Programs and Activities sponsored by the Irish Heritage Club

    • Seattle Gaels GAA
      GAELS-LOGO-NewThe Seattle Gaels provide a social and sporting resource to promote the Irish sports of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie to Men, Women and Youth in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Gaels has been an affiliated and active member of the North American Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) since 1980.
    • Irish Network Seattle
      Irish-Network-LogoIN-Seattle is a business and social network in the greater Seattle area. By providing support to members in their professional lives, IN-Seattle strengthens the economic, social and cultural ties between American and Irish businesses both here and in Ireland, while also organizing regular fun events!
    • Ceol Cascadia Irish Music Association
      Ceol-CascadiaSCeol Cascadia’s mission is to preserve and nurture the heritage of Irish traditional music and culture in the Pacific Northwest, by organizing classes, concerts and other events; through public outreach; and by presenting the Cascadia Irish Music Week, a yearly gathering of learners and teachers of Irish traditional music and culture.
    • Irish Reels Film Festival
      Irish-Reels-LogoIrish Reels is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Irish film to US audiences, showcasing at its annual Irish Reels Festival in the Fall and also in March, independently-produced feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation. The festival’s goal is to inspire audiences with stories told from an Irish viewpoint.
    • Seattle-Galway Association
      galway-logoThe cities of Seattle, USA, and Galway, Ireland, formalized a Sister City relationship in 1986 and that started citizen to citizen visits and contacts that have helped keep the relationship vibrant over the past 29 years. To Seattleites, Galway represents the best of Ireland and there is great interest in further expanding the ties of friendship that already exist between our two cities. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray paid an official visit to Galway in 2014 and Galway Mayor Frank Fahy visited Seattle in 2016.
    • Tacoma Rangers GAA
      Tacoma-RangersThe Tacoma Rangers provide a social and sporting resource to promote Gaelic sports in the South Sound area of the Pacific Northwest. The club maintains an active Gaelic football and Hurling / Camogie program for men, women and youth. New players are always welcome and no experience is necessary.
    • Seattle Irish Immigrant Support
      SIISGSeattle Irish Immigrant Support organizes social activities for Irish seniors, including quarterly Irish senior luncheons to which all Irish seniors and their spouses and friends are invited. Support is also provided to Irish immigrants in Western Washington who need assistance of any kind. Whatever the problem, free advice and referral assistance are available.
    • Friends of St. Patrick in Seattle
      McQuaid_Logo_020110_12UnitsThe Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick was founded in Philadelphia on March 17, 1771 and started in Seattle in 1941. In 1989 the Seattle group changed its name to The Society of the Friends of St. Patrick. At its annual Banquet each year celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, its members raise thousands of dollars to support educational projects in Seattle area schools and at Seattle University.
    • Cascade Youth GAA
      cascade-youthThe Cascade Youth GAA is an innovative high school Gaelic-games-in-PE-Class program that is dedicated exclusively to advancing Gaelic games for youth. Instructional events are held throughout the school year using volunteer instructors who are mostly former Seattle Gaels Gaelic games players. For more information, and to volunteer for a school event, contact Cascade Youth Chair Terry Lynch at chairperson.coacheducation.usa@gaa.ie. Based in Seattle, Terry is also the Youth Coach Leader for the North American County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
    • Irish Musicians & Dancers
      There are numerous Irish musicians & Irish dancing schools in the Seattle area. If you want to learn basic steps or just watch Irish dancing performances, or if you’re interested in learning to play an Irish musical instrument, the fiddle, flute, tin whistle, harp, bodhran, or other, watch them perform Irish Week in March and check the listing on our Irish Directory.

The Irish Heritage Club and its affiliated programs gratefully acknowledge the support of the Irish government through grants provided by the Irish Abroad Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin
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