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Whats the Crai?

What’s the Craic? April Shenanigans!

By John O’Brien, Jr.

Brooklyn – Hooley Pub & Kitchen
No events sent to us. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. thehooley.com

Cleveland
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus direct flights Cleveland to Dublin (Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri.). aerlingus.com
5 Points Coffee & Tea
Always 10am to Noon. No events sent to us. 3600 West Park Road. Cleveland, 44111 5pointscafe.com

The Harp
No events sent to us. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 the-harp.com

Flat Iron Café
No events sent to us. 1114 Center Street Cleveland 44113-2406 216.696.6968.  flatironcafe.com

Treehouse
No events sent to us. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 treehousecleveland.com

PJ McIntyre’s
6th – Crawley & Sofranko, 11th – Patrick & the Jazz Guys, 12th – Mossy Moran, 13th – Pat Shepard, 20th – Half Craic’d, 27th – Simple. PJ McIntyre’s is a Local 10 Union establishment. Home of the Celtic Supporter’s Club and the GAA. Book Parties & Events in our Bridgie Ned’s Irish Parlor Party Room. 17119 Lorain Road, 44111. pjmcintyres.com 216-941-9311.

Flannery’s Pub
No events sent to us. 323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782  flannerycle.com

Music Box CLE
4th – James McMurtry, 18th – Willie Watson. 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland 44113. 216.242.1250 musicboxcle.com

Fairview Park
Gunselman’s
Home of the Best Burger in NEO.  Great Lunch menu every day. No events sent to us.
21490 Lorain Road, Fairview Park 44126 440.331.5719
gunselmans.com

Lakewood 
Plank Road Tavern
No events sent to us. Happy Hour: M-F 4-7, Sat 12-6. Open Sessiún Every Thursday 7-10, ½ Off Wings, $1 off drinks. $3 Guinness and Jamieson. 16719 Detroit Avenue, 44107 plankroadtavern.com 

Medina / Montrose
Sully’s
5- Danny Christian 6- The Other Brothers 12- Doug Kaufman 13- The New Barleycorn 19- Greg Crowe 20- Dulahan 26- Gabrielle Haddad 27- The Music Men (Music Trivia). 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 sullysmedina.com.

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
No events sent to us.
145 Montrose West Avenue Copley, Oh 44321 (234) 466-0060 thehooley.com

Mentor
Hooley Pub & Kitchen
No events sent to us. 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor thehooley.com (440) 942-6611.

North Olmsted
Ahern Banquet Center
Ahern Banquet Center is booking weddings and special events.  Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-7500. 29601 Lorain Road, North Olmsted aherncatering.com 

Whats the Crai?
Shields & McHale @The Pub @WestSideIAClub

Olmsted Twp
West Side Irish American Club
11th – Forever Young Meeting 1P; 14th – “25” Card Tournament, Dick Lardie 216-269-3005/[email protected], 18th – General Meeting 7P; 27th – Steak Shoot, Helen Malloy 216-251-4075/[email protected]; Great live music and food in The Pub every Friday, entertainment: 5th – Canyon Wind Duo, 12th – Yanks from the Plank, 19th – Shields & McHale, 26th – Tin Can Rooster Band. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland St. Pat’s / St. Jarlath’s GAA
Always defer to the team’s WhatsApp group chat or calendar on clevelandgaa.com for updates. New players always welcome. West Side Irish American Club 8559 Jennings Road, Olmsted Township, OH 44138. 

Rocky River
Gormley’s
No events sent to us. HAPPY HOUR: Monday Thru Friday 2pm – 7pm! $2 off drafts / $2 off liquor / $1 off wine
19500 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116 (440) 990-7468 GormleysPub.com

Casey’s Irish Imports
440-33-8383. 19626 Center Ridge Road caseysirishimports.com

Strongsville
Hooley Pub & Kitchen
No events sent to us
. 500 Southpark Center #GI10 (Southpark Mall Main Entrance), 44136 440.638.4852 thehooley.com

Valley City
Gandalf’s
No events sent to us. Join us for Brunch EVERY SUNDAY. Great food, atmosphere, staff and fun. 6757 Center Road Valley City, 44280 gandalfspub.com.

Westlake
Hooley Pub & Kitchen
No events sent to us. 24940 Sperry Dr Westlake 44145. thehooley.com (440) 835-2890

Willoughby
Nora’s Public House
No events sent to us.
 4054 Erie Street, Willoughby 44094. Noraspublichouse.net 
Wild Goose
No events sent to us. 4114 Erie Street, Willoughby 44094 wildgoosewlby.com

Columbus
Shamrock Club of Columbus
30th – Easter Egg Hunt – Gates Open at 11. Bring a basket or bag, money for the great raffles (pays for the party). Club provides lunch to all, good bags & the Shamrock Club’s beautiful grounds top hide those eggs!  Info: Mary [email protected] 5 – Quiz Night, 27 – 4th Annual Patrick Pearse Division 1 Freedom for All Ireland Road Bowling Fundraiser – Deer Creek State Park Beach Road.  Info: [email protected]. COED Darts – 2nd & 4th Mondays, Men’s Darts – Wednesdays, Women’s Darts – 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Coed Corn Hole – 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Quiz Nights – 2nd Fridays. 90 W. Castle Road, Columbus 43207.

Pittsburgh
PICT Classic Theatre
No Events sent to us. Season Subscriptions & Single tickets for all of our shows are now on sale: ONLINE: PICTTheatre.org ; PHONE: 412-561-6000 x207; MAIL: PO Box 8168, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. [email protected]

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
No Events sent to us.
[email protected].

PittsburghGAA
No Events sent to us. Contact PittsburghGAA for more info: [email protected] pittsburghgaa.com

Fiddler’s Hearth
No events sent to us. Mon: Open Irish Music Session 7ish; Tue: Open Old Timey Music Session 7ish;Wed:  Open Mic – 7:30pm – 9:30pm, sign-up 6:30pm. 127 North Main Street South Bend, IN. 44601. 574.232.2853 FiddlersHearth.com  

To read previous What’s the Craic? columns, go HERE

John O'Brien, Jr.

John O'Brien, Jr.

*John is a Founder and the Publisher and Editor of iIrish, an archivist, spokesman, emcee, Spoken Word presenter and author of five books, so far.

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