Ring of Kerry

Irish Dancers


Blarney Notice

Our May edition: Irish Polar Bears. Winter Sowing. Game of Catan. And more...

Calendar of EventsCalendar Notice

Our list of what's going on in the Maryland Irish set and ceili dance scene, plus a little more.

Birthdays A Week Around Today

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  • The GWCC offers Thursday evening Irish dance classes from July 8 to August 26, with two monthly ceilis. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. More information and Flyer.

Quick Steps

Lending Library

New to the site is our library of books and other media for lending to members. Check out the interesting reads and views you can ... check out!

Book Discussions

The book discussion club continues to turn pages. On its agenda are:

  • Fever by Mary Beth Keane. It's about Mary Mallon, the woman known as “Typhoid Mary,” an Irish immigrant and the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid fever. In the imagination of Mary Beth Keane, Mary Mallon becomes a fiercely compelling, dramatic, vexing, sympathetic, uncompromising, and unforgettable heroine. To be discussed on July 27.

  • The movie Ryan's Daughter will be presented. The film is a 1970 British epic romantic drama directed by David Lean starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. The film, set in August 1917 - January 1918, tells the story of a married Irish woman who has an affair with a British officer during WWI despite moral and political opposition from her nationalist neighbors. Viewing is on the evening of August 24.

  • Registration is open. Every member who is interested in participating may sign up. Contact Sonja via her email as listed in our membership directory. Discussion sessions will be conducted via Zoom on designated Tuesdays; see our events calendar. Registrants will get an email from Tom O. with connection instructions shortly before the discussion date. There will also be an outline of ideas to discuss. You have to acquire the books on your own. Good readings!

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    The dances we practice are selected from popular MD-DC-VA ceili and set dance group lists as well as other sources. Learn more about us.