Memberships Due for 2018/19

Membership renewals are now due

It’s that time of year again … take out or renew your Irish Sports & Social Society Membership.

Click on the ‘Membership &  Hall Rental’ tab to see the benefits of being a member and get the Membership Application form.  Applications are also available at the Irish Centre bar.

Please fill in the form (print clearly) and return it along with your cheque to the following:  Attention: 2018 Membership Application, Irish Sports & Social Society, 12546-126 Street NW, Edmonton AB  T5L 0X3

If you have already submitted your 2018 Membership Application, thank you.

If for some reason you are not renewing your membership, we would like to know why or if you have any questions related to the memberships, please do not hesitate to contact Anita Nixon at ac.wahsnull@anoxin or (780) 887-9705.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the Club.

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Damian McGinty

In Concert at the Irish Centre


MAY 17, 2018

Singer/songwriter/actor Damian McGinty was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. In 2007 he joined Celtic Thunder. In 2011 Damian won The Glee Project and landed a role in the tv series Glee.

Damian self-produced an EP in late 2012. In 2013/14, he was busy with PBS specials ‘This is the Moment’ & ‘The Power of Music’ which was then followed with a US tour.

2015 brought Damian back on tour with Celtic Thunder and into 2016 through Australia and North American. He worked on his first solo CD, This Christmas Time, and then to his first solo tour in December to promote his CD.

In early 2017, Damian helped actress Roma Downey and Mark Burnett launch Light Works Media. Damian teamed up again with Celtic Thunder for a Symphony Tour as well as a 10th Anniversary Celtic Thunder Cruise. Damian was then cast in the lead role of film, Santa Fake, (Nov. 2018). Damian’s EP of original songs to be released Spring 2018.

Buy your tickets (only available online)

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BYRNE & KELLY in Concert


In Concert at the Irish Centre


April 20

What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly. Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound.

Their 2016 release of ‘Echoes’ – a collection of original tracks and one well known Irish classic. With fellow musicians Nicole Hudson and Peter Sheridan the album features songs that highlight their rich, Irish culture and experiences traveling the world playing music. Echoes received immediate chart success on the iTunes World Music chart, Billboard, Amazon Traditional Folk, Amazon Traditional British & Folk and more.

Buy your tickets (only available online)—live-in-edmonton-ab/

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th

$15 members // $20 non-members
Only available at Irish Centre bar

7:00 am – 10:30 am
Full Irish Breakfast
($10 without ticket – $5 with ticket)

Gaelic Championship Games

7:00 am  – Corofin vs Nemo Rangers
8:45 am – Cuala vs Piarsaigh


11:00 am – 3:00 pm – “Mark McGarrigle”
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm –  “Martin Doyle & Dave Devaney”
9:00 pm – 1:00 am – “Vibram Souls”

** Irish Dancers **
       9:00 AM                 Celtic Ceili Dancers
11:00 AM                  Mattierin School of Irish Dance
1:00 PM                  Knock School of Irish Dance
3:00 PM                 Celtic Ceili Dancers
4:30 PM                 Scoil Rince Mahoney
7:30 PM                 Brady Academcy
9:00 PM                Mattierin School of Irish Dance
10.00 PM                 Knock School of Irish Dance

Kitchen & Bar Specials
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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance


Cocktails:   6:00 pm
Dinner:      7:00 pm
Dance:        9:00 pm

Irish Dancers

Mattierin School of Irish Dance @ 8:45 pm
Knock School of Irish Dance @ 9:45 pm
Entertainment by “The Chancers


$25 .00 Seniors
$30.00 Members
$35.00 Non-members
Now available at the bar
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Annual General Meeting

Sunday, MARCH 25

Doors open @ 12:15 pm.
Please come early to register and get a seat.
Meeting starts @ 1:00 pm.
With the AGM fast approaching, as an Executive, we are encouraging as many of our current members as possible to attend the meeting.  The ISSS is very active these days and require dedicated and motivated members for it to be successful.  The Executive is reaching out to the 2017 membership to consider putting their name forward to fill one of the many volunteer Executive positions available at the AGM.  It takes much effort and team work to keep the ISSS going.  An Executive that is dedicated, works as a team and have the interest of the membership, will ensure a strong ISSS.
Please feel free to contact any current Executive member regarding a position.  You can also contact one of the Trustees to put your name forward for a position.  Many hands make lighter work.
Respectfully yours, ISSS Executive                                                                     


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2018 Rose of Tralee Selection Night

Rose of Tralee Selection Night

May 26, 2018

Join us for one of the most glamorous nights of the year!
Tickets:  $25.00
Irish Centre Members Only .… Get $5 off when you purchase tickets between March 21-23
** get your ticket for only $20 **
Available now and can be picked up at the Irish Centre
If you have any further questions please contact Katie (780) 691-4700 or Katherine (780) 298-2473
We are looking for individuals, groups and/or companies to sponsor the new Western Canada Rose.  If you are interested please read the attached link  Corporate Sponsorship 1


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2017/18 Executive

Congratulations to the incoming 2017/18 executive committee.

President – Martin Doyle

Vice President – Janet Wilde

Secretary – Kimberly Budd

Treasurer – Rory Brady

Social Director – Melanie Regan

Sports Director – Paul Hawthorn

Member At Large – Anita Nixon

Trustees – Seamus Donaghy, Bill McGuire, Ted Nesdole

Past President – Stephen McElhatton

The Cultural Director position was not filled at the meeting. If you are interested in the role, please contact any of the existing executive members.

Updated contact information will be available shortly.

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St. Patrick’s Day Tickets Now Available

It only comes once a year, so get your tickets while they’re still available!

Tickets for this year's St. Patrick's Day events are now available!!

Tickets for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day events are now available!!

Saturday, March 11 we have the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance.  Featuring a fantastic roast beef dinner, music from Allen & Hobbs, tickets are only $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Tickets for St. Patrick’s Day itself are available too. Friday, March 17 (yes, we know the date is wrong on the tickets…) starts first thing in the morning with a full breakfast (only $5 once you’re through the doors) and the  GAA Club Finals. Throughout the day there will be Irish dance performances and music, as well as food specials in the kitchen.  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

On Saturday, we’re keeping the party going with Vibram Souls playing in the evening. There’s only a $5 cover charge for this great band, and proceeds will be donated to charity.

Come down and buy your tickets while they’re still around!  See you this March at the Irish Centre!!

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Join us on Family Day

Drop by on Sunday for the Irish Centre’s Family Day BBQ and Membership Drive.

The festivities will run from 1PM to 9PM with a free dinner for members being served from 4 to 7 PM.

If you were a member in 2016 or take out your membership for 2017, come on in for some steak and hot dogs for the kids!

There will also be face painting, balloon animals and a treat bag for the kids.

In the evening, we will have an open mic for our talented members who play an instrument, sing or recite.

Poster – Family Day BBQ

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