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 May 2016 issue of the Reflections is online.May 1st is celebrated as the first day of summer in Ireland. While Wisconsin may find itself being covered in snow, the Emerald Isle is lighting bonfires to honor the crops that were planted weeks before. It is also halfway to Samhain, the Celtic New Year, and, just like its autumnal cousin, is considered to be one of the times when the veil between this world and the next were the thinnest, and the most magical. Flowers, especially brightly colored, usually yellow, were collected, and left in front of houses for protection from the magical people, or the sidhe. Learn more about the festival in the May, 2016 issue of the Shamrock Club's Emerald Reflections lead article, The First Day of Summer - Beltane. Get a maypole and some yellow flowers.


June 2, 2016 General Meeting

Join the Shamrock Club for our June 2 meeting at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 22 and Wisconsin, at 6.30 pm.

Thank You For Attending Our March 12 Mass, Post Parade Party, and Breakfast

Thank you for all who joined us for the Shamrock Club Mass in Honor of Saint Patrick on March 12 at Saint Patrick Church. It was well attended, and a wonderful way to honor St. Patrick. Thanks to tne members of the St. Patrick's PArish Council who joined us in the Liturgy.

The Post Parade Party took place at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center. It was an entertaining and lively day.


Welcome the 2016 Irish Honorees

We welcome our 2016 honorees. They are Jacob Nowak, Parade Marshal; Irish rose Peg Hamill; and Irishman Denis Donohoe.


left to right: Jacob Nowak; Peg Hamill; and Denis Donohoe

Congratulations.


Thanks for joining us on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for our 50th 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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May 5 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting and yearly elections; ICHC; 6.30 pm

June 2 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

July 7 -- Shamrock Club Officers Installation Dinner; tba; 6.30 pm

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

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May 5 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting and yearly elections; ICHC; 6.30 pm

June 2 -- Shamrock Club monthly meeting; ICHC; 6.30 pm

July 7 -- Shamrock Club Officers Installation Dinner; tba; 6.30 pm

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

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