John M. Walsh's Blog Posts Tagged 'Cultural' (7)

The Irish in Baseball

Those attending the Irish Cultural Society meeting in the Garden City Library on September 10, 2014 now know how baseball got its term “pinch hitter.”  When John McGraw was asked why he signed the over-the-hill player Mike (Turkey Mike) Donlon to the team, McGraw explained that Turkey Mike was good in a…


Added by John M. Walsh on September 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

James Joyce's 'A Painful Case' Comes to a Happy Conclusion

The Irish Cultural Society’s 2014 writing contest centered on James Joyce’s “A Painful Case” from Dubliners resulted in a happy Society which received 425 entries and a happy group of 36 high school students from Nassau County who won prizes for their…


Added by John M. Walsh on May 9, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Kindness of Strangers

The names Moses Montefiore, Paul de Strzelecki, and Abdul Medjid Khan are not common Irish names, yet they are the names of some of the strangers to Ireland who helped to relieve the suffering of the…


Added by John M. Walsh on April 11, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Irish Cultural Society Writing Contest

The Irish Cultural Society announces its annual writing contest for students in the 9th through 12…


Added by John M. Walsh on January 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Irish Neighborhoods In NYC At The Irish Cultural Society Meeting

John Ridge Presents on Lost Irish Colonies of New York

John Ridge, premier researcher of Irish life in the New York metropolitan area, spoke about the discoveries he has made about Irish neighborhoods in New York at the Irish Cultural Society…


Added by John M. Walsh on November 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Remembering Ray Coyne, a Leader of Long Island's Irish



When Ray Coyne died on July 2, 2013, the Irish Cultural Society of Garden City, NY lost one of its founders.  He and Sally were avid members of the audience at meetings.  Many of in the audiences remember the gift of a handshake and a smile…


Added by John M. Walsh on August 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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