NIFC CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2010 Annual Easter Commemoration

On  Sunday, April 4th  at  9 A.M. the annual Easter Commemoration will be held at the graveside of Joe Stynes in  Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Stynes was a lifelong Republican and Tan War veteran. From his immigration to America in 1927 to his death in the year 1991, he remained committed to the All-Ireland Republic proclaimed during Easter Week, 1916. Joe was active in Clan Na Gael and later in Irish Northern Aid. Remaining true to Republican principles, he helped found CnSN, which he remained a trustee of until his death. 


15th Annual Michael Flannery Testimonial Awards Dinne

The 15th Annual Michael Flannery Testimonial Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday April 24, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant, 121 West 45th Street in New York City.

This event organized by Cumann Na Saoirse Náisiúnta, honors Irish Americans and others for their contributions to the promotion of Irish history, culture, traditional Irish Republican principles, human rights and Irish freedom.  This year’s honorees will be announced shortly.

Connolly's is conveniently located in the heart of Times Square and is accessible by public transportation including NYC subway and bus service, New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad (Penn Station), Amtrak (Grand Central) and various private bus services (Port Authority Bus Terminal.)  In addition, a parking garage is located directly across the street from Connolly's.  Detailed transportation information will be mailed with your tickets.


34th Annual Cabhair Christmas Swim

The Annual CABHAIR Christmas Swim will be held this year on Christmas morning at the Grand Canal in Inchicore, Dublin.  This year marks the 34 Anniversary of this event.  Over the last few years, here in the U.S. we have growing support and sponsorship for those who take the chilly morning plunge in support of the prisoners’ families.
With the holiday season fast approaching, many families will benefit from your donation of any amount in support of the Annual CABHAIR Swim.  Your contribution means something truly special to them, especially in days such as these.  If you have been meaning to contribute all year, this is the time to do so.  Your support will raise the spirits of a family - who have sacrificed themselves to raise the spirit of a Sovereign Irish Nation.


Remembering the Life and Work of John A. Costelloe  (1961 - 2008)

 On Sunday, December 13th at 3 PM, Cumann Na Saoirse Náısıúnta and the O'Donovan Rossa Society will co-host an event to honor the life and work of our late friend, John A. Costelloe, who passed away last December 18th.  This event will be held at Rocky Sullivan’s, 34 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY (718-246-8050).

John was a long-time and active member of both organizations. In addition to his work in the Irish Republican movement, John was a retired New York City firefighter and an accomplished actor.  He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and appeared in many movies and television programs.  As an actor, he was most well known for his role in The Sopranos, in which he played Jim “Johnny Cakes” Witowski.  John also appeared in several productions with the renowned La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in Manhattan.

John was a man of many talents and interests. He was a compassionate man who consistently supported the families of Irish republican prisoners. He was committed to social justice, socialism and republicanism.  John regularly participated in local commemorations to deceased Irish patriots.  Please join John’s family and friends on December 13th to remember the life and work of this remarkable man.

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