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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2017

WHERE:  Commons Room (downstairs), Atlantica Hotel WHEN:  6:00 PM, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Cash bar; light fare GUEST SPEAKER:  Prof. Jerry White; topic will be possible impact BREXIT may have in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Prof. White is Canada Research Chair in European Studies at Dalhousie University, an adjunct professor of Irish StudiesContinue Reading

FESTIVAL OF SAINT PATRICK DINNER–2017

Once again, we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an elegant black-tie evening on Friday, March 17 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel – and you won’t want to miss it. And what an event we’ve planned for you! You’ll enjoy a superb meal and top-flight entertainment, featuring the Nova Scotia Irish Dancers, under the direction ofContinue Reading

SOCIETY’S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

The 2017 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade took place on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Despite the extreme cold the parade was well attended.ROUTE: Starts at Pier 20 on Terminal Road. along Lower Water Street, through Irishtown, to finish with celebration at the Lower Deck Waterfront. Marshalling at 12:30 pmTwo return tickets from Halifax to Dublin orContinue Reading

HISTORIC IRISHTOWN SIGNAGE UNVEILED

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 1479 Lower Water Street, Halifax, members were invited to attend the unveiling of a sign officially recognizing Irishtown.  Irish Ambassador to Canada Ray Bassett and Mayor Mike Savage did the unveiling.  Irishtown included the waterfront district along Lower Water Street and up the hill to Barrington Street. Following the ceremony,Continue Reading

Charitable Irish Society Celebration of 225 Years of Irish Culture and Heritage in Halifax at Archives

For Immediate Release Halifax (January 13, 2011) – On January 17, 1786 a small group of individuals met at the Golden Ball Inn of Halifax, to draw up the first Articles of the Association known as The Charitable Irish Society of Halifax. A month later the first meeting was held to elect a slate ofContinue Reading

Online exhibit of Charitable Irish history launched at Public Archives of NS

This virtual exhibit features approximately 100 items.  It was taken from minute-books, petitions, letters, photographs, print material and memorabilia that showcases activities from our history.  It also includes a gallery of past presidents.  The Society thanks the Public Archives of Nova Scotia  for taking on this initiative. To view this exhibit at CLICK HERE.Continue Reading

225th Anniversary Events

New design for all components of our communications. (above) January 17—On January 17, 1786, a number of Irish men living in Halifax held a meeting and signed Articles of Association which became The Charitable Irish Society.  This year another group met again to observe what those individuals may have envisioned 225 years earlier.  Through theContinue Reading

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