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 July 2014 issue of the Reflections is online. August, 1914 saw the world thrown upside down. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Serbia caused the coalitions of European powers to go into war mode. The United Kingdom came to the aid of their allies, including France, Belgium, and Russia against Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The call to arms was strong in all areas of the British Isles. This included the island of Ireland. Learn more of the war's effects on the Irish in 1914 - The Irish and World War One


Congratulations to our 2014 Irish Honorees


The 2014 Irish honorees were introduced at the February meeting. Stop by at the May meeting and meet our Irish Rose, Julie Smith Irishman of the year, Tom McAleese, and the Parade Marshals for 2014, Mike and Mary Moze.


Thank You For Attending the 48th Annual Parade - March 15, 2014- Downtown Milwaukee - Noon

Our St Patrick's Day Parade took 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.


Thank You For Supporting the 47th Annual Post Parade Party
The Largest Parade Day Party

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's Post Parade Party took 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. This year, over 1200 people attended over the course of the day.

For over forty years, the Shamrock Club has presented Milwaukee with the best in Irish entertainment, geared towards families. New this year, there were five stages, including a children's stage.

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

Upcoming Appearances Here are some SCCGPD appearances:

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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July 10 -- Shamrock Club Installation dinner; The Patio; 6.30 pm

August 7 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

August 14-17 -- Shamrock Club at Milwaukee Irish Fest;

September 4 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

October 2 -- 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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July 10 -- Shamrock Club Installation dinner; 6.30 pm

August 7 -- Shamrock Club General Meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

August 14-17 -- Shamrock Club at Milwaukee Irish Fest

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Shamrock Club Griffins
Hurling Matches
Brown Deer Park

June 29 --Shamrock Club v Brocach; 12.30 pm

July 13 --Shamrock Club v Burkes; 2 pm

July 29 -- Shamrock Club v McBob's; 12.30 pm

July 29 -- Shamrock Club v Silver Spring House; 11 am


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