The Leprechaun Newsletter
Words From The Editor
We have started our regular monthly meetings and to welcome everyone back
from their Summer vacations, etc. Luckily we missed the hurricanes so far this year. Hopefully we will not get one.
Welcome back everyone. If you have anything you would like added to the newsletter, let me know.
It has been awhile since I have worked on one, and I look forward to updating it.
My email address is listed above. Please, it would be a good time for members to send to the Editor some Irish tales, articles about trips to Ireland, Irish recipes, etc. Help us share our heritage with others. Please keep me informed of any changes to your email and postal addresses. Copies of the membership list will be available at all of our regular meetings.
The Club’s web page is on line at and is currently being updated with some history of the organization, events and pictures of them as well. We believe that the use of the web page will aid the growth of the club. It is important that we share this information about our heritage with everyone we can.
2019/2020 New Officers
The elections were held in April and now we proudly welcome your new Officers, President is Jim Williams, Vice President is Peggy Coyne, Secretary Maureen Davis, Treasurer is Judy Williams.
Dues of $25 per member are due on September 1. Please get this in on time. If you want to make changes see or please mail to Peggy Coyne at 1518 Dewberry Ct. Port Saint Lucie, Fl 34952.
Birthdays and Events
Betty Mckinley - June 5th
Cathy Regan - June 10th
Bernice McGillicudy - June 31st
Robert Lynch - July 22nd
Judy Williams | Irish Shillelagh Sticks
Flat Baking Pan lined with Parchment paper or paper towels
1 Lb. of Slab or Thin sliced Bacon
1 or 2 boxes of Bread Sticks (Alessi, Stella D’Oro, or other brands, flavored or not) you can choose the thin or the regular size depending on how thick you like them
Preheat Oven to (400 Deg. F) if you choose to bake as opposed to Microwave.
Remove the Bacon from the package and work with a few strips at a time; put the other back in the fridge until used. It is easier to do the following when the bacon is firmer.
Slice the strips down the middle if you choose narrow strips or use the entire strip, begin to wrap the bacon onto the bread sticks about an inch from the bottom to have something to hold on to eat. Wrap all the way to the top at an angle. A single strip will cover all but the bottom.
Place on the flat baking pan and put in the oven for about 10 minutes or so at 400 Deg’s or until you see the brownness of the bacon that you desire. The grease will be absorbed by the paper towels.
Remove from oven to cool and serve or put into plastic bags for later use by popping in the microwave for 30 secs. to a minute.
Microwave cooking requires watching to cook to brownness to your liking. A minimum time is 3 minutes.
PS…This is My Tribute to Judy for all the times she has prepared and shared this with us to use for a long time for sure.
Member Talent Highlights
Hutchinson Island resident, Blythe Vaughan, traveled to County Leitrim, Ireland, for the Glens of Leitrim Championships, an Irish Dance competition held September 2-3. She won all 1st Place trophies in 4 different Irish dances and was named the Meanghrad Champion for dancers age 15
The Glens of Leitrim Championships is a registered Irish dance feis with An Comisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, and is open to qualified competitors throughout Ireland and all Regions worldwide. The feis adjudicators were Charles Moore, Ger Stack, and Maureen Farrelly Monaghan, all from County Limerick, Ireland, with Musician, Colin McGill, of County Laois, Ireland. The annual CLRG feis is run by The Tahany Academy of Dancing, owner Kathleen Tahany-O’Hagan, located in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim, Ireland.
Blythe attends Tir Na Greine School, and is also a member of The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland. She will be spending a month abroad, dancing at various locations. Blythe is a native of Maui Island, Hawaii, and currently resides on North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce.
Our newest members of the club – the Vaughans.
The picture is of the children at the Orange State Feis.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BLYTHE as well as her brothers and sisters – all of those wonderful trophies!Such a great picture of the children.
Counting from 1 to 100
1 a haon uh hayn
2 a dó uh doh
3 a trí uh trzhee
4 a ceathair uh KyAH-hirzh
5 a cúig uh KOO-ig
6 a sé uh shay
7 a seacht uh shakht
8 a hocht uh hokht
9 a naoi uh nee
10 a deich uh djeh
11 a haon déag uh hayn djayg
12 a dó dhéag uh doh yayg
13 a trí déag uh trzhee djayg
14 a ceathair déag uh KyAH-hirzh djayg
15 a cúig déag uh KOO-ig djayg
16 a sé déag uh shay djayg
17 a seacht déag uh shakht djayg
18 a hocht déag uh hokht djayg
19 a naoi déag uh nee djayg
20 Fiche FIH-heh
30 Tríocha TRzhEE-uh-khuh
40 Daichead DAH- aid
50 Caoga KAY-uh-guh
60 Seasca SHASS-kuh
70 Seachtó SHAKHT-oh
80 ochtó OKHT-oh
90 nócha NOH-khuh
100 céad kyayd
Repeat with increment starting with 20 through 90
Check out the music and food at Shindigs Pub
BIG THANKS TO All!!
"Go Raibh Maith Agaibh (Gurra Mah Oggiv)"
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