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 October 2014 issue of the Reflections is online. Each year, October 6, 1175, was a fateful day for the Irish. The Treaty of Windsor of 1175 was a territorial agreement made during the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland. It was signed in Windsor, Berkshireby. King Henry II of England and the High King of Ireland, Ruaidri Ui Conchobair, also known as Rory O'Connor. O'Connor was also the last man to rule all of IReland. Find out more in The Last High King of Ireland, Rory O'Connor.


Join the Shamrock Club For Our November 6, 2014 Meeting

The Shamrock Club November meeting will take place on the 6th. Join us for a night of Irish culture.

Dinner starts at 6.30 pm


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 Club

If 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.


What to Do In Irish Milwaukee And Wisconsin Any Day Or Weekend of the Year

For the most complete listing of Irish events for both Milwaukee and Wisconsin, visit our events calendars at Milwaukee Irish Events Calendar or Wisconsin Irish Events Calendar .


Irish Music in Wisconsin For March

Need 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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October 9 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

November 6 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

November 21-23 -- Shamrock Club at Holiday Folk Fair; State Fair Park

December 4 -- Shamrock Club Christmas Party; ICHC; 6.30 pm

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October 9 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

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August 10 --Shamrock Club v Silver Spring House; Semi-finals TBA


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