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.
The 39th Annual DE FEIS 2018 is now over. No Hustle 'n Bustle. The Music, Dancing, Singing and Socializing is also over. The 2018 DE Feis is a Success and was a Grand Time. A Sincere Tnx is extended to the Dancers, Fam. , Friends, the Co-Chair People for their leadership, organization skills & ability to ensure to 'Gitter Done'. A Boisterous Huzah ! Shout-out goes to all the volunteers.
DE FEISis a Member of the North American FeisCommission
Nora T. Smith- 610-494-4347 Eileen Paulson- firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Dolan- 302-998-6255
DE FEIS Syllabus, registration, Art & Bread entries: Chaired by Harriet Mc Cann- email@example.com
Tea House: Paul Dolan- 302-998-6255 Food Court & Chances: Nora T. Smith- 610-494-4347 Stages : Brian Raughley- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincere Thanks is extended to all the Irish Culture Clubof Delaware member & non-member volunteers and the Irish Dance Schools of Delaware: Broesler,Do Cairde, Harper, Hester, Mc Aleer and .McHugh. A warm Welcome and Thanks in Advance to recently formedEmerald Isle Irish Dance Academy, New Castle,DE And a special thanks to the Delaware Military Academy and their cadets who volunteer.
DE FEIS HONOREES
Shortly after the FEIS lunch break, all dance competition & music paused, while three individuals were honored in the School Auditorium.
Bob McHugh, founding member of the DE Feis, was posthumously honored. His wife receiving his award on his behalf. Veronica McAleer, received awards from both the Irish Culture Club, and an Award of Recognition from Delaware's Governor's Office, signed by Gov. John Carney, a Delaware Irish-American in recognition of Veronica's teaching for 50 years; and continuing the legacy of Irish Dance by leading, mentoring and teaching for the McAleer School of Irish Dance. Nora Smith was honored for her 25 years of continous service as Chairperson of the DE FEIS. Congratulations to All Honorees !!!
DE FEIS 2018 Honorees
Irish Culture Club of Delaware
2018 DE Feis Adjudicators
Ryan Carroll Canada
Patricia Mc Loughlin New Jersey
Maureen Nelson New Jersey
Brian Sexton New Jersey
Lexa Hickey New Jersey
John Heinzman Michigan
Ellen Gibbons Virginia
Myra Walters Florida
Eileen McDonagh Morr New York
Karyn Oster New York
Joan Cass New York
Iris Sharnick Gray Pennsylvania
Michael Meehan Ireland
Irish Culture Club of Delaware
2018 DE Feis Muscians
Karen Conway New Jersey
Chris McLoughlin New Jersey
Kevin Forde New Jersey
Billy Furlong New York
Brigid Feld Robine Pennsylvania
Brian Boyce Pennsylvania
2018 DE FEIS Stage Schedule
Irish Soda Bread &Irish Art Competition at the 2018 DEFEIS
IRISH SODA BREAD: #800 Irish Soda Bread, #801 Brown Irish Bread There was no entry fee. Winners will be posted in the near future.
IRISH ART: #700competitor age under 10, #701 ages 10-18, #702 age over 18.
Entry to depict an Irish scene or theme. There was an Entry Fee of $7.00.
DE FEIS Raffle organized by Nora Smith
They sell for $1.00 each. You did not have to be present to win.
Winners will be posted in the near future.
1st Prize: $1000 cash
2nd Prize: Belleek china
3rd Prize: Irish Crystal
Irish Music & Ceili Dancing was provided by McDermott's Handy & Friends from 12:00 Noon til 4:00 PM at the Food Court. Additional Information will be posted on facebook: www.facebook.com/delawarefeis/
Donating Food to the Tea House
We gratefully appreciate baked goods donated. – that included brownies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, Irish soda breads and scones. Irish Tea , regular & decaf coffee was available
Past ICCD Events
2018 Memorial Day Parade, Wilmington, DE
The 2018 Wilmington, DE's Memorial Day Parade.
151 Years of Remembering on the original, traditional day. was held Tuesday, May 30th. The Parade started at 6:00 PM.
ICCD club members, family & friends marched down Delaware Ave.
April 2018 ICCD General Mtg & Elections
General ICCD Mtg: Election of Board of Directors & Officers
lCCD's 43rd Annual 2018 St. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & HOOLEY, WILMINGTON, DE was helded Sat. March 10th, 2018. Patrick Kelly was again parade Chairperson, Even though St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sat. in 2018; this date is chosen not to conflict with events held in Boston & NY City. The Public was invited to view the parade anywhere along King St. The parade will start at 12:00 Noon at the intersection of 4th St. & King St.
It proceede up King St. to the Grandstand located at Rodney Square, where some parade units, such as bands and dance groups conducted brief performances. The parade continued on King St. and will end at 14th St. The Post-Parade Hooley Celebration was held from Noon until 4:00 PM in a large tent setup in a parking lot at the end of the parade route near 14th & King St.
ICCD 'Happy Hour Social Gathering'
*** ICCD Happy Hour Gathering *** An ICCD member-guest “Happy Hour” was held at the Dead Presidents Pub on Janurary 19th, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. at 618 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 60-70 ICCD Club members, family & friends attended. Approx. 20 new members joined the ICCD. Door prizes included ICCD Clothing & Dead Presidents graphic Tshirts. A $150 50/50 Raffle was successful