Ever since the Irish set foot in America, they have sought to connect with other Americans of Irish descent. Today, millions of Irish Americans continue to seek the companionship of other American Irish and embrace their Irish heritage through participation in Irish American organizations.
The following is a comprehensive list (but by no means exhaustive) of major Irish American organizations, Irish American cultural centers, and Irish American societies throughout the country.
Irish American Organizations, Cultural Centers and Societies
American Irish Historical Society
Correcting neglect and misrepresentation by certain historians of the part taken in the founding, upbuilding and safeguarding of the Nation by persons of Irish birth and descent.
Boston Irish Cultural Centre
Promoting Irish culture and heritage in the Boston area.
Capital Celtic Network
A forum for information and ideas in the Irish-American community.
Alabama Celtic Assocation promoting Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Celtic heritage, arts, music, culture, dance in Alabama.
Chicago Gaelic Park
Irish cultural, heritage and athletic facility hosts the local Gaelic Athletic Association which sponsors concerts, organizations and community groups.
Listing of Irish news, organizations, and musicians in southeast Michigan.
Emerald Isle Immigration Center of New York
Committed to providing services to Irish immigrants in the United States.
Florida Irish-American Society - Vero Beach
Irish Club based in Vero Beach, Florida, with newsletters, events, social networking.
Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick
A nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of the cultural achievements of the Irish.
Hibernian Society of Utah
Resource for Irish Celtic cultural and educational activities in the state of Utah.
Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI)
Offering programs, publications, and educational opportunities that explored and promoted the richness and diversity of Irish culture.
Irish American Cultural Society of Central Florida
Member of the Florida Irish Coalition, offering activities, photos and news of the Irish community in Orlando.
Irish American Heritage Center
Showcase for Irish music, dance, theatre, art, and culture.
Irish American Heritage Center of Chicago
Sponsors programs year-round while hosting dance, music and language classes along with social gatherings and special events that attract over 50,000 people on an annual basis.
Irish American Partnership
Charitable organization providing programs that support educational opportunities, job creation, and cross-community projects in Ireland and the advancement of business relations between the entire island and the United States.
Irish Center of Southern California
Information resource including listings of Irish events, businesses, and products. A nonprofit organization.
Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix
Information about dance classes, other educational programs, and events including the annual Arizona Irish Festival, which includes music, dance, craft fair, and wee folk fair.
Irish Garden Club of Cleveland, Ohio
The Irish Garden Club was created to provide capital funding for the restoration of the Irish Cultural Garden. The Irish Cultural Garden, is one of 24 gardens in Rockefeller Park.
Irish Heritage Club of Seattle
Organizes and promotes activities of an Irish cultural nature in the Seattle area including: music, dancing, language, history, Gaelic games, and cultural exchanges with their Sister City of Galway, Ireland.
Irish in LA
Site dedicated to the Irish Community in Los Angeles.
Irish notes and events from the Friends of Irish Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula.
Searchable directory listing hundreds of Irish-related resources in North America, including cultural and social groups, clubs, businesses, official bodies and Irish media.
Irish Networking Society
Providing a framework to promote and develop business and social contacts for people who share Irish interests.
Irish cultural society located in Houston, Texas.
Irish Village USA
The Michael J. Quill Cultural and Sports Centre in East Durham, New York. Information Irish traditional music, sport and cultural events.
Montana Gaelic Cultural Society
Nonprofit arts and cultural organization dedicated to Irish culture in the state of Montana, with language classes, performances, and other activities.
New York Irish Center
News, cultural links, language workshops, and more for Irish immigrants, Irish-Americans, and the Irish at heart.
New York Irish Network
Source for information about the Irish and Irish-American cultural, educational, and business activities NYC.
Pittsburgh Irish Network
Celebrating Irish-American culture through promoting Irish oriented events.
History and achievements of the Scotch Irish or Ulster Scots in the U.S. and Ulster.
Shamrock Club of Wisconsin
Irish society sponsoring the largest parade in Wisconsin. With pictures of previous events, and all the information on how to participate in upcoming venues.
Irish culture club located in West Orange NJ. Information on activities and membership.
Spokane-Limerick Sister Cities Society
Link highlighting the connection between Spokane, WA, and Limerick, Ireland, with Irish events in the Spokane area.
St Louis Irish links Page
News and history of the St. Louis Irish, including city neighborhoods, Irish fraternal organizations, families, music, and more.
Tucson Irish Community
Community devoted to continuing Irish traditions. Includes news, member profiles, calendar of events, pictures and links. Includes a community forum.
United Irish of Dayton
Society promoting the union of Irish people in the greater Dayton area. Features information about activities, and hosts the Dayton Celtic Festival.
United Irish of SW Florida
Irish cultural society in Florida; social networking, events.