What’s the Craic? December Shenanigans!

By John O’Brien, Jr.

Brooklyn – Hooley Pub & Kitchen
1st – Disco Inferno, 2nd– Big 10 Championship Game, 8th – Blue Evolution, 9th – Faction, 15th – Billy Likes Soda, 16th -Billy Morris, 22nd – Black River. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700.

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus direct flights Cleveland to Dublin (Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri.).

Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra
6th, 10th, 14th-17th – Wassail! An Irish-Appalachian Christmas. Bath, Cleveland, Berea, Bay Village, Chagrin Falls.

5 Points Coffee & Tea
Always 10am to Noon  No events sent to us. 3600 West Park Road. Cleveland, Oh 44111 3600 West Park Road. Cleveland, Oh 44111    

The Harp
No events sent to us. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113

Flat Iron Café
1114 Center St.  Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968.

6th – Ray Flanagan; 13th – Rob Samay; 20th – Nathan Henry; 17th – Customer Holiday Party w Christmas Karaoke; 27th – Ethan Timm. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113

PJ McIntyre’s
No events sent to us. 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. 216-941-9311.

Flannery’s Pub
1st – Kari Ann Rutushin, 8th – Brent Kirby, 15th – New Barleycorn Holiday Show. Sporcle Live Free Trivia every Wednesday. ½ Price Whiskey! 323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782

Fairview Park
Home of the Best Burger in NEO.  Great Lunch menu every day . 16th – Annual Christmas Sing A Long, 21490 Lorain Road, Fairview Park 44126 440.331.5719

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 

Medina / Montrose
1- The Island Doctor 2- The New Barleycorn 8- Twin B Project 9- Nathan Henry 15- The Other Brothers 16- Gabrielle Haddad 22- Crawley and Sofranko 23- The Music Men (Music Trivia) 30- Smug Saints 31- Irish New Year with The New Barleycorn 4-7pm. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
1st-Risk Factor, 2nd-Big 10 Championship Game, 8th-Country Redford, 9th-Vinyl Arcade, 15th-Big in Japan, 16th-Phil-n-the-Blanks, 22nd-Abbey Rodeo, 23-Cocktail Johnny. 145 Montrose West Avenue Copley, Oh 44321 (234) 466-0060

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor (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  

Olmsted Twp
West Side Irish American Club
Great live music and food in The Pub every Friday. 3rd – Children’s Christmas Party, Michelle 216-548-8063 / K.J. 216-375-9337; 10th – 25 Card Game, Dick Lardie 216-269-3005; 13th – Christmas Concert w/Andy Cooney, New York Tenors & Arianna Paz, Helen 216-251-4075; 14th – Forever Young Christmas Luncheon 1P, Mary Ellen 440-235-4164; 21st – General Meeting 7P; 30th – New Year’s Adam Party 4:30P-Midnight. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 440-235-5868.
Cleveland St. Pat’s / St. Jarlath’s GAA
Always defer to the team’s WhatsApp group chat or calendar on for updates. New players always welcome.

Rocky River
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

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

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
1st – Crawley & Sofranko, 2nd – Big 10 Championship Game, 8th – Country Redford, 16th – The Other Brothers, 22nd – New Barleycorn. 500 Southpark Center #GI10 (Southpark Mall Main Entrance), 44136 440.638.4852

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

Hooley Pub & Kitchen|
1st – Audiophile, 2nd – Big 10 Championship Game, 8th – New Barleycorn, 9th – Feedbacks, 15th Mourning Glory, 22nd – Cats on Holiday Duo. 24940 Sperry Dr Westlake 44145. (440) 835-2890

Nora’s Public House
No events sent to us.
 4054 Erie Street, Willoughby 44094. 

Wild Goose
No events sent to us. 4114 Erie Street, Willoughby 44094



Ancient Order of Hibernians PA.
2nd – PA. State Board Meeting, Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn, Canonsburg 1pm. [email protected].
2nd – Sean McBride Div. 32 Christmas Party, Fairview Sunset Room, 3326 Washington Pike, Bridgeville @6:00 p.m. $30 Per Person. Paul Towhey (484) 571.7131 / [email protected].  Diaper Drive for Genesis House.
9th – Div. 4 Irish Christmas Basket Raffle Drawing full of wonderful Irish treats.

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
1st – Christmas Party! Holiday Inn Parkway Center Mall [email protected]

Celtic Pittsburgh
9th – A Celtic Christmas Show @Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, 6 p.m. 412.642.6622.  Proceeds benefit Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle.

Pittsburgh WinterFest
30th & 31st -Pittsburgh International Airport, 8:00AM. Info: [email protected]. Free Admission.

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

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

Pittsburgh Ceili Club
3rd – Christmas Party, Fox Chapel Yacht Club [email protected]

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  

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

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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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