Holiday Tea

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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Tea, rather than pints, was served across the bar. Appropriately, it was Barry's Irish Tea.

Scones and other goodies accompanied the tea nicely.

Craft sales were part of the activitiy.

Tea, rather than pints, was served across the bar. Appropriately, it was Barry's Irish Tea.

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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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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

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.

IACI President Elizabeth Osta introduces the Dublin Lockout event to a packed house in the Golisano Gateway at Fisher

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"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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Anne Kelly, left, and Elizabeth Osta (back to camera, right)

Peggy Naughton, proprietor of the Johnson House, where the dinner was held

Dinner included excellent conversation and warm reminiscences of days of yore.

Anne Kelly, left, and Elizabeth Osta (back to camera, right)

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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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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

Peggy Ervin and Art Smith proudly stand before the IACI banner at the festival on Sunday

Items donated by businesses and board members were included in gift baskets raffled at the festival

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An Irish Gathering

 

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.

 

A recent Rochester IACI event featured remarks by, and a special presentation to, Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny, third from right

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