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 December 2014 issue of the Reflections is online. Each year, the people of Ireland await
the issuance of the Irish Christmas stamp. This year, the first day to purchase them was November 6. An Post issued three stamps to celebrate Christmas, 2014.
Christmas has long been the busiest and most important posting time of the year. Every year, new
and original designs for stamps and first day covers are produced. This year An Post commissioned
Vermillion Design to create three new stamps for Christmas 2014. Learn more about the Irish Christmas Stamp, and the Irish Post Office, The Irish Christmas Stamp.
Join the Shamrock Club For Our Christmas Party December 4 2014
The Shamrock Club will be holding its annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center.
The menu will be turkey and ham. We would like for those members whose last names start with A through I to bring a dessert to pass. Letters J through R, bring a side dish, and S through Z, bring a salad.
Dinner starts at 6.30 pm. There will be special guests showing up.
To learn more about Irish Christmas traditions, go to Irish Christmas Traditions
Join Us For the 49th Annual St. Patrick Day Parade, Saturday, March 14, 2015
Our St Patrick's Day Parade takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. 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.
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
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
December 4 -- Shamrock Club Christmas Party; ICHC; 6.30 pm
January 8 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm
March 14, 2015 -- Shamrock Club 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade; Downtown; Noon
Pipes and Drums
October 9 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm
Shamrock Club Griffins
Brown Deer Park
August 10 --Shamrock Club v Silver Spring House; Semi-finals TBA