Calendar

         

    January 1, 2015 - Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit! (HAPPY NEW YEAR)

    January 3, 2015 - Fruitcake Toss Day

    January 4, 2015 - MONTHLY MEETING
                   1:00pm - Historic St. Mary's Church Hall

    January 7, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
                 12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                 http://www.theauldshebeenva.com


    January 14, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
                 12:00 Noon - NRA Headquarters Museum
                 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax
 
                 http://www.nramuseum.org/
 
    January 17, 2015 - Ditch New Year Resolutions Day

    January 21, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
                   12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                   3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                   http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

    January 22, 2015 - March for Life
                   12:00 Noon - Washington, DC

January 24, 2015 - AOH Virginia State Board Quarterly Meeting

               10:00am - EDW Knights of Columbus Hall (9:00am donuts)

               5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington

               Major Degree Exemplification following meeting o/a 12:00 Noon

               (contact Bill Baker in advance)

               Hosted by the Colonel Fitzgerald Division

               http://www.kofcedw2473.org/directions.shtml

    January 26, 2015 - Spouse's Day

    January 28, 2015 - Lad's Luncheon
                   12:00 Noon - Main Street Pub
                   7140 Main Street, Clifton
                   http://www.themainstreetpub.net/


February 1, 2015 - Maggie Sansone Concert

               Two seatings: 4:00pm to 5:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:30pm

               The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls

               pan-Celtic music, featuring appropriately wintry selections

               Reservations Required:  Call 703-759-3309, $17/person

               http://www.instantseats.com/events/oldbrogue

 

February 1, 2015 - MONTHLY MEETING

               1:00pm - Historic Church Hall
 

February 4, 2015 - Lad's Lunch

               12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
               3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
               http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

February 7-8, 2015 - City of Fairfax - Chocolate Lovers Festival

February 8, 2015 - Beth Patterson Concert

               Two seatings: 4:00pm to 5:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:30pm

               The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls

               Amazing instrumentalist, singer, composer and comedienne 

               Reservations Required:  Call 703-759-3309, $17/person

               http://www.instantseats.com/events/oldbrogue

 

February 11, 2015 - Lad's Lunch

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

February 13 & 14, 2015 - "Solas" Irish Concert
               
8:00pm - The Barns at Wolftrap, Vienna
                Brightening America's Irish folk scene since the group's original members
                began playing in Irish bars in New York City in 1994
                Tickets: $25 to $28; separate day reservations required
                http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase

February 15, 2015 - Al Petteway & Amy White Concert

                Two seatings: 4:00pm to 5:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:30pm

                The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls

                 Celtic harp, mandolin and percussion) bring their Appalachian flavored music

                 Reservations Required:  Call 703-759-3309, $17/person

                 http://www.instantseats.com/events/oldbrogue

 

February 18, 2015 - Lad's Lunch

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

February 21, 2015 - "Lilt" on Concert Window

                8:00pm - Live web show

               Tina Eck on flute and whistle and Keith Carr on bouzouki
                and banjo (played at our 2013 Christmas Party)

                https://www.concertwindow.com/lilt


February 22, 2015 - Robin Bullock Concert

                Two seatings: 4:00pm to 5:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:30pm

                The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls

                Probably the foremost Celtic bouzouki, guitar and mandolin exponent in the nation!

                Reservations Required:  Call 703-759-3309, $17/person

                http://www.instantseats.com/events/oldbrogue

 

February 25, 2015 - Lad's Lunch

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                http://www.theauldshebeenva.com


 

March 1, 2015 - IONA Concert

               Two seatings: 4:00pm to 5:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:30pm

               The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls

               Great pan-Celtic music and dance; high energy arrangements

                Reservations Required:  Call 703-759-3309, $17/person

                http://www.instantseats.com/events/oldbrogue         

 

March 7, 2015 - Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade

                10:00am - Invitational Classic Car Show,
                North Pitt Street between King & Cameron Sts.

                10:30am - Fun Dog Show at Market Square

                12:30pm to 2:30pm - Parade starts at Alfred and King Streets

                http://dc.about.com/od/stpatricksday/a/AlexStPatsDay.htm

 

March 8, 2015 - Daylight Savings Begins (Spring Forward)

March 8, 2015 - Ayreheart Concert

                Two seatings: 4:00pm to 5:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:30pm

                The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls
               
Showcase the unique sound and range of the lute
                as well as its relevance in contemporary arrangements

                Reservations Required:  Call 703-759-3309, $17/person

                http://www.instantseats.com/events/oldbrogue         

 

March 14, 2015 - Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade

                11:00am - Old Town Manassas;
                starts at intersection of Quarry Road and Prescott Avenue

                Irish dance groups, the NoVA Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe and Drum,
                Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum,

                Fairfax County Sheriff’s Coalition Pipe and Drum,
                the Marine Corps Color Guard and other area groups.

                http://dc.about.com/od/stpatricksday/a/ManassasStPat.htm

 

March 14, 2015 - *****FR Wm CORBY DIVISION,
                ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER DANCE*****

                6:00pm to 11:00pm - St. Mary of Sorrows Parish Center, Farrell Hall
                Tickets - $30/person; available February; email  wbaker15@cox.net
                Irish Open Pub, Irish Dinner, DeeJay, Irish Dancing,
                Raffles, Door Prize, Silent Auction

 

March 15, 2015 - Washington, DC St. Patrick's Day Parade

               12:00pm to 3:00pm - Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, NW
                Floats, marching bands, pipe bands, military, police, and fire departments.
                Local Irish pubs will sponsor parade parties featuring Irish musicians,
                dancers and more.
                http://dc.about.com/od/stpatricksday/a/DCStPatricksDay.htm

March 16, 2015 - Annual Gaelic Mass

                7:30pm - Saint Charles Catholic Church,
                3304 North Washington Boulevard, Arlington
                Sponsored by the AOH Col. John Fitzgerald Division, Arlington
                Tax deductible donations help defray the costs;
                donations received by March 6th 2015 will be listed in Mass program
                Contact: Jim Carmody, 703-560-2676

March 17, 2015 - HAPPY ST. PATRICK's DAY

March 20, 2015 - Spring (Vernal) Equinox

March 21, 2015 - ShamrockFest 2013
                1:00pm to 9:00pm - RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol Street, NE
                The largest Saint Patrick's Day party in the region
                featuring more than forty live bands performing
on seven stages;
                food, drinks, roving entertainers, craft vendors, an Irish Village, and more.
                Advance Tickets: $29.99/person plus $7.14 service fee
                http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/Shamrockfest.htm

March 21, 2012 - Arlington Cemetery Wreath Laying
                12:15pm - Wreath Laying at President Kennedy's Grave
                1:00pm - "Friend of Ireland" Award at Curtis Lee Mansion
                Cars assemble outside Cemetery Main gate at 11:30am to 12:10pm
                Information contact: John McInerney, 202-213-2055
 

March 29, 2015 - April Monthly Meeting  

                1:00pm - Historic Church Hall

                Rescheduled from 4/5/15 due to Easter Sunday
 

March 30, 2015 - WELCOME HOME Viet Nam Veterans Day


April 5, 2015 - Monthly Meeting (rescheduled to March 29th)

                1:00pm - Historic Church Hall

Additional Activities

Monday's 5:00pm from Kerry: two hour radio music program, "A Trip to the Cottage", featuring traditional Irish music and song, presented by Danny O'Mahony
http://www.radiokerry.ie/podcast_series/trip-to-the-cottage/ or listen anytime to their podcasts.

               

Every Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Kevin Donleavy's Traditional Irish Music Radio Show "Atlantic Weekly, Part II."  Hear harps and bagpipes, slow airs and quick jigs, new songs and old ballads.


City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation gives Irish Dance Classes every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM.  The classes are given by Hugh Conway at the  Green Acres Center in Fairfax City. Call 703-273-6869 for information or email ceiliset@yahoo.com.To register for classes call the Parks and Recreation staff at 703-385-7858.

  

The Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) Ceili, Irish Dancing is fun for the whole family. Contact Hugh Conway (703) 273-6869.