To mark the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising, there are two events underway this weekend at the Irish Centre.
On Friday, April 22, we have a night of Ceili dancing, live music and singing as part of the 1916 Worldwide Commemoration Ceili – which will see Irish people from around the world commemorate the Easter Rising with song and dance. The events kick off at 7:30 and admission is free. Come out and join us for this event!
Another celebration will be held on Sunday, April 24, with some fabulous live traditional music, talented Irish dancers and in the kitchen our delicious Irish stew is on the menu.
We look forward to seeing you over the weekend!
THE PRIZE IS “EVERYTHING” IN THE DISPLAY CABINET AT THE FRONT OF THE CLUB, IT INCLUDES:
Woman’s aran knit shawl and hat
2 childrens’ aran knit sweaters, hat and mittens
Heraldic scroll of Ireland
Set of Irish linen napkins
8 Galway crystal wine glasses
TICKETS ARE 3 FOR $10 ( available at the bar)
At the Irish Sports and Social
Twas on a Friday night
They were out there pouring concrete
sure it was a lovely sight.
There was Martin in his wellies
and Eric in his socks
and Jockey was the Gaffer,
cause the rest of them were locked
Crooner McNulty hurt himself
when he tripped on a wire frame
he was up to his neck in concrete
when the paramedics came
McCready was there with trowel in hand
and Masterson worked the lights
McCormack was still cleaning up
when a Policeman came inside
“What’s goin on here?”
a culchie accent said
and there was this massive big Policeman
with the light shining off his head
“Oh it’s you Inspector”
and he standing at the bar
“It’s ok Pat” the Poiceman said
“I just come to pick up me car”
“Is it outside your parked?” said Paddy
“Or, or is it round the back?”
and Paddy smiling nervously
waited for an answer back
So out the back the two did go
and the scene they did survey,
no car to be seen
just a slab of concrete lay.
“Did you’se tow me car boys?”
a towering man roared out
“What car” was the reply
in unison that rang out.
Well it was Saturday afternoon
when they were all released on bail
and scheduled court appearances be made
or else they’d go to jail
Now Dublin has great monuments
and Cork, not to be outdone,
has Patricks Bridge and other things
to remember it’s native sons
But the Irish here in Edmonton
will not soon be forgot
Our monument is a car named “Braiden”
about three feet under the Lot
by Joe Burns
Thank’s to Joe for sending us this poem!
The Edmonton Irish Sports and Social Society can trace its origins to a meeting on April 18th, 1958, when a group of newcomers formed the Edmonton Gaels. In February 1959 they adopted the title Irish Sports and Social Club, and soon saw the formation of the Shamrock Rovers soccer club. On November 28th, 1962 the club attained society status and thus became the Irish Sports and Social Society.