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:
Monthly General Business Meetings--on the 3rd Tuesday-anyone interested may attend;
The Annual Wine & Cheese Gathering in February;
A Christmas Party for children in Dec.;
The Annual Christmas Dinner for members and their guests in Dec.;
The Annual Delaware Feis Irish Dance Competition each August;
The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Wilmington-- with related activities.
*** All ICCD Historical/Cultural Sessions for 2017, normally held the 2nd Tues. each month @ Catherine Rooney's, Trolley Sq. have been Canceled ***
*** The ICCD Board made the decision due to poor attendance thru-out 2016 ***
RIVERDANCE: 20th Anniversary 2017 Tour – Wilmington, DE
*** The performance will be Thurs. Feb. 23rd at 7:30 PM. ***
@The Playhouse on Rodney Square, DuPont Bldg.
1007 N. Market St., Wilmington,DE.
*** Please Note that all of the Discounted Tickets obtained by the ICCD are SOLD ***
Also, the Jan. 2017 ICCD Newsletter contains incorrect information regarding the Ramifications of not selling the remaining 3 seats for Riverdance 2017 performance in Feb. *** The event will NOT be canceled ( Fully Refunded) if the remaining 3 tickets are not sold.
Sorry for the misunderstanding & any inconvenience it caused.
Final/Total Payment is Due, Jan. 15th 2017
42nd Annual Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade & Hooley
The 42nd Annual Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade & Post-Parade Hooley will be held on Sat. March 11th, 2017. The Parade starts at 12 Noon, at 4th & King St. It will proceed up King St. The Grandstand will be located at Rodney Sq. The Parade will continue on King St. and will end near 14th St. where with Post-Parade Hooley will be in a parking lot with a large tent. Pls. contact Patrick Kelly @ 302 420-8452 to make arrangements to march in the parade, or other details
2016 ICCD Memorable Events
37th Annual DE FEIS, August 14th, 2016
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 (email@example.com) and Eileen Paulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)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.
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
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"