SOCIETIES


The Irish Immigration Center
The Irish Immigration Center was founded in 1998 to meet the needs of the Irish immigrant population in Philadelphia.

The Irish Consulate in New York
This website is a source of information when applying for passports, visas and when sourcing information about Ireland.

Mayo Association of Philadelphia
An association drawn from descendents of County Mayo, Ireland. Founded in 1905.

Philadelphia Ceili Group
Founded in 1958, the Ceili Group preserves and promotes traditional Irish ceili and set dancing.

Philadelphia Donegal Association
Founded in 1888, described as a "Beneficial, Social, Charitable and Patriotic Association."

Galway Society of Philadelphia
On a Sunday afternoon in March 1909, a group of eleven immigrants met in Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia to form an Irish society. The purpose according to record, "To cultivate more intimately the generous impulses of the human heart and bring into closer communion the men who have memories to refresh, purposes to declare and objects to accomplish." This was the beginning of The Galway Society of Philadelphia.

Derry Society Facebook page
A social society for those living in the Delaware Valley from Derry, and with Derry roots. Meetings held every other month at the Irish Center.

Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
A fraternal society dedicated to the promotion of Irish culture and education, and providing aid. It was founded in 1771.
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