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
April 2016 History/Cultural Mtg "The Irish- 2 Nations, One Heart" Part 3
This is a 3-part Documentary mini-series film. Part 3, the Last Segment, will be shown; appr. 45 min. in length. This mini-series presents stories of how Irish immigrants from Donegal and Mayo counties of Ireland overcame physical, political & economic obstacles to create a life in PA, the Keystone State. After their perilous, disease-ridden journey to America, They faced bigotry and prejudices in the "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave". Here's a link to view the film's trailer:
Election of Officers and some Board member posts will be held as the last item of business. In order to vote, dues must have been paid by 31 March 2016. At this time, our slate is:
President: Greg McCoy Vice President: Jim Schofield Treasurer: Phyllis Hannig Secretary: Annamay Claffey Board: Patrick Kelly, Jane Mahoney, Eileen Sweeney
Additional nominations may be submitted from the floor the night of Elections. After the Meeting, We will celebrate the Wine and Cheese Social we were unable to have in February due to inclimate weather.
2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Wilmington,DE
ICCD's 41th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held Saturday, March 12, 2016. Irish eyes were smiling. The weather cooperated and we had a wonderful turnout.
THANK YOU: to the Parade Committee and everyone who helped organize and run the parade and hooley. It was a great day.
THANK YOU: to everyone who participated or cheered on the participants.
THANK YOU: to the benefactors, sponsors and boosters who support the Parade with their financial contributions.
THANK YOU: to everyone who participated in the green stripe-ing of King Street on Friday, March 11 in advance of the Parade.
SPECIAL THANKS: to Annamay Claffey for a job well done. Annamay finished up this year as her last as our Parade MC. She has been on our Parade Committee for the full 41 years and has MC’d for 39!
2016 ICCD Membership Renewal Reminder
ICCD Membership Renewal for 2016 due date is 31 Mar 2016. 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
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.
Note of Thanks re: 2015 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.