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 December 2016 issue of the Reflections is online. Chtistmas in Ireland is often a magical place for children. There is a lot for adults to appreciate, as well.
Christmas stamps are issued each year by An Post, the Irish Post Office. You can find information on them. You can also learn about the Irish Christmas Markets, and the lights of the city and town centres.
There are also Christmas remembrances by a couple of Irish born writers, and a quick and easy dessert. You can find out more in An Irish Christmas Potpourri.
December 1, 2016 Christmas Party at the ICHC
Join the Shamrock Club for our annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 1 at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 22 and Wisconsin, at 6.30 pm.T
We will have more details shortly
Thank you to All Our Folk Fair Volunteers
We want to thank all of our volunteers who helped out at the 2016 Holiday Folk Fair International. We also want to thank everyone who stopped by to shop and learn about Irish culture.
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
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 1 -- Shamrock Club Christmas party
January 5 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm
February 2 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm
March 2 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting and birthday party;; ICHC; 6.30 pm
March 10 -- SHAM-Rock the Avenue; Miller Time Pub; 6.30 pm
March 11 -- Shamrock Club 51 Annual St Patrick Parade; downtown Milwaukee; 12 pm
April 6 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm
May 4 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm
Pipes and Drums
November 3 -- General Meeting - ICHC; 6.30 pm
Shamrock Club Griffins Events
Sundays -- Hurling; Matches start at 9 am; Brown Deer Park May to August