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 May, 2015 issue of the Reflections is online. Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Dennihan, was recently in Milwaukee to meet with the Milwaukee Irish community. John Gleeson writes of Mr. Deenihan's visit inIrish First Minister for the Diaspora Visits Milwaukee.
Also, the complete lineup of candidates for the yearly elections are listed.
June 4 General Meeting - ICHC
The Shamrock Club June 4 meeting at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center starts at 6.30 pm, and ends at 7.30 pm
Congratulate our 2015 Irish Honorees - Pan and Del Canon and Kevin and Sandy Quinlan
Congratulations to our 2015 Irish honorees - Irish Rose Pam Canon and Irish Man Del Canon, and Parade Marshals Kevin and Sandy Quinlan.
They Canons are our first husband and wife Irish honoree in the same year. Parade marshals Kevin and Sandy Quinlan continue the tradition of wives and husbands serving together.
Join us on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for our 50th Annual Parade.
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.Our 49th Annual Parade took place on March 14. 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.
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
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.
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
June 4 -- Shamrock Club Monthly Meeting; 6.30 pm; ICHC
July 11 -- Shamrock Club Monthly Meeting;Installation Dinner; 6.30 pm; TBA
August 6 -- Shamrock Club Monthly Meeting; 6.30 pm; ICHC
August 13-16 -- Shamrock Club at Milwaukee Irish Fest; Retail and Cultural
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June 6 -- Shamrock Club Monthly Meeting; 6.30 pm; ICHC
Shamrock Club Griffins Events
May 31 -- First match of year; Brown Deer Park; 11
June 7 --vs Irish Pub; 3.30 pm; Brown Deer
June 14 -- vs All Integrated; 3.30 pm
June 21 -- vs Slims West; 9.30 AM
June 28 -- vs Trinity; 12.30 pm
July 12 -- vs Silver Spring House; 2 pm
July 19 -- vs Burkes Irish Castle; 3.30 pm