Founded in 1973 Portland, Maine

Welcome to The Irish American Club

Our Purpose

For over four decades, the Irish American Club

For over four decades, the Irish American Club has served to preserve and promote Irish-American culture, history, and community in Maine.

All Are Welcome

Membership is open to any interested persons

Membership is open to any interested persons, regardless of their background. The Irish American Club is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan social club.

Our Home

The Irish American Club has a permanent home

The Irish American Club has a permanent home at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. The ornate, gothic brick building was finished in 1888 as Saint Dominic’s Church, whose parish served as the bastion of the Irish-American community in Portland for 180 years. With the church’s closure by the Diocese in 1998, the Irish-American community rallied to save and preserve the building as the hearth of our heritage. For more information, visit www.maineirish.com.

What We Do

  • The Saint Patrick’s Dinner
  • The Saint Patrick’s Parade
  • Irish Cultural Classes including Irish Gaelic, Ceili dancing, Set dancing, Bodhran drum, Tin Whistle, and a pick-up Irish music session
  • Traditional Irish Céilí Dances with Live Music
  • Summer Family Picnic
  • Holiday Parties
  • Monthly Meetings with Entertainment & Speakers
  • Field Trips around New England, Canada, and Ireland
  • Irish Cultural Grants
  • Club Discounts at Businesses and Theatres

The Club is a Democratically-Run Organization
Officers Are Elected; Members Vote on Major Issues;
General Business Meetings Are Held to Disclose the Club’s Status;
We Are Volunteer Driven.

Our Latest News

Half St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

Half St. Patrick’s Day Event to benefit the 2020 Saint Patrick’s Parade in Portland. Must be 21 or older – Come and enjoy a fun evening. Beer Special and Appetizers, Live Music and Raffle. When: Thursday September 19th Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm Place: Bull Feeney’s Irish Restaurant and Pub – 375 Fore St. Portland ME.…
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Ceili Dance

Ceili Dance Classes: Fall 2019 First Class: Thursday October 3rd 2019 Place: Maine Irish Heritage Center – Lower Level Time: 7-8:30pm All are Welcome!!! No experience or partner necessary. Cost: $15 for Irish American Club Members $25 Non Members. Per class: $3 IAC Member $5 Non Member. Exact Change or Checks please. Payment at first…
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Language Classes

Irish Language: Fall 2019 Session First Class: September 13th 2019 Place: Maine Irish Heritage Center – Library Time: 5:30 – 6:45 Drop in Session 7:00 – 8:45 Class Cost: $20 Irish American Club Members $40 Non Members. Class will meet every other week from September 13th through December 6th 2019 in the Library at the…
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IAC CLUB TRIP 2019

Reservations are now being accepted for the Irish American Club’s Fall 2019 trip to Ireland. Travel dates are October 10th – October 20th 2019. Travelling in Ireland from Shannon to Doolin, Galway, Connemara area, Westport and Dublin. Cost of trip including airfare, transportation to and from Boston, all transportation in Ireland, all breakfasts and 3…
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Saint Patrick’s Parade 2019

       Irish American Club members and friends were out in force in St. Patrick’s month of March. Crowds of people packed Commercial Street in Portland Maine to witness the largest parade yet, presented by the Irish American Club and MC’ed by gifted local actors Tony Reilly, founder of AIRE Theatre and Paul Haley.        The…
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