“EVERYTHING IRISH” Fundraising Raffle for the McDonnell Scholarship


Woman’s aran knit shawl and hat

2 childrens’ aran knit sweaters, hat and mittens

Bodhran drum

Tin whistle

Heraldic scroll of Ireland

Set of Irish linen napkins

8 Galway crystal wine glasses

TICKETS ARE 3 FOR $10 ( available at the bar)



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Mike McDonnell Scholarship

Mike McDonnell was a longtime member of the Irish Centre and served in many capacities on the Executive up until his death in May 1988. Mike, being in real estate at the time, had come across the building that later would become known as the “Irish Centre”. He loved and played music and was always ready to promote anything Irish. With Mike’s passing, his mother, (the late) Rose McDonnell, approached the Club with the idea of a scholarship in Mike’s name; thus the Mike McDonnell Scholarship was founded.

The scholarship was started not only in memory of Mike but to promote education and interest in the Irish culture and to encourage youth membership in the Centre. It is run and managed by a volunteer committee currently consisting of Martin Doyle (representing ISSS Executive), Anita Nixon (representing McDonnell family), and Isobel Nesdole (representing ISSS Membership). The scholarship is funded through donations and various fundraising.

Application Criteria:

● The applicant must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident;

● The applicant must be between 18-25 years of age;

● The applicant must be a full time student;

● Recipients will be limited to those accepted to a university, college or technical institution;

● The applicant must be a member, in good standings, of the Irish Sports & Social Society for the year in which the Scholarship Application applies to;

● The applicant must have held, in good standing, a membership to the Irish Sports & Social Society for at least one year immediately prior to the year in which the scholarship application applies to.

Application(s) available for pick up at the Irish Centre as of September 12, 2015

Completed application(s) must be returned to the Irish Centre by closing October 23 2015

Successful applicants will be contacted by November 7, 2015; and the Scholarship will be awarded on November 14, 2015

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Celebrate Canada Day!

Get the family together and come celebrate Canada Day at the Irish Club!

Come down for a free hamburger or hot dog and a day filled with Canadian fun.

Starting at 1PM to get your red & white on…

Poster - Canada Day

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Heritage Days Volunteers Needed

Want to have fun and be part of a successful Edmonton institution?

We’re looking for volunteers to make potato pancakes at the Irish Centre over the next few weeks.  Experienced volunteers – we know you’re out there and you’re needed at the grill. New volunteers – come out and learn how to make a tasty Irish treat and work with some great people.  We’ll find an apron for everybody!!

Monday, June 15 –  Peeling potatoes @ 9AM, Peeling and making pancakes @5PM

Tuesday, June 16 - Peeling potatoes @ 9AM, Peeling and making pancakes @5PM

Wednesday, June 17 – Cooking pancakes at @5PM

Monday, June 22 - Peeling potatoes @ 9AM, Peeling and making pancakes @5PM

Tuesday, June 23 - Cooking pancakes at @5PM (Time may move, please stay posted)

If you have any questions or want to get your name first on the list to volunteer, please call Sean MacQueen at 780-933-4444 or by email at moc.liamgnull@neeuqcamks.



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Wanted: Bar Supervisor

The Irish Centre is looking to hire a mature and experienced Bar Supervisor.   Please see below for more information on what we are looking for to fill this full-time position:

Various duties include but are not limited to:
• Plan, organize, direct, and control daily operations
• Control inventory and monitor revenues
• Implement all bar procedures
• Respond to customer needs
• Ensure all regulations/bylaws are followed
• Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff
• Set staff schedules and monitor staff performance

Qualifications and competencies:
• Min. 2+ years’ experience necessary
• Bonded/bondable
• Enthusiastic, outgoing and positive attitude
• Organization and multi-tasking skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team
• Willing to take initiative
• Maintain a clean work environment
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment
• ProServe certification
• Proven leadership skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Highly driven with an excellent work ethic
• Communication skills: Read, write, speak English
• Management experience an asset

Forward Resume (CV) to:
Irish Centre, Attn: Martin Doyle, 12546-126 Street, Edmonton, AB T5L 0X3; or
Fax: 780-451-5969; or Email: ac.wahsnull@neeuqcams

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A Tribute to Steve Conneely


Steve Conneely……

A native of Galway or someplace near

A proud islander of Inisheer (Inis Oirr)

Steve Conneely known to us all as Stiofan

From the barony of Aaran he rowed on

Greeted at the shores of Galway Bay

Arrived this Gaelic speaker with fluent words to say

Onto Dublin he headed to learn his trade

Fixing engines of all vehicles ever made


Did we cross paths on Grafton Street, I may never know

But it was here when we finally met in the snow

Stiofan came to Edmonton in 75’

Bringinng his tools to keep his skills alive

Here is where he made home

Every few years back to Aaran he’d roam

He played a major part in culture, sports and song

He could tell all kinds of stories all night long

Stiofan was a father figure to many around

An uncle, a cousin and a special friend, he was sound

He took up golf in his later years

Enjoying many rounds with his peers

Safe home to Aaran our friend so dear

Your beautiful resting place of Inisheer (Inis Oirr)

So raise your glass in honor to our dear friend Stiofan

Although he is gone our memories with him will forever live on


Christy Whelehan

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Support our Western Canada Rose this week…

Mother’s Day is coming up…why not get her a great gift and support our Western Canada Rose?
In support of the Western Canada Rose, we are hosting a PartyLite candle party!
On Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM, we’ll have the products set up for you to come and have a look.
When you buy a GloJar or Escential Jar, 35% will be going towards supporting our Western Canada Rose.  We’ll also have a couple of baskets filled with PartyLite goodies up on offer.
If you want to have a look at the products, please visit www.partyligt.biz/sarahcarreiro
To place an online order for this party online, click on “Placing an Order for a Party” and look up Kimberly B.  and then continue your shopping.
We look forward to seeing you there! Light refreshments will be served.
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Get your Early Bird Tickets for Hayes & Cahill Concert

Want good music at a lower price?

The deadline for the early bird price on tickets for the Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill concert on May 6 is coming quick.

Early bird prices are $25 per ticket, and will go up to $30 per ticket after that.

Hayes Cahill

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Wolfe Tones Indoor Training Dates

The surest sign of spring is a barrage of Gaelic footballs in the air!  While the last of the snow melts and the grass starts to grow a bit, the Edmonton Wolfe Tones are holding indoor training sessions at the the Kinsmen Field House (9100 Walterdale Hill).

Thursday April 16th 8.30 – 9.30pm
Thursday 23rd April 8.30 – 9.30pm
Thursday 30th April 8.30 – 9.30pm
All participants are asked to bring $5 to cover the cost of the field house rental.
New players are always welcome.
New Wolfe Tones Logo
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Have you played GAA in Edmonton??

It’s hard to believe that the Wolfe Tones have been around for 40 years…


A 40th anniversary gala is being planned for September 26, 2015 and we’re inviting anyone who has ever played for the Wolfe Tones to come out and celebrate our club.

Details about events and ticket sales will be available soon!

In the meantime, we’re looking for people willing to share their stories, artefacts, and pictures with us to put together our slide presentations and videos.

Please contact Kimberly Budd if you have something to contribute at moc.emnull@ddubdylrebmik.


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