Category Archives: General

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

Irish Ambassador Visits Halifax

In recognition of our 225th Anniversary, Ireland’s newly-appointed ambassador to Canada, Ray Bassett, visited Halifax this spring. He attended the Society’s AGM and spoke about his work history and his excitement at being here in Canada. While he was in Halifax, he was guest speaker at the Holy Cross Restoration fundraising dinner, a 225th AnniversaryContinue 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

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

Former President of Ireland Receives Honorary Membership

Terence R B Donahoe, QC. LLD, then-President of the Charitable Irish Society of Halifax, presented an honorary membership in our Society to Dr Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland, on June 5th 2003, at St Mary’s UniversityContinue Reading

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University acknowledges that in its early years, it was the strong support that it received from the Irish Community, and the Charitable Irish Society, that helped foster its early growth and development.Continue Reading

IRELAND’S FORMER AMBASSADOR TO CANADA VISITS HALIFAX

Ireland’s former Ambassador to Canada, Declan Kelly, during a visit to Halifax, viewed the Charitable Irish Society’s Celtic Cross Memorial with Mayor Peter Kelly and members of HRM municipal council. From left to right: Ms. Dawn Sloan, HRM Councilor, District 12; Councilor Patrick Murphy, HRM Councilor, District 11; Mr. Declan Kelly, former Ambassador of IrelandContinue Reading

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