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 2016, we celebrate our 56th 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 2016 issue of the Reflections is online. John Mulvany was born in Ireland, worked for Matthew Brady, was a noted Irish artist who painted The Battle of Aughrim, which took place July 1691.

Learn more about the Battles of the Boyne and Aughrim, and John Mulvany in the July 2016 issue of the Shamrock Club's Emerald Reflections lead article, JulyThe July Battles, and John Mulvany's Painting


WE NEED HELP AND VOLUNTEERS AT IRISH FEST

We need volunteers for Milwaukee Irish Fest, on all four days. We need people in retail on Thursday, from 4.30 pm to 10 pm; Friday, from 4 pm to midnight; Saturday, noon to midnight, and Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm
In our Membership Booth in the Cultural Pavilion, we need help from 4 pm to 9.30 pm on Friday; Noon to 9.30 pm on Saturday, and 11 am until 7.30 pm on Sunday.

You do not need to be a member of the Shamrock Club to volunteer for us. If you can help out, please contact Maggie Blaha at I Want To Volunteer For Irish Fest 2016


September 1, 2016 General Meeting

Join the Shamrock Club for our September 1 meeting at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 22 and Wisconsin, at 6.30 pm.

It will be our post Irish Fest meeting.

Congratulations to Our New Board

Elections for officers and other board members were held at the May meeting, as required in the by-laws. Members who will be serving newly elected terms beginning on July 1, 2016, are as follows:
  • President - Joe Hughes
  • Vice-President - Ron Danielson
  • Secretary - Pam Canon
  • Treasurer - Taffy Anderson
  • Sergeant-at-Arms - Jackie Konkol
  • Membership - Maggie Blaha
  • Trustee - Mary Moze
  • Parliamentarian - Josh Walton

These members will serve on the 2016-17 Board of Directors along with our junior Trustee, Nick Nowak, plus one additional Trustee who will be appointed, and Past President Mary Culver.



Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 for our 51st Annual Parade.

The Shamrock Club 50th Annual Parade took place on March 12, 2016.

The Shamrock Club, and our partners, Westown, and Miller Brewing, thank you for joining us in what has become one of the largest St Patrick's Day Parades in North America. It seems we had record crowds for the afternoon.

To learn more, go to Milwaukee St. Patrick Parade.


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.

If you are in need of a piper for special occasions, such as funerals, weddings, or other events, please contact Malkin Wallace at 414-234-0653, or email her at Color Guard Booking and Info


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 .


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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August 4 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

September 1 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

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July 16 -- Port Washington Fish Day; 10 am

July 30 -- South Milwaukee Heritage Days; 11 am

August 4 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

August 16 -- Chill on the Hill; Humboldt Park; 5.30 pm

August 21 -- Milwaukee Irish Fest Mass; 9.30 AM

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Sundays -- Hurling; Matches start at 9 am; Brown Deer Park

July 24 - Shamrock Club vs Ale House; 12.30 pm

July 31 - Shamrock Club vs Irish Pub; 12.30 pm

August 7 - Playoff matches 10 am


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