Irish Fest

36th Milwaukee Irish Fest is August 18-21, 2016

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September 2015

September 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Note - this is the 2nd Monday in September


Membership meetings are held the first Monday of each month (except August). Note that in September 2015 the meeting is on the 14th, which is the second Monday.


The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC) is located at 2133 West Wisconsin Avenue near downtown Milwaukee, housed in the historic former Grand Avenue Congregational Church. Parking is available for evening programs in the two lots just south of the alley behind the building, accessible via 23rd street. The ICHC is also home to the Irish Emigration Library, sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin. Visit the ICHC web site for more information.

The Shorewood Public Library is located at 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood WI 53211, one block south of Capitol Drive and three blocks east of Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. Programs will be held in the lower level meeting room. Parking will be available behind the building, accessible via Frederick Avenue. Visit the library's web site at for up-to-date information about the library's new facilities and parking arrangements. Phone: (414) 847-2670.

Upcoming Programs

Monday, July 6, 2015

7:00 p.m., Shorewood Public Library

Dennis McBride has agreed to return and present another chapter from his book titled A Spirit Moved Our Feet: What You Should Know About Irish-Americans. Mr. McBride has made presentations on a variety of topics to audiences at Irish Fest, at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Milwaukee, at the Irish-American Heritage Center of Chicago, and at meetings of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

August 2015 - no meeting

See you Aug. 14-16 in the Genealogy Tent.

Monday, September 14, 2015 - Note - this is the second Monday of the month

Lady Elgin Funeral Registers at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

7:00 p.m. - Meet at St. John’s Cathedral for tour.

812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee

Monday, October 5, 2015

7:00 p.m., ICHC

Night of the Roundtables

Join us for our semi-annual night of small roundtable discussions where we can discuss topics of interest to our research. If you have any suggestion for topics for a roundtable discussion please contact any board member.

Questions? Ideas? Please email Corresponding Secretary Shorewood Public Library, or at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC), home to the Society's research library. In addition, some summer programs are excursions to other locations.

The Shorewood Village Center is located at 3920 N. Murray Ave., in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library one block south of Capitol Drive. The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC) is located at 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee just west of Marquette University, in the historic Tory Hill neighborhood.