Tea, rather than pints, was served across the bar. Appropriately, it was Barry's Irish Tea.
Scones and other goodies accompanied the tea nicely.
Friendly conversation warmed a chilly day.
Organizers from the IACI board gathered early to await what became a substantial crowd.
Craft sales were part of the activitiy.
2-4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24, 2013
Barry's Old School Irish Pub, 2 W. Main St. Webster, NY
More than two dozen members and friends of the Rochester IACI chapter came out on a chilly early winter afternoon for hot tea and the warmth of friendship.
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IACI President Elizabeth Osta introduces the Dublin Lockout event to a packed house in the Golisano Gateway at Fisher
Anne Kelly, widow of Bob Kelly (to whom the event was dedicated) addresses the group
Barry's Crossing, comprised of Sarah King and Sean Rosenberry, entertained the audience before the historical talk with some songs that had historical references of their own.
St. John Fisher student Kellie Ronzo performed some Irish step-dancing to accompany a reel from the band
Dr. John O'Sullivan was the keynote speaker, talking about the horrible poverty in Dublin and the actions of business leader William Murphy and of striking workers under the direction of James Larkin.
Dublin Lockout Centennial
Oct, 24, 2013
St. John Fisher College
In August, 1913 the worst labor strife in Irish history began, an event that lasted more than five months (to January 1914) affecting more than 20,000 workers. This series of events has gone down in history as the Dublin Lockout. The Rochester chapter of the IACI marked the 100th anniversary of this occasion with a special event at St. John Fisher College on Oct. 24, 2013.
Historical talk: Dr. John O'Sullivan
Music by Barry's Crossing
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Anne Kelly, left, and Elizabeth Osta (back to camera, right)
Peggy Naughton, proprietor of the Johnson House, where the dinner was held
IACI board member Art Smith, left, and St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Director Tim Madigan.
IACI board members Art Smith and Kathy Russell
Bridget McGraw, IACI Board President Elizabetlh Osta, and Mary Ellen Whalen, left to right
Peggy Naughton, Bridget McGraw and Elizabeth Osta
Betty Cashion and Ted McGraw look over a variety of memorabilia that was brought to the event
Ted McGraw, Betty Cashion and Anne Kelly, left to right.
The Johnson House staff prepared a truly excellent dinner that was enjoyed by all
Dinner included excellent conversation and warm reminiscences of days of yore.
"Early Irish" Dinner
Sept. 25, 2013
The IACI in conjunction with St. John Fisher College's Irish Studies program is planning to complete an oral history project involving some of the Rochester area's earlier Irish immigrants from the post World War II era. Members of the IACI board with some of these "Greatest Generation" Irish residents met in September to discuss the project.
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Items donated by businesses and board members were included in gift baskets raffled at the festival
Rochester IACI President Elizabeth Osta, left, talks with Kitty Forbush, center, and Maureen McGuire, right, near the organization's booth on Sunday
Joanne Brokaw and Jack Rosenberry staff the IACI table at the festival on Saturday
Peggy Ervin prepares raffle tickets for sale. The annual festival raffle is a major fund raiser for the chapter
A festival patron buys raffle tickets
Peggy Ervin and Art Smith proudly stand before the IACI banner at the festival on Sunday
Rochester Irish Festival
Sept. 6-8, 2013
The IACI is one of several area organizations that are proud to represent the local Irish community at its biggest annual gathering
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May 19, 1013
Music, literature and especially history were the focus of a full day of activities at St. John Fisher College on Sunday May 19, 2013 recalling the Irish famine years known as The Great Hunger.
The event co-sponsored by the IACI and the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program was called “A Rochester Gathering,” to help connect it to the Irish Gathering 2013 taking place as a series of events around Ireland.
Featured speakers at the Rochester Irish Gathering in May on the theme of the Great Hunger included, from left, Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenney, singer Mary McPartlan and historian Christine Kinealy
Further information about this event including several photo galleries and description of the day's events may be found on the website of our co-sponsor, the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program
It also was covered by the Irish-American news website Irish Central