For September 2017 

Prayers and Sympathy for Members: 

To Patricia & Frank Pietrosimone, Hamden, on the death Patricia’s mother Mary Reynolds, West Haven/Hamden by way of Co. Leitrim. Mary was the wife of our first president, the late John Reynolds.

To the McManus family, on the death of their mother Susan McManus, Hamden by way of Co. Cavan.

To Kathleen Saunders and her family on the death of Fred Saunders, husband and father, Wallingford. Fred was a founding member of the Gaelic Highland Bagpipe Band. The club extends a sincere thank you to the Saunders family for naming our club as the recipient of contributions in Fred’s memory. We also thank each contributor for donations received.

To Fred and Kathy Carew, Northford on the death of Fred’s sister Elizabeth Moore.

To Rita Johnson, Hamden on the death of her sister Patricia Riordan, Hamden.

To Greg and Ellie Burke, Madison on the death of Greg’s mother, Mary Burke in Co. Waterford.


Get Well Wishes for Members:

To Mike Gethings, Hamden

To Mossie Murphy, Hamden

To Joan Atzbach, Hamden

To Mary Kelleher, Hamden

To Mike Droney, Hamden

To Al Paulsen, Branford

To John Hines, Branford

To Joan Rynne, Madison

To Mary Begley, Cos Cob

To Steve Bozzuto, Northford

To Jimmy Fahey, Easton

To Sally McCartin, North Branford

To Pat McGloin, New Haven 


Welcome New Members:  

Susan Jones/Jeffrey Muzljakovick, Centerbrook

Anthony Calandro III, East Haven

Thomas Briganti, East Haven

Joey Anastasio, East Haven



Another year and another birthday for our valiant Co. Mayo poster girl Mary Anne Campbell Walsh.  Mary Anne who is the mother of club member Anne Paulsen was born in Charlestown, Co Mayo on April 9th 1908….that is 109 years ago!  Congratulations Mary Anne from all your friends at the IACC.  For many years Mary Anne was a regular attendee at our Annual Festival, accompanied by her son-in-law Al Paulsen. 

Thank You:

A sincere thank you to Steve Bozzuto for his generous donation to our festival of the dumpster. This is a tremendous savings to our event and is most appreciated.

Many thanks to Pat Whelan for his generous donations of CDs to sell at our festival – all sold and made many a person happy to add to their collection of Irish music.

Great job Enda – thanks so much to Enda Cox for volunteering and cutting the grass on our field during Mike Gethings’ absence.

Festival Thank You:

I thank each and every one of you who helped put on our festival this year. Without your help this huge event could not take place.  It is a lot of hard work but it is great to show off our Irish culture.  My plan is to go over with the Executive Board our Repot in October and I will have a full report for all the members at the October General Membership Meeting.  Thank you again, Bill Mackey 2017 Festival Chairman.