guitar of Cillian and Ryan and a huge thank you to the artists!!! 

 

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Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern CT

P.O. Box 6562 

Hamden, CT 06517

 

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