John M. Walsh's Blog Posts Tagged 'NYC' (4)

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…

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

Lost Laws of Ireland: The Brehon Laws

A casual observer may have thought the crystal chandelier in the parlor room of the American Irish Historical Society building on 5th Avenue gave off the brilliance in the room on April 17, 2014, but in truth the brilliance of the evening…

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Added by John M. Walsh on May 2, 2014 at 5:00pm — 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…

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

IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY WRITING CONTEST

WRITING CONTEST SPONSORED BY THE IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY

 

The Irish Cultural Society will give cash awards to thirty five students who wrote winning contributions in its writing contest.  The awards ceremony will be held at the Garden City Library (across the street from the Garden City Hotel) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.  At the meeting, three prize winning papers will be dramatized.   An expected outcome of the meeting is that the…

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Added by John M. Walsh on April 20, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

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