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 August 2014 issue of the Reflections is online. Each year, Milwaukee Irish Fest brings
new Celtic artists and attractions hailing from Ireland and afar. The 34th annual
Milwaukee Irish Fest is no exception, mixing new acts and events with traditional festival favorites. Guests will be able to take in all that is green August 14 to 17 on the Milwaukee beautiful
lakefront. Here is an inside look at what festival goers can expect at this year's
celebration - Milwaukee Irish Fest - Scotland, Brian Boru and Much More!
Each year, since its inception, The Shamrock Club has been a part of Milwaukee Irish Fest. |
We have booths in both the Retail and the Cultural areas of the festival. If you would like to volunteer to work, we will give you admissions passes and a sense of camaraderie.
The 34th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest takes place August 14 to the 17.
Shamrock Club Picnic August 24 at Brown Deer Park
Come join the Shamrock Club for our Annual Picnic and cheer on the Shamrock Club Griffins in their quest for the
Milwaukee Hurling Club Championship.
The Location: Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Road, Picnic Area 3
Meat and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass!
- A - H: Appetizers/Snacks
I - P: Salads
Q - Z: Desserts
Bring Your Lawn Chairs!
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.
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
August 14-17 -- Shamrock Club at Milwaukee Irish Fest;
August 24 -- Shamrock Club Picnic; Brown Deer Park; noon
August 28 -- Shamrock Club Board Meeting; ICHC; 7 pm
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
Pipes and Drums
August 14-17 -- Shamrock Club at Milwaukee Irish Fest
Shamrock Club Griffins
Brown Deer Park
August 10 --Shamrock Club v Silver Spring House; Semi-finals TBA