Sounds of Britain & Ireland Guide to Northeast Ohio Resources
Hello and Welcome to the Sounds of Britain and Ireland!
Consider it an extension of our radio show ‘Sounds of Britain and Ireland’ Broadcast every Sunday at 6:06 p.m. on 90.3 WCPN. Our plans are to include as much as possible that can be presented on this site both new and old.
Included will be directories to help you find the info quickly that’s may be important to you. Also do you want to travel to that certain place in Britain or Ireland? Or maybe see it all. We’ll try to set you in the right direction.
Some items on this page will be updated frequently and others will be a fixture. We also will be adding some features as we progress. We will welcome any comments from our listeners. Hope you find it interesting and useful. There’s more to come.
Your hosts, Joe Nicholls and Kevin McGinty
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- Government Travel Offices Websites
- Cultural & Social Groups
- Musical Groups
- Dance Groups & Instructional Classes
- British Car & Motor Cycle Enthusiasts Clubs
- British & Irish Sports & Athletic Groups
- Radio & TV in UK & Ireland Available Online
- British & Irish Publications in US
- Newspapers Online in Britain & Ireland
- State Pensions for US residents from the UK
- State Pensions for US residents from The Irish Republic
- Embassies & Consulates in US
- Passport Information
Government Travel Offices Websites
- British Tourist Authority
- Scottish Tourist Office
- Welsh Tourist Office
- Northern Ireland Tourist Board
- Irish Republic Travel
Cultural & Social Groups
- Daughters of the British Empire, Westminster Chapter (Charity), (440) 461-2533
- British American Club, 8564 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg (Social), (330) 963-6370
- British-American Chamber of Commerce, (Business), (216) 621-0222
- English Speaking Union, Cleveland Chapter (Cultural) Cleveland@esuus.org, (216) 236-3401
- Scottish American Society, (Cultural, Social & Charity) Akron, (330) 882-0342
- Scottish Heritage Association of Northeastern Ohio (Shano) (Cultural, Social), (216) 464-1116
- Scottish American Cultural Society of Ohio (Ohio Scottish Games)
- Cleveland Manx Society, (Isle of Man) Richmond Hts., (216) 481-2476
- Women’s Welsh Club, Aurora (Charity)
- Calon Lan Welsh Club, Boardman (Cultural, Social), (330) 758-4202
- Nikes Gymanfa Ganu Association ( Welsh Singing) email@example.com, (330) 847-9892
- West Side Irish American Club, 8559 Jennings Rd., Olmsted Township (Social), (216) 251-4075
- Irish American Club-East Side, 22770 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid (Social), (216) 731-4003
- Ancient Order of Hibernians & Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (Cultural)
- Gaelic League (language learning & usage), (440) 937-4158
- Irish American Archives Society
- Greater Cleveland Feis Society
- Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
- Ohio Celtic Festival
- Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland
- Cleveland Firefighters Shamrock Club
- Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society
- Nally Irish Dance Company
- Cleveland Pioneers Total Abstinence Society
- Cleveland Irish Players (traveling actorsgrouup), (216) 310-8216
- Cleveland Kiltie Pipe Band, (216) 221-1566
- Red Hackle Pipe Band, (440) 582-4837
- Cleveland 87th Pipe Band, (216) 355-8833
- North Coast Pipe Band
- Great Lakes Pipe Band
- Loch Arbor Pipe Band
- Celtic Eagles Pipe Band (Akron), (330) 731-1841
- Akron and District Pipe Band, (440) 884-2824
- Akron Ceili Band (Irish & Scottish Music), (330) 730-5319
- Brass Band of the Western Reserve (Concert band), (614) 563-7170
Dance Groups & Instructional Classes
- Urquhart School of Scottish Dance (Akron) www.urquhartschoolofscottishdance.weebly.com (330) 375-2849
- Szabo School of Highland Dance (Westlake) ph (216) 526-1345
- Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Cleveland Hts. Group (Dance classes) ph 216 932-9038
- Murphy Irish Arts http://www.murphyirishartscenter.net/
- Brady Campbell School of Irish Dance http://bradycampbellirishdanceschool.com/
- Burke School of Irish Dance http://www.burkeirishdance.com/
- Cannon School of Irish Dance http://csirishdance.com/
- Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance http://www.leneghanacademy.com/
- The Academy Irish Dance http://www.theacademy-irishdance.com/cleveland.html
- O’Hare School of Irish Dance http://www.oharedanceohio.com/
- Nally Irish Dance Academy www.nallyirishcance.com
- Cleveland Ceili Club https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Cleveland-Ceili-Club/159815260735419
British Car & Motor Cycle Enthusiasts Clubs
- Northeast Ohio British Car Council (Car Clubs joint org.) www.tinyurl.com/bcd-cleveland-2015 ph (614) 580-3727
- Jaguar Club of Ohio (Multiple scheduled events) www.jaguarclubofohio.com ph (330)467-3953
- Austin Healey Club firstname.lastname@example.org (440)519-1820
- Triumph Club email@example.com ph(440)286-4878
- Morris & Mini Club firstname.lastname@example.org ph (614) 899-2394
- MG Club Ralph@yrana.us ph (440)238-2482
- Rolls Royce-Bentley Club email@example.com
- Lotus Club firstname.lastname@example.org ph (440) 688-4101
- British Motorcycle club of Lorain
British & Irish Sports & Athletic Groups
- Forest Hills Park Lawn Bowling Club email@example.com ph (216) 469-5993
- St. Pat’s Gaelic Football http://www.clevelandstpatsgfc.com/
- St. Jarlath’s Gaelic Football http://clevelandstjarlaths.com/
Radio & TV in UK & Ireland Available Online
Although radio from the UK & Ireland is available directly in the US via the internet at no charge, the TV is a different story. Because of licensing restriction the only way you can receive the TV directly is through a fee paying system. One is listed below. You can however, go to You-tube and view various special shows. Both the BBC & RTE offer multiple national radio channels and the BBC broadcasts though 40 local radio stations.
- British radio (UK) BBC www.bbc.co.uk/radio
- For a list of independent radio stations www.Listenlive.eu/UK
- Irish Republic radio RTE www.rte.ie/radio
- For a list of independent radio stations www.Listenlive.eu/ireland
- British & Irish TV. (Monthly subscription with Internet Broadband Required) www.mytvabroad.com
British & Irish Publications in US
Most of these newspapers are by subscription but you may request a complementary copy.
- Irish Voice (Irish- Weekly) www.irishvoice.com/irishvoice ph. 212 684-3366
- Irish Echo (Irish- Weekly) email: firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 1 800 338-echo
- Irish American News Ohio (Irish- Monthly) www.ianohio.com ph. 216 647-1144
- Ninnau & Drych (Welsh- Monthly) e-mail email@example.com ph 607 279-6499
- Scottish Banner (Scottish- Monthly) www.scottishbanner.com ph.1 866 544-5157
- Union Jack Newspaper (British- Monthly) www.ujnews.com
Newspapers Online in Britain & Ireland
There are many national and regional newspapers in Britain and Ireland both daily and Sundays. The national newspapers vary in their political leanings and their draw to economical classes (some actually Supporting political parties). All have websites with some charging a fee to access them. Their newsprint circulations have declined considerably in the last five to ten years mainly due to the availability of internet news sources. creating a possibility that in the future some may decide to abandon print copies completely. We hope this list will help you find your favorite news outlet. Just click the highlighted web sites to access.
- Daily Mail (British) www.dailymail.co.uk
- The Sun (British daily) www.
- Daily Dispatch (British) www.dailydispatch.co.uk
- The Independent (British Daily & Sunday) www.independent.co.uk
- The Independent (Irish Daily & Sunday) www.independent.ie
- The Times (British Daily) www.times.co.uk
- The Irish Times (daily) www.irishtimes.com
- The Scotsman (Scottish Daily) www.scotsman.com
- Daily Record (Scottish Daily) www.dailyrecord.co.uk
- Scotland on Sunday (The Scotsman’s Sunday edition)
- The Guardian (British daily) www.guardian.co.uk
- The Financial times (British Monday through Friday) www.financialtimes.co.uk
- I newspaper (special published by the British Independent) www.i.co.uk
- The Irish Sun (daily) www.thesun.ie
- The Herald (Irish Daily) www.herald.ie
- The Irish Daily Star (Daily) www.thestar.ie
- Irish Daily Mirror www.irishmirror.ie
- Irish Examiner (Daily) www.irishexaminer.ie
- The Sunday Business Post (Irish) www.businesspost.ie
- The Irish News (Northern Ireland) www.irelandnews.com
State Pensions for US residents from the UK
If you have lived and/or worked in the UK you may qualify for a state pension. If you worked in Britain but did not fully qualify, you may be able to subscribe to qualify. Please check the following website below for complete and correct information and regulations. Be aware, all foreign income by US residents and citizens is subject to IRS regulations.
Contact www.gov.uk/statepension for further information.
State Pensions for US residents from The Irish Republic
If you have lived and/or worked in the Irish Republic and/or any country in the European Union (including the UK) you may qualify for pension funds that can be added to your US social security. As stated above, be aware, all foreign income received by US residents and citizens is subject to IRS regulations. Contact www.welfare.ie for further information.
Embassies & Consulates in US
For business information and assistance you may wish to contact either the embassies or the consulates directly. Also they can be of assistance for nationals of either countries.
- British Embassy US, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20008, (202) 588-6500
- Irish Embassy, 2234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20008-2849, (202) 462-3939
- Stephen Bridges British Consulate General, Chicago. 625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200, Chicago IL 60611 (312) 970-3800
- Irish Consulate General, Chicago, 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1820, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 337-2700
You need to apply direct to the British government for a new passport or renewal. You may receive forms and information via the internet, but requests must be mailed. Contact www.gov.co.uk/overseas-passports for information.
You may apply to the Irish embassy or consulate for new passports or renewal. The requirements can be found on www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship
Somtimes it's best if bad news is given slowly.
A lady called up her husband to tell him the car has water in the fuel line.
"Where is the car now?" he asks.
Cringing, she replied "it's at the bottom of the river."