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. pause briefly at the Grandstand located at Rodney Sq. The Parade will continue on King St. & will end near 14th St. where the Post-Parade Hooley will be in a parking lot with a large tent. Commemorative Parade Mugs will be sold for $20 ea. Unlimited beer refills til 4 PM. Valid Photo ID/Proof of age may be requested by servers. Pls. contact Patrick Kelly @ 302 420-8452 for parade details
2016 Delaware FEIS Irish Dance Competition
2016 Irish Culture Club of Delaware (ICCD) 37th Annual FEIS
Thank you for your interest in the Irish Culture Club of Delaware Feis/Festival 2016.Competitors Please register for Irish Dancing on www.FeisWeb.com*** ****
Sunday August 14th, 2016
St. Mark's High School - 2501 Pike Creek Rd Wilmington, DE 19808
Competition starts at 8:30 AM
If you can volunteer time, please call one of our FEISNora Smith at (610) 494-4347 or (302) 893-6498 or leave a message at (302) 45-IRISH. Or email: Nora Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eileen Paulson (email@example.com) Tea House: Paul Dolan, ph: (302) 998-6255Food Court: Greg McCoy, ph: (302) 593-2921Donations of baked goods are appreciated – brownies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes. Especially treats of Irish soda breads and scones.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 13– Setup Day of the Food Court, Tea House and Dance Competition Stages will be transported to St. Mark’s. H.S. setup and balanced. We need help to get this extremely important activity done safely, smoothly and quickly. If you can volunteer time, please contact one of the Feis chairs
Sunday, August. 14th Schedule Irish Dance Competitions 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Gymnasium & Auditorium)Vendors 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Tea House 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tea, coffee, baked goods, snacks)Food Court Food & Beverages 10 am to 5:00 pm McDermott’s Handy & Friends Irish Music IRISH BREAD AND IRISH ART COMPETITONSIRISH BREAD: #800 Irish Soda Bread, #801 Brown Irish Bread There is no entry fee, but please send an index card with your name, address, phone number and competition # to the Feis Secretary, David Burke, 1024 Wawaset Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 no later than August 5, 2016. Or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bread should be delivered to the Feis in plastic wrap, checked in at main desk prior to 11:00 am on the day of the Feis It becomes DE Feis property
#700 age under 10, #701 ages 10-18, #702 ages over 18.
Entry must depict an Irish scene or theme. There is an entry fee of $7.00. Please send your entry fee of $7.00 made payable to ICCD along with an index card with your name, address, phone number and competition # you are entering to the Feis Secretary, David Burke, 1024 Wawaset Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 no later than August 5, 2016. His email address is email@example.com. Art entry to be checked in at main desk by 11:00 am on the day of the Feis and have competitor number on the back of the artwork.
Social hour 6:00 - 7:00 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM CASH BAR.
A wonderful way to start the season of Green.
Menu Similar to last year.
The Cost will be $28.00 per person for dinner.
Entrée Choices –
Pulled Short Rib Guinness Stew
Potato wrapped Salmon served with a Dijon
Dill sauceSmithwick’s Brined Chicken Breast with Herbed butter
All entrées are served with root vegetables, braised Kale, mixed green salad, rolls & butter.
Dessert will be Signature Bread Pudding served with a warm caramel rum sauce and whipped cream.
Please printout & complete and return the reservation form (link below) with your check.
Make it payable to the ICCD.
Mail to: ICCD St. Patrick’s Dinner,
P.O. Box 3374, Wilmington, DE 19804.
Feb 2016 ICCD Historical Discussion: 1916 Easter Rising, Dublin, Ireland
Held 7:30 PM - @Catherine Rooney’s, 1616 Delaware Avenue,
Trolley Sq. Wilmington,DE It consisted of the showing a DVD titled “A Terrible Beauty”; a docu-drama with a fresh approach to the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
On Monday, 24 Apr. 1916, a national holiday, Irish Volunteers, Citizens and Members of the Irish Republic Brotherhood, conducted an armed uprising.
Patrick Pearse of the IRB, read the newly written Irish Republic Proclaimation.
Printed copies were distributed thru-out Dublin. In less than a week they were over-powered by British forces. A large number of British military units consisted of Irishmen loyal to the crown. Many buildings in center city, Dublin ended up in piles of rubble, much like scenes of German cities after WWII.
ICCD Cultural Historical Session, Tues. Jan 12th
Subject : DUFFY'S CUT PROJECT
Held 7:30 PM, Tues.,Jan. 12th @Catherine Rooney's, 1616 Delaware Ave., Trolley Sq., Wilmington,DE. Prof. William Watson shared an update of the progress and status of the "Duffy's Cut Project". Soil Core samples have been taken and sent to a lab for testing and analysis. For background info, see :http://duffyscut.immaculata.edu