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New Date!! Saturday, November 10th – IAS & Friends “Fighting Irish” Veteran’s Appreciation PUB CRAWL!

We have a commercial bus that will seat 50 lucky leprechauns ready to get their pints on! Our official IAS Bagpiper, Tom Crouch, will pipe us off and on the bus at every pub crawl stop. We will also have coolers on the bus, Celtic tunes, and other pub crawl swag to be announced later. Tickets are $20 per person, … Continue reading

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Samhain Costume Party & Silent Auction Fundraiser!

Don’t forget that our November 1st meeting is going to be both a SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER for the IAS and a COSTUME PARTY in honor of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). In the ancient Celtic calendar, Samhain was the New Year and seen as the time when the divide between our world and the supernatural “other world” was at its thinnest. Thus, … Continue reading

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IAS Fáilte Tent at Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland games

We are having an IAS tent in Clan Row at the CENTRAL VIRGINIA CELTIC FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES again, so please come on up and make it your “homebase” whether you come for the day or the whole weekend! We plan to march with our banners in the Parade of Clans on Saturday afternoon as well, so join us! Wear … Continue reading

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IAS Paddy Pack HOWL-o-ween meet up for DOGtober!

Let’s celebrate HOWL-o-ween by getting together for some PINTS ‘N’ PUPS before DOGtober ends!!! Bring your dogs that are well-socialized with other dogs and people, and hang out for a pint or two with other members of the IAS Paddy Pack! The IAS Paddy Pack is open to Irish breed dogs and/or Irish-owned dogs of any or even no known … Continue reading

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IAS & Friends DRINKING AT LUGHNASADH w/ Glasgow Kiss

Join us on Saturday, August 25th for the IAS & Friends 3rd DRINKING AT LUGHNASADH event! We don’t do it every summer, but when we do, it is a BLAST! This is our first time holding it at the fabulous Grace O’Malley’s pub, and we are very excited! In the ancient Celtic calendar, Lughnasadh (pronounced LOO-nuh-suh) was celebrated with dancing, … Continue reading

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