The Irish-American Society of New Mexico, based in Albuquerque, NM, wishes you a hundred thousand welcomes to our site!

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Come one, come all to New Mexico's original Celtic Fest and Highland Games!

Celtic music and storytelling all day, with The Black Donnelley's Dublin headlining our main stage. Pipers, dancers, kid's area, and a Celtic dog parade! Unique merchandise, Scottish Highland Athletics, Celtic clans & societies, great food, beer gardens and KILTS! Tickets only $15 per day, kids 11 and under free.

Next Meeting and Program:

Friday, June 10, 2022

7 PM

Irish Whimsy: Limericks, Superstitions, and Charms

a lecture by

Dr. Maya Magee Sutton

Live and in Person!

This event will take place at a private club in Albuquerque. If you are not a member of the IAS, you will need to email Ellen ( for the location. All guests are welcome! There is no charge for this program, although we do ask that you bring a sweet or salty snack to share.

Did your grandmother have sayings about the power of fire, water, or the moon? She’d be welcome here! Fortunate we are, that folklore and superstitions remain fixed during many generations. This is definitely true of the Irish. Come along as we find the origin of wishing wells, Banshees, and the secrets of healing herbs imparted to humans from the Faeries. And what would you write as the next limerick rhyme to: “There was a young lady named Molly”?

Dr. Sutton has dual citizenship with the U.S. and the Republic of Ireland. She has explored all parts of Dublin and Ireland, and met with several authors and scholars during her nine times there. Dr. Sutton was brought up in a mix of U.S.-born parents plus Irish-born relatives. She absorbed some of their huge knowledge of Irish poetry, songs, and superstitions. That’s why she never cuts her hair on … (shhh!)

Céad Mile Fáilte!

Need help with getting an Irish passport or have questions regarding travel in Ireland? 

Visit the Consulate General of Ireland's site here.

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The St. Andrew Scottish Society of NM