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The Orlando Irish Club History

   

THEN . . .
It all started around thirty years ago with two groups of friends, one in Sanford, FL. and one in Orlando. What they all had in common was their Irish Heritage. The two groups merged in 1979 to become the Irish American Club of Central Florida, the purpose of which was to promote Irish Culture and social events. In 1998 the Club became the Irish American Cultural Society and many of the original founders are still members. Membership has grown steadily, and today has exceeded 300. The I.A.C.S. is a member of the Florida Irish Coalition which is made up of many other Irish American clubs and organizations throughout the state.

NOW . . .
The Society is only beginning to explore the ways to enjoy our heritage. In addition to monthly meetings, the Society sponsors cultural shows, the annual St. Patrick's Day coloring contest and a scholarship fund and an essay contest for 8th graders. We are constantly growing our community, emphasizing involvement of young families and always looking for ways to make being Irish fun while adding to our understanding of what it means to be Irish in today’s busy world.

OUR PURPOSE . .

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    To promote a study of the folklore, music, art, traditional dancing, literature, theater, crafts, genealogy, Gaelic language, Gaelic sports, and the Brehon Laws of ancient Ireland.
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    To promote the bonds of friendship between the people of Ireland and the United States.
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    To mark and suitably record the accomplishments of immigrants to the United States from Ireland, and their descendants.
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    To encourage Peace and Friendship among all the people of Ireland, and those of Irish heritage in the United States.
     
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