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.
To register entries for the Irish Soda Bread and/or Irish Art Competition,
Entries must be received No Later thanFriday , August 3rd, 2018.
IRISH SODA BREAD: #800 Irish Soda Bread, #801 Brown Irish Bread There is no entry fee. To Register an entry, Please fill out an Index Card with your name, address, phone number and competition # you are entering. Please mail the Index Card to : ICCD P.O. Box 3374Wilmington, DE 19804 (with Attn: DE FEIS Soda Bread Entry) Entries must be received No LaterthanFriday , August 3rd, 2018. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and check it in at the FEIS main desk prior to 11:00 AM on the day of the FEIS. All bread becomes DE FEIS property. Bread should have the competitor’s number on it.
IRISH ART: #700competitor age under 10, #701 ages 10-18, #702 age over 18.
Entry to depict an Irish scene or theme. There is an Entry Fee of $7.00.
To Register an entry, Please fill out an Index Card with your name, address, phone number and competition # you are entering. Mail your Index Card & Entry Fee of $7.00 ( ivia a check made payable to ICCD)to :ICCDP.O.Box 3374Wilmington, DE 19804 (with Attn:DE FEIS Irish Art Entry) Entries and Fees must be received No Later than Friday, August 3rd, 2017. Check in each Art entry at the FEIS main desk by 11:00 AM on the day of the FEIS and have competitor number on the back of the artwork.
DE FEIS RaffleChances are available. If, U have NOT received any by mail, Please contact Nora Smith via email: email@example.com or ph: (610) 494-4347
They sell for $1.00 each. You do not have to be present to win.
1st Prize: $1000 cash
2nd Prize: Belleek china
3rd Prize: Irish Crystal
Irish Music & Ceili Dancing will be provided by McDermott's Handy & Friends from 12:00 Noon til 4:00 PM at the Food Court. Additional Information will be posted as it becomes available.
We will gratefully welcome baked goods – brownies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes. Irish treats are always in demand and we especially would love to receive Irish soda breads and scones. Please call Paul Dolan, (302) 998-6255 to donate baked goods or volunteer time for Tea House set up on Saturday, August 11th and during the Feis on Sunday, August 12th
Request for Volunteers to work at the FEIS.
We need volunteers to help set up on Saturday, August 11th. Stages will be picked up and transported to St. Mark’s High School. They will be setup and balanced for our dance competitions. Rows of chairs will be lined-up and arranged around the dance floors. We need help to get this extremely important activity done safely, smoothly and quickly. Volunteers are also, needed to setup & decorate The Tea House & Food Court ; to store food and equipment in the High School Cafeteria on the second floor.
On Sunday, August 12th, the day of the FEIS, we need workers to prepare and sell food & beverages in the Tea House and Food Court, to the hundreds of people attending the FEIS. There will be other adhoc logistical tasks where help is needed. Volunteers are needed to clean-up the Tea House & Food Court upon the end of the event. Workers are needed to help dismantle the competition dance floors, and load them onto flat-bed trucks for transport back to storage. To volunteer to help with the stages, Pls. contact Brian Raughley via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help support the Delaware Feis.
If you can volunteer time, please contact one of our Feis chairs, Nora Smith via ph: (610) 494-4347 or email: (email@example.com) or Eileen Paulson via email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul Dolan via ph: (302) 998-6255
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
2017 ICCD Childrens' Christmas Party
Save the date:
Saturday, December 2rd - 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@ Catherine Rooney’s,
1616 Delaware Avenue, Trolley Square,
Holiday cookies & treats, soft drinks & juice will be provided. An Age & Gender appropriate
Christmas present will be distributed to each child by Santa. Other activities will be organized.
Children & Grandchildren of ICCD members are invited. Admission & Attendance is Free.
Please contact Nora Smith, ph: (610) 494-4347 , ASAP, if you are interested in bringing a child, to ensure a present will be provided.
38th Annual Irish Dance Competition, DE FEIS 2017
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 Irish Dance Schools of DE: Broesler, DoCairde, Harper, Hester, McAleer, & McHugh, their instructors,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