The Official Sponsor of the Wilmington DE St. Patrick's Day and The Delaware Feis.
The I.C.C.D. was founded in 1976, as a "Family organization" by "a group of local 'Lace-Curtain' and 'Shanty' Lovers of 'Ole Erin,' " according to one of our founders, Jim O'Hanlon, with the purpose of "learning and spreading Irish culture and traditions among ourselves and others."
We are primarily a social organization, and are not affiliated with any political or religious organization. You don't even have to be Irish or live in Delaware to become a member of the Club and enjoy our activities!
Unless otherwise noted in the Monthly News section, our meetings are held at Catherine Rooney's Pub in Trolley Square, Wilmington. Among our many activities, we hold:
Irish History Discussions/Presentations on the second Tuesday of each month;
Board Meetings--to which all interested parties are invited--on third Thursdays;
our Annual Wine & Cheese Gathering in February;
a Christmas event for children;
The Annual Christmas Dinner for members and their guests;
The Annual Delaware Feis Irish Dance Competition each August;
The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Wilmington-- with many related activities.
General Questions or Inquires Please contact:
Greg McCoy, President, ICCD
phone: 302 593-2921
October 2016 ICCD Historical/Cultural Session. 7:00 PM Tuesday. Oct 11th
The showing of the DVD, “1916 Irish Rebellion (Part 2 INSURRECTION) “ will not be held due to the poor attendance for the Sept. showing of (Part 1 AWAKENING)., The Part 3 segment will also Not be Shown in Nov.
This month Paul Dolan, instead, will show the DVD of the recent movie, BROOKLYN…it is 1 hr 52 min. long.. Staring Saoirse Ronan….As Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating through 1950s Brooklyn. Although her initial homesickness soon gives way to romance, Eilis’s life is disrupted by news from her hometown, she is forced to choose between two countries and two men on opposite sides of the world.
RIVERDANCE: 20th Anniversary 2017 Tour – Wilmington, DE
Thurs. Feb. 23rd at 7:30 PM.The Playhouse on Rodney Square, DuPont Bldg.,1007 N. Market Street. Wilmington,DE
The ICCD has obtained a block of Discount Tickets for the evening. The cost is $72.00 per person, for ICCD members; $10 more for non club members (includes 2017 club membership). Reservations should be made by October 14, 2016. Please include your name, address, phone number and a $36.00 deposit for each ticket you wish to purchase. The check should be made payable to the ICCD and mailed to the ICCD, P.O. Box 3374, Wilmington, De. 19804. The remaining balance for the ticket(s) will be due by December 15, 2016. Please contact Paul Dolan at (302) 998-6255 to make your reservation & arrange to mail in your deposit.
On behalf of the Irish Culture Club of DE, Our sincere appreciation goes out to the hard work by the DE FEIS co-chairs, Nora Smith and Eileen Paulson, to the DE FEIS sub-chair people and staff, to the volunteers from ICCD, to the Judges & Musicians, the maintenance staff of St. Mark's H.S.,volunteers & contestants from the five Irish Dance Schools of DE. Broesler, Do Cairde, Hester, McAleer and McHugh, their teachers, family and friends , especially everyone who worked on the dance floors, students from Delaware Military Academy and all other volunteers whose association I may have missed. A Shout-Out goes to “McDermott’s Handy and Friends”, who filled the Food Court with Irish tunes for our dancing and listening pleasure. They all contributed to help make this years DE FEIS successful and fun. Sincerely, Greg McCoy, President-ICCD
The 2016 DE FEIS will be held on Sun. Aug. 14th, at St. Mark's High School, 2501 Pike Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE. Starting time 8:30 AM til 5 PM. Dancers can register by Clicking on the pic to the Right. To view the 2016 DE FEIS Syllabus, Click on the thumbnail to the Right. U can Checkout the DE FEIS on facebook.
Saturday, August 13– The Food Court , Tea House will be setup & decorated. Competition Dance Floor Stages will be transported to St. Mark’s. H.S. setup & balanced. We need help to get this extremely important activity done safely, smoothly and quickly. If you can volunteer time, please contact one of our Feis chairs : Nora Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eileen Paulson (email@example.com)Any help is appreciated.Sunday, August 14 – 37th Annual Feis/Festival. We need many volunteers to keep this wonderful event running smoothly, especially food service. It can get crazy and busy, but always lots of fun and we receive many compliments from the participants. If you can volunteer time, please call Nora Smith at (610) 494-4347 or (302) 893-6498.
FEIS Day ScheduleDance Competitions8:30 am to 5:00 pm (School Gym & Auditorium)Vendors 8:30 am to 5:00 pmTea House 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Food Court)Food Court & Beverages 10:00 am to 5:00 pmMusic/Ceili Dancing Noon to 4:00 pm (Food Court) McDermott’s Handy & Friends Irish Music
2016 DELAWARE FEIS
Adjudicators John Heinzman MichiganMichael Beltvich IllinoisMichael Kenny MassachusettsPaula Woodgate CanadaMaureen Armstrong FloridaEileen McDonagh Morr New YorkMichael Meehan Ireland Kerry Kelly Oster New YorkIris Sharnick Gray PennsylvaniaMaureen Hamilton Nelson New JerseyLinda Farrell Sanfilippo New York Cathy Spencer Revis New York Patricia Mc Loughlin New Jersey
Musicians Mark Arrington PennsylvaniaKaren Conway New JerseyKevin Forde New JerseyBrigid Feld Robine PennsylvaniaChris McLaughlin New JerseyPatricia Morrissey New Jersey
It is with deep sadness to announce the sudden passing of one of the Irish American Community of DE, Jane Scott Mahoney at the age of 83. A Long-time member of the ICCD and a current member of the ICCD Board of Directors. She Passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. Jane was the daughter of the late Harvey P. and Rose M. Scott. She lived her life in the home she was born, in the Forty Acres/Highlands of Wilmington. After graduating from St. Paul's Commercial High School. She was active in local community affairs, church, and multiple organizations including Girl Scouts, the New Castle County Irish Society, a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, and serving in many capacities for the Irish Culture Club of DE, including as a current member of the Board of Directors. Jane will be best remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Relatives and friends may attend a viewing scheduled at Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home, 1400 Kirkwood Highway, Elsmere, DE on Thursday, July 28, from 6:00-8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial is on Friday, July 29, at 10:00 am at St. Ann R.C. Church, Union Street and Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington,DE For more info see: www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?pid=180774965
Previous ICCD 2016 Memorable Events
The parade will start at 6:00 PM. Please join us around 5:30 pm on Delaware Avenue near Riverview and Greenhill Avenues. The parade will proceed East down Delaware Avenue and end at the Civil War Monument at Broom Street where a memorial service will honor the dead of all wars.
May 2016 History/Cultural Mtg. "Irish Women of the 1916 Easter Rising"