St. Patrick's Day Brunch
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Mario's Restaurant, 4222 Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan from 10:00am-12:00pm
Please note the parade starts earlier this year (noon).
The event will feature music for a sing-a-long presented by our very own Cahill & Murphy as well as snappy commentary from our Co-MCs. Our returning MCs this year will be Michigan Court of Appeals Justice and former ISIAL President, Mike Riordan and ISIAL lawyer and author Fred Lauck.
A return must-see to this year's entertainment program will be an Irish dance routine by renowned Irish dancer, Paul Cusick, an ISIAL board member, and expected appearances from the Maid of Erin and the parade Grand Marshal. Audience participation will factor heavily into our program. Also expected to attend will be plenty of lawyers, judges, elected leaders, and dignitaries from the Detroit Irish-American community. We expect that Mike and Fred will continue the great "craic” that makes this event so memorable!
From now until March 5, 2014, our members will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to make reservations for this event. After that, the public will be able to make reservations until we are sold out. Space is extremely limited, and reservations – priced at $25.00 per person for ISIAL members; $30.00 for ISIAL non-member guests; $10.00 for those children 12 years old and under; and $20.00 for law student ISIAL members – will go fast, and must be purchased in advance by Friday, March 14, 2014! Otherwise, all adult brunches will be $35.00 at the door without a reservation and pre-payment.
For those walking in the parade, plan on being on the first shuttle over to the parade route, or you can meet us at the assembly location (TBD).
Parking at Mario's is $4 across the street. Shuttles leave Mario's at 11:45AM and 12:15PM, and the suggested contribution of $2.00 per person. The return shuttle will be located behind the Gaelic League and will be available for pickups until 5PM.
A shuttle will also be available to drive from the Gaelic League to Mario's at 9:45AM. Advanced reservations are required, please call shuttle operator Tony Drake at 313-680-8014 to make a reservation.
Once again, there are no beverages allowed in the parade, and we can not throw things to the bystanders.
There are no reservations required to walk in the parade, and the more the merrier! Wear your ISIAL T-shirt!
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Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers!
ISIAL is a unique Bar Association of Michigan attorneys and law students who meet on a monthly basis to exchange ideas and information in a fun social setting. Founded in 1978, ISIAL is the local irish american legal community. Each meeting is filled with judges, private and public-sector attorneys, professors and others who are interested in things Irish. In addition to our monthly meetings, our past activities have included bi-annual service projects with Focus: HOPE, assisting with the Legal Aid Clinic at Most Holy Trinity Church, outings to productions such as "Riverdance" and to sporting events, and our premier annual events: the St. Patrick's Day Brunch in Corktown each March, and the ISIAL Dinner Dance at the Detroit Athletic Club each April.
Quite simply, ISIAL offers great networking, but more importantly, it provides its members with friendship, camaraderie and the opportunity to form lasting professional and personal acquaintances--along with sharing a pint of Guinness or two. Become a member today!
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Michigan Bar Journal.
visitors since 08/10/2009
Meghan Kennedy Riordan
Gary J. Bresnehan
Joseph P. McGill
David H. Martyn
C. Michael Bryce