Irish American Organizations - Cultural Centers and Societies

Ever since the Irish set foot in America, they have sought to connect with other Americans of Irish descent.  Today, millions of Irish Americans continue to seek the companionship of other American Irish and embrace their Irish heritage through participation in Irish American organizations.  The following is a comprehensive list (but by no means exhaustive) of major Irish American organizations in North & South America,
Australia, New Zeland, South Africa, Europe, United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland.


Irish Consular Posts EMBASSY OF IRELAND
2234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 462-3939
     www.irelandembassy.org     

IRISH CONSULATE - San Francisco
44 Montgomery Street, Ste, 3830, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 392-4214
Fax: (415) 392-0885
Email: irishcgsf@aol.com  


Irish Government Agencies
IDA IRELAND
Industrial Development Agency
Persuade and assist U.S. companies to locate in Ireland
 
www.IDAIRELAND.com 


IRISH TOURIST BOARD
345 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10154-0037
Tel: (212) 418-0800 or (800) 223-6470
Fax: (212) 751-4758
www.discoverireland.ie 
IRISH TRADE BOARD
345 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10154-0037
Tel: (212) 371-3600
Fax: (212) 371-6398
www.enterprise-ireland.com  
SHANNON DEVELOPMENT
345 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10154-0037
Tel: (212) 371-5550
Fax: (212) 308-1485
www.shannon-dev.ie 

NORTHERN IRELAND AGENCIES
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD FOR NORTHERN IRELAND (IDB)
181 Metro Drive, Suite 780, San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: (408) 441-0544
Fax: (408) 441-0547
NORTHERN IRELAND & BORDER COUNTIES TRADE & INVESTMENT COUNCIL, INC.
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1845, New York, NY 10110
Tel: (212) 764-7500
Fax: (212) 764-7892
NORTHERN IRELAND TOURIST BOARD
Tel: (212) 922-0101 or (800) 326-0036
Fax: (212) 922-0099
www.ni-tourism.com    


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Irish Media RTE (RADIO TELEFIS EIREANN)
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www.rte.ie THE IRISH TIMES
Ireland's Daily Newspaper
www.ireland.com THE IRISH HERALD

1201 Howard Ave. Suite 203, Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel: (951) 377-6319 - Advertisement
Editor@irish-herald.com - Managing Editor

2145 19th Ave., Ste. 203, San Francisco, CA 94116
Tel: (415) 665-6653 DORAS
Directory of Irish Websites
www.doras.ie IRISH CULTURE AND CUSTOMS
Irish History, culture, poems, songs and more
www.IrishCultureandCustoms.com IRISH EMIGRANT PUBLICATIONS
Annette Nugent - Mktng. Manager
First Floor - Cathedral Building - Middle Street - Galway - Ireland
Tel: 011-353-91-569158
Fax: 011-353-91-569178
E-mail: annette@emigrant.ie or info@emigrant.ie
www.emigrant.ie



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Ireland/Eire

Culture Ireland.       www.cultureireland.gov.ie

Brehon Law Academy:       http://www.brehonlawacademy.ie/      

 

Australia

The Australian Irish Heritage Association      www.irishheritage.net

Mount Isa Irish Club     www.theirishclub.com.au

Irish Australian Support Association Queensland     www.iasaq.com.au       

The Celtic Club Melbourne      www.celticclub.com.au 

Canberra Irish Club      www.irishclub.com.au    

Irish Club WA      www.irishclubofwa.com.au   

Queensland Irish Association.      www.queenslandirish.com  

 

New Zealand

Auckland Irish Society      www.aucklandirish.co.nz    

Wellington Irish Society      www.wellingtonirishsociety.com  

Christchurch Irish Society      www.christchurchirishsociety.co.nz          


North America     

Irish American Organizations, Cultural Centers and Societies,  Ever since the Irish set foot in America, they have sought to connect with other Americans of Irish descent.  Today, millions of Irish Americans continue to seek the companionship of other American Irish and embrace their Irish heritage through participation in Irish American organizations.  

                 

Boston Irish Cultural Centre:  Promoting Irish culture and heritage in the Boston area.  www.irishculture.org


Capital Celtic Network:  A forum for information and ideas in the Irish-American community.  www.capitalceltic.com

Celtic Alabama:  Alabama Celtic Association   promoting Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Celtic heritage, arts, music, 
culture, dance in Alabama. www.celticalabama.net    

                    
Chicago Gailec Park Irish Cultural, Heritage and athletic facility hosts the local Gaelic Athletic Association
which sponsors concerts, organizations and community groups:  www.cgp-chicago.org


Detroit Irish.org  Listing of Irish news, organizations, and musicians in southeast Michigan.  www.detroitirish.org

Emerald Isle Immigration Center of New York:  Committed to providing services to Irish immigrants
in the United States.  www.eiic.org    


Florida Irish-American Society - Vero Beach:  Irish Club based in Vero Beach, Florida, with newsletters, 
events, social networking.   www.irishclubverobeach.com


Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick:  A nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of the
cultural achievements of the Irish.  www.friendlysons.net

Hibernian Society of Utah Resource for Irish Celtic cultural and educational activities in the state of Utah. www.irishinutah.org

Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI):  Offering programs, publications, and educational opportunities that explored
 and promoted the    richness and diversity of Irish culture.  www.irishaci.org

Irish American Cultural Society of Central Florida:  Member of the Florida Irish Coalition, offering activities,
 photos and news of the Irish community in Orlando.  www.orlandoirish.com

Irish American Heritage Center:  Showcase for Irish music, dance, theatre, art, and culture.  www.irishamhc.com

Irish American Heritage Center of Chicago:  Sponsors programs year-round while hosting dance, music and language 
classes along with social gatherings and special events that attract over 50,000 people on an annual basis.  www.irish-american.org 

 Irish American Partnership; Charitable organization providing programs that support educational opportunities, job creation, and
    cross-community projects in Ireland and the advancement of business relations between the entire island and the United States. 

                             Address: 15 Broad St Ste 501, Boston, MA 02109,  Phone: (617) 723-2707, Website: irishap.org


Irish Center of Southern California:  Information resource including listings of Irish events, businesses, and products. 
A nonprofit    organization. www.irishcenter.org

Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix:  Information about dance classes, other educational programs, and events including the annual 
   Arizona Irish Festival, which includes music, dance, craft fair, and wee folk fair.   www.azirish.org

Irish Garden Club of Cleveland, Ohio:  The Irish Garden Club was created to provide capital funding for the restoration of the

Irish Cultural Garden.     The Irish Cultural Garden, is one of 24 gardens in Rockefeller Park.  www.irishgardenclub.org

Irish Heritage Club of Seattle  Organizes and promotes activities of an Irish cultural nature in the Seattle area including: music, dancing,
  language, history, Gaelic games, and cultural exchanges with their Sister City of Galway, Ireland.  www.irishclub.org


Irish in LA  Site dedicated to the Irish Community in Los Angeles.  www.IrishInlosangeles.com


Irish Montana  Irish notes and events from the Friends of Irish Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula.  www.irishmontana.com

Irish Net Directory  Searchable directory listing hundreds of Irish-related resources in North America, including 
cultural and social groups, clubs, businesses, official bodies and Irish media.  www.ceolas.org/IrishNet

Irish Networking Society  Providing a framework to promote and develop business and social contacts for people
 who share Irish interests.   www.celticweb.com

Irish Society  Irish cultural society located in Houston, Texas.  www.theirishsociety.org

Irish Village USA The Michael J. Quill Cultural and Sports Centre in East Durham, New York. Information
 Irish traditional music, sport and cultural events.   www.irishvillageusa.com


Montana Gaelic Cultural Society  Nonprofit arts and cultural organization dedicated to Irish culture in the state of Montana, 
with language classes, performances, and other activities.  www.mtgaelic.org

New York Irish Center  News, cultural links, language workshops, and more for Irish immigrants,
Irish-Americans, and the Irish at heart.  www.newyorkirishcenter.org

New York Irish Network  Source for information about the Irish and Irish-American cultural,
educational, and business activities NYC.    www.irishnetwork-nyc.com

Pittsburgh Irish Network  Celebrating Irish-American culture through promoting Irish oriented events.  www.pittsburghirish.org


Scotch Irish   History and Achievements of the Scotch Irish or Ulster Scots in the U.S. and Ulster.www.scotchirish.net

Shamrock Club of Wisconsin Irish society sponsoring the largest parade in Wisconsin. With pictures of previous events,
 and all the information on how to participate in upcoming venues.   www.shamrockclubwis.com

Shillelagh Club Irish culture club located in West Orange NJ. Information on activities and membership.   

Spokane-Limerick Sister Cities Society Link highlighting the connection between Spokane, WA, and
 Limerick, Ireland, with Irish events in the Spokane area.  www.spokanesistercities.org/limerick.htm

St Louis Irish links Page  News and history of the St. Louis Irish, including city neighborhoods,
 Irish fraternal organizations, families, music, and more.    www.stlouisirishlinkspage.loudclick.net

Tucson Irish Community  Organization devoted to continuing Irish traditions. Includes news, member profiles,
 calendar of events, pictures and links. Includes a community forum.   www.tucsonirishcommunity.com

United Irish of Dayton Society promoting the union of Irish people in the greater Dayton area. 
Features information about activities, and hosts the Dayton Celtic Festival.   www.unitedirishofdayton.org

United Irish of SW Florida   Irish cultural society in Florida; social networking, events.   www.unitedirishofswflorida.com


The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. Members must be male, Catholic, and either born in Ireland or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the United States, where it was founded in New York City in 1836. Its name was adopted by groups of Irish immigrants in the United States, its purpose to act as guards to protect Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces in the mid-19th century, and to assist Irish Catholic immigrants, especially those who faced discrimination or harsh coal mining working conditions. Many members in the coal mining area of Pennsylvania had a background with the Molly Maguires. It became an important focus of Irish American political activity.
www.aoh.com


American Irish Historical Society , Founded 1897   (646) 395-9088   Website: http://aihs.org/ Hours Opened: Monday - Friday The American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) is a historical society devoted to Irish American history, founded in Boston in the late 19th century. Non-partisan and non-sectarian since its inception in 1897, it maintains the most complete private collection of Irish and Irish American literature and history in the United States and publishes a journal entitled The Recorder. It also holds various cultural events at the society headquarters at 991 Fifth Avenue in New York City

 

Irish Social Club of Boston,  Address:  119 Park St, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Phone: (617) 327-7306    Website:   https://irishsocialclubofboston.org/

 

Irish Heritage Society, Address: 131 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 301-9073     Website: milfordirish.org

 

Irish International Immigrant Center, Community Service/Non-Profit
Address: 1 State St, Boston, MA 02109, Phone: (617) 542-7654, Website: iicenter.org


Organization Being Up Dated 10-01-2019 to 10-30-2019

Irish American Heritage Center of Chicago. Sponsors programs year-round while hosting dance, music and language classes along with social gatherings and special events that attract over 50,000 people on an annual basis. Address:   4626 N Knox Ave., Chicago,IL,60630 , Phone: 773-282-7035    www.irish-american.org

 

The Irish American Partnership works to empower the next generation of Irish leaders by supporting educational initiatives and community development programs in Ireland, North and South. It is a Charitable organization providing programs that support educational opportunities, job creation, and cross-community projects in Ireland and the advancement of business relations between the entire island and the United States.

Address: 15 Broad Street, Suite 210, Boston, MA 02109 • 617.723.2707 • info@irishap.org  and   www.irishap.org

 

Irish Center of Southern California.  The Irish Center of Southern California, Inc. promotes Irish culture and supports our local Irish and Irish American community. Information resource including listings of Irish events, businesses, and products. A nonprofit organization. Address:  Post Office Box 901, La Canada, Ca 91201

                      

Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix   Information about dance classes, other educational programs, and events including the annual Arizona Irish Festival, which includes music, dance, craft fair, and wee folk fair. Phone us:  602-258-0109. Email us:  General Inquires: info@azirish.org  
Address:  1106 North Central Avenue  Phoenix, Arizona 85004  www.azirish.org 

 

Irish Heritage Club Seattle Washington – Cumann Oidhreacht Gaelach

The Irish Heritage Club is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization that organizes and promotes activities of an Irish cultural nature in the Greater Seattle area, the State of Washington, USA. These activities include performances of Irish music, Irish dancing, Irish language, Irish history, Gaelic games, and cultural exchanges with our Sister City of Galway, Ireland. We also sponsor concerts, plays, lectures, movies, parties and other social events. www.irishclub.org 

 

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