Over 50 Years Of Celebrating Wisconsin's Irish Life and Pride
In 1960, The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin started a revolution in the life of Irish Wisconsin. The organization started small, but eventually became the wellspring of Irish life and culture for much of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Where there was a void in the cultural side of life, soon the Shamrock Club would fill it with parades, Irish dancing, an Irish festival, scholarships, and so much more.
The Shamrock Club is the oldest and largest Irish American membership organization in the State of Wisconsin. In 2010, we celebrated our 50th anniversary. It was founded on March 17, 1960, in Milwaukee. Currently, there are chapters in Milwaukee, South Central, Dane County, New London, Fox Cities, and Lafayette County. Statewide chapters hold monthly meetings, organize St. Patrick's Day parades, change the city of New London to New Dublin for the week, raise the flag over the State Capitol, as well as other Irish related activities. All of our chapters are involved in fund-raising and have donated thousands of dollars to numerous causes in the past five decades.
Membership includes our monthly publication, the Emerald Reflections. .
The March 2014 issue of the Reflections is online. Mary Poppins is a beloved story of an English nanny. Her creator, P.L. Travers, who was featured in the recent movie about the making of Mary Poppins, Saving Mr. Banks, was a complex and highly quirky individual in her own right, with strong connections to Ireland. Learn more about her at Pamela Lyndon Travers - Mary Poppins Mother.
Shamrock Club 54th Birthday Party
And March Milwaukee Chapter Meeting - March 6, 2014
Join the Shamrock Club on Thursday,March 6 for our 54th annual Birthday Party. There will be music, as well
Please bring a side dish or dessert. Bring your appetite, as well. There will be plenty to eat.
Call Kim at 414-940-9032 for details.
Congratulations to our 2014 Irish Honorees
The 2014 Irish honorees were introduced at the February meeting. Come out to the March 6 meeting, and shake the hands, pose with, or just celebrate with, the Irish Rose, Julie Smith Irishman of the year, Tom McAleese, and the Parade Marshals for 2014, Mike and Mary Moze.
29th Annual Mass In Honor of St. Patrick - March 15 - 8.30 AM
The 29th Annual Special Mass To Honor St. Patrick takes place on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Patrick's Church, 1021 South 7th at Washington Street, Milwaukee.
The Shamrock Club Choir sings the liturgy. The Shamrock Club Color Guard, Pipes and Drums pipe in the colors and stand as honor guard for the Mass. There will be a sign reader for hearing impaired. There are readings and songs in Irish and English.
For more information, please contact Chuck McLaughlin at 414-771-0458, or at Chuck McLaughlin Mass Enquiries. You can also find out more at St. Patrick Mass
48th Annual Parade - March 15, 2014- Downtown Milwaukee - Noon
Our St Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Since its return to downtown Milwaukee, the Shamrock Club and Westown have produced the greatest family friendly event of the season.
Check our parade site at Saint Patrick's Parade. The Shamrock Club, and our partners, Westown, and George Killians, thank you for joining us in what has become one of the largest St Patrick's Day Parades in North America.
47th Annual Post Parade Party
The Largest Parade Dday Party
The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's Post Parade Party takes place on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 West Wisconsin, from 1 PM until 6 pm. It is the largest family day event of the St Patrick's season. For over forty years, the Shamrock Club has presented Milwaukee with the best in Irish entertainment, geared towards families. New this year, there are five stages, including a children's stage.
The Cost is $2 per person over 12, or $10 for an entire family.
Entertainers include: Barry Dodd; Dublin O'Shea; Shamrock Club Color Guard Pipes and Drums; Dennis Wolgang playing ICHC Pipe Organ; Beglan Academy; Trinity Irish Dancers ; The Gleasons; Glencastle Irish Dance; Evan and Tom Leahy; athas; -Ceol Cairde; Rory Modlinski; -Blarney ; The Caledonian Scottish Dancers; and Kathleen Mohr, best known as Eileen O'Rourke.
To find out more, go to our Post Parade Party page.
Shamrock Club Color Guard, Pipes and Drums
The award winning SCCGPD is the honor, color guard and pipe band for the Shamrock Club. The unit has marched over the past decades in Dublin, Ireland, (for the city's Millenium Parade), New York City, San Antonio, Savannah, and New Orleans. Go to our page, The Shamrock Club Color Guard Pipes and Drums, and find out more details.
There you can find our entire schedule, and much more.
If you are in need of a piper for special occasions, such as funerals, weddings, or other events, please contact Noel Tylla at 1-414-241-6472, or email her at Color Guard Booking and Info
Here are some SCCGPD appearances:
Start A Chapter of the Shamrock ClubIf you don't live near any of the listed chapters, you can start your own. We will help you in your desire to join in the celebration of Irish American Life that the Shamrock Club offers.
Irish Music in Wisconsin For MarchNeed to find where your favorite Irish band in Wisconsin is playing this or any other weekend? Need to book some Irish music? Go to Wisconsin Irish Bands for the most complete listing of groups in the state.
How to Reach Us
Via U.S. mail: 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233.
Or you can contact us at info-at-shamrockclubwis.com
Come and join us. Celebrate Irish American Life.
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Meetings and Events
March 6 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 7 pm
March 15 --Mass in Honor of St Patrick - St Patrick Church; 7 pm
March 15 -- St Patrick Day Parade; 3 and Wisconsin; noon
March 15 -- Shamrock Club Post Parade Party; ICHC; 1-6 pm
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