Halloween Cocktail Contest

Halloween Cocktail Contest

The Trinity Pub is looking for the perfect cocktail special to add to our menu the week before Halloween. Polish up your mixology skills and let us know your favorite spooky fall drink. We will accept submissions from now through Friday, October 21. Our staff and taste testers will choose the winning drink, which will be offered at the Trinity Pub October 26–30. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Irish House Restaurant, plus bragging rights and credit on our menu.

To submit your cocktail, send us an email at icctrinitypub@gmail.com with the subject line “Halloween Cocktail.” Be sure to include your name, and all the ingredients and measurements needed.

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Irish Halloween October 29

Irish Halloween

Celebrate Halloween at the Irish Cultural Center! Stop by on Saturday, October 29 from 12–3 pm for a fun, free, family-friendly open house.

Costumes are encouraged! We will have fun activities and treats all afternoon. Irish Fulbright teacher Emer Maguire will tell stories, teach Halloween-themed Irish words, and present info on the origins of “Samhain” in Ireland. We will have supervised Halloween craft projects and games. Plus, there will be apple cider and Halloween treats for the kids.

The Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub will be open to purchase food and drinks, including a special Halloween cocktail. We encourage you to make a reservation if you would like to join us for food – please call 413-342-4358.

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We’re Hiring

The Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub is hiring! We are urgently looking to add servers and cooks to our team. MUST have reliable transportation. Please contact Assistant General Manager Carley Akalis for all the details if you or someone you know is interested. Call 413-342-4358 or email icctrinitypub@gmail.com.

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October Irish History Courses

The Irish Cultural Center is linking up with Irish historian, Sean Murphy, to introduce our community to live, weekly online Irish history courses. Sean presents two monthly topics, divided into four-week modules. Courses are presented on Zoom. Each student will receive an electronic copy of each presentation.

The first topic is a general history of Ireland from ancient times to the present day. The course module for October 2022 is Eire/Republic of Ireland 1937–1972. Takes place on Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7:30–9:00 pm. Download course flyer.

The second topic is a general history of each of the thirty two counties in Ireland. Featured in October 2022 is County Louth. Takes place on Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 6:00–7:30 pm. Download course flyer.

To Enroll
The enrollment fee is $90 for each four-week course. Please contact Sean directly for information or to enroll in his course(s) – send an email to seanmurphy630@gmail.com or call 508-790-0438.

About Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy was born in Dublin and came to live on Cape Cod in 2005. He has a passion for his homeland and loves to share his knowledge and interest about his heritage through classes, workshops and conversation. He is a teacher of Irish history, music, and dance. 

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Dingle Pavilion Showcase at The Big E

The Dingle Peninsula comes to The Big E for the 22nd year as Irish vendors, artisans, heritage experts and hoteliers establish a traditional Irish Dingle Peninsula Showcase in the Young Building. The Irish Cultural Center is taking part, offering information on the ICC, our Ireland tours, and selling our St. Brigid raffle tickets.

“Returning after an absence of two years, due to the global pandemic, we invite Big E visitors to visit the Irish Dingle Peninsula Showcase in the Young Building if they are planning a trip to Ireland or would like to visit Ireland someday, or are in need of a gift or memento, and for corporate businesses that can also commission work done by any of the artisans,” said Caroline Boland of Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance. Visit the Dingle Showcase website for more info on the exhibitors.

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Dingle Peninsula Showcase at The Big E

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Reception Aboard L.É. James Joyce

On September 12, 2022, board members of the Irish Cultural Center visited Fan Pier in Boston to attend an Irish Community Reception aboard visiting Naval Ship the L.É. James Joyce, hosted by the Consulate General of Ireland/Boston. We were honored to meet with other Irish cultural groups and with Geraldine Byrne Nason, newly arrived Ambassador of Ireland to the United States. Special thanks to Lieutenant Commander Donnchadh Cahalane and Ireland’s Consul General to New England, Dr Laoise Moore, for the invitation.

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Irish Community Reception on LE James Joyce

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Fun at the ICC’s Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day

The ICC held its first annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day on September 8, 2022. Thanks to our hosting partner, the St. Patrick’s Committee of West Springfield, plus Ellen Redman, John Tabb and the Irish session, the Cassin Academy of Irish Dance, the Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance, The Blaney Brothers, the North Elm Butcher Block, the Trinity Pub staff, our committee and volunteers, and all who came to enjoy this event!

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Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

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September Irish History Courses

The Irish Cultural Center is linking up with Irish historian, Sean Murphy, to introduce our community to live, weekly online Irish history courses. Sean presents two monthly topics, divided into four-week modules. Courses are presented on Zoom. Each student will receive an electronic copy of each presentation.

The first topic is a general history of Ireland from ancient times to the present day. The course module for September 2022 is Northern Ireland/6-Counties: 1921–1939. Takes place on Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 7:30–9:00 pm. Download course flyer.

The second topic is a general history of each of the thirty two counties in Ireland. Featured in September 2022 is County Limerick. Takes place on Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 6:00–7:30 pm. Download course flyer.

To Enroll
The enrollment fee is $90 for each four-week course. Please contact Sean directly for information or to enroll in his course(s) – send an email to seanmurphy630@gmail.com or call 508-790-0438.

About Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy was born in Dublin and came to live on Cape Cod in 2005. He has a passion for his homeland and loves to share his knowledge and interest about his heritage through classes, workshops and conversation. He is a teacher of Irish history, music, and dance. 

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3rd Annual Lúnasa Feis a Success

The ICCWNE hosted its 3rd annual Lúnasa Feis on Sunday, August 28 at the Eastern States Exhibition in West Springfield, MA. Over 530 dancers from as far as Ontario and Halifax in Canada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and all over New England attended the day-long competition.

As the only feis in western Massachusetts, Lúnasa gives local dancers a chance to compete in their own backyard. Typically, dancers travel 2+ hours to attend feiseanna in the Boston or New York areas. The location on the Eastern States fairgrounds is perfect in terms of parking, mobility, and amenities.

We would like to thank the Cassin Academy and the Black Rose Academy for their partnership with the ICCWNE. Our continued working relationship has proven to be a winning combination for this event. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who gave their time and talents to make the feis a success, and our sponsors for their support.  

Presenting Sponsors: Congressman Richard Neal, Westfield Bank. Main Stage Sponsors: Specialty Bolt & Screw, Consulate General of Ireland/Boston. Dance Stage Sponsors: Bates Fullam Insurance Agency/Cassin Insurance, Cassin Academy Booster Club, Donovan’s Irish Pub, Ed Sullivan, Fred’s Shoes – A division of Northeast Mountain Footwear, Healys Irish Program, Wel-Design Alarms, The Wherehouse?.

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Lúnasa Feis

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Ride to Remember at the ICC

The 10th Anniversary Ride to Remember took place on September 3, 2022, with riders starting out at the Irish Cultural Center at 9 am and returning for an after party event. 325 bike riders took part in the 50 mile ride honoring all fallen Police Officers and Firefighters in Massachusetts. This year’s ride was dedicated to Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose and Westfield Police Officer Jose Torres, two local heroes who lost their lives 10 years ago. 

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Ride to Remember

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