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;
a Christmas Dinner for members and their guests;
the Annual Feis each August;
and, of course, the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Wilmington--with the many activities which surround it.
General Mtg. Tues. Feb 16th, 2016 w/Wine & Cheese after
The Feb. 2016 ICCD General Mtg will be held on Tues. Feb 16th @ 7:30 p.m. @Catherine Rooney’s , 1616 Delaware Avenue, Trolley Square, Wilmington,DE. Following the general meeting, we will be holding our Annual Wine and Cheese Social get together. Please plan to join us; must be an ICCD 2016 paid up club member.
Feb. 2016 Irish History Discussion
Topic: The 1916 Easter Rising in Dubln, Ireland. The Session will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9th @ 7:30 p.m. - Catherine Rooney’s, 1616 Delaware Avenue, Trolley Square, Wilmington,DE We will be showing a DVD entitled “A Terrible Beauty”. This is a docu-drama of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising in Dublin. For details see our facebook, www.facebook.com/DelawareIrish/?fref=ts
Jan. 2016 Irish History Discussion: "Duffy's Cut Project"
Prof. William Watson will share an update of the progress and status of the "Duffy's Cut Project". This session will be held 7:30 PM, Tues. Jan. 12th @Catherine Rooney's, 1616 Delaware Ave., Trolley Sq., Wilmington,DE. Soil Core samples have been taken and sent to a lab for testing and analysis. He hopes the ICCD members will be enthusiastically pleased with this update as is his project team.
Special Recognition of ICCD member, Charles (Chuck) Gaffeney
Congratulations to long time ICCD member Charles (Chuck) Gaffeney. During the 2015 ICCD Christmas dinner, Joe McCoy, co-owner of Catherine Rooney's, presented a Certificate of Achievement to Chuck, on behalf of Willmington City Councilman, Charles "Bud" Freel of the 8th District.
The Certificate recognizes Chuck's military service during World War II, specifically for his actions during the invasion of and battles in France in 1944, including his involvement during the Battle of the Bulge (Dec. 1944-Jan. 1945). He was also recognized for his community service and volunteerism since his return from military service. Click on the icon to the right for details.
General Mtg. Tues. Jan. 19th, 2016
The Jan. 2016 ICCD General Mtg. will be held 7:30 PM, Tues. Jan. 19th @Catherine Rooney's , 1616 Delaware Ave., Trolley Sq. , Wilmington, DE
2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Wilmington,DE
March 12th. Parade starts @ 12 Noon
Organizers have already begun plans for the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade, for Wilmington DE. If any group or organization is interested in particapating in the parade, Please contact Patrick Kelly, the Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade chairperson. He will provide you with details. Best way to reach him is by phone: 302 420-8452.
2016 ICCD Membership Renewal Reminder
ICCD Membership Renewal for 2016 is coming due. Single Membership is $10 and Family Membership is $15. U can print out and complete the Membership Form from our Membership page. Pls. make checks payable to ICCD and send to Paul Mahoney, II at 2106 W. 17th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
2015 Annual ICCD Christmas Dinner
The Irish Culture Club of Delaware held our 2015 Annual Christmas Dinner @ Catherine Rooney's, Trolley Sq. Wilmington, DE. Just under 40 people attended. The room was filled with melodies by the Seven Rings, including Sing-Alongs. On behalf of the ICCD, we extend our sincere Thanks and Appreciation to Catherine Rooney's and members of the Seven Rings making it a memorable evening. Merry Christmas to All.
Note of Thanks re: DE FEIS
A Message of Thanks to all of the volunteers, dance schools, competitors, judges, musicians, family, friends, supporters, vendors, visitors and spectators for coming out to the 36th Annual Delaware FEIS 2015. Click on the thumbnail on the right.