2017 St. Patrick's Day Gala
COME CELEBRATE OUR IRISH HERITAGE!
Join the Omaha Irish Cultural Center for the 4th Annual St. Patrick's Gala at the Paxton Ballroom on 10 March 2017. This year's guest speaker is Maria Marron, Dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among her many accomplishments, she has a postgraduate diploma in education from University College in Dublin. She worked in journalism and public relations in Ireland. She also served in administrative capacities at University College in Dublin. We are very excited to have her as this year's speaker. The music will be provided by Eddie Delahunt. Also appearing will be Dowds Irish Dance Academy dancers. There'll be dinner, music, drinks and lots of fun to the begin the St. Patrick's Day weekend festivities. Tickets are limited this year, so please purchase early. Tickets on sale now.
Omaha Irish Cultural Center in the News!
One of our main goals is to get a permanent home for Irish culture in Omaha. A building that can be a place not only for displaying the history of the Irish who settled in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, but a place where we can keep that culture alive and vibrant through music, song, literature and poetry, dance and language. A place that not only helps us connect to the past, but also helps us forge a bright future. The OICC was in the news talking about this project! Check it out!
OMAHA IRISH CULTURAL CENTER
The Omaha Irish Cultural Center was founded on 30 September 2013. Our mission is to enhance awareness and knowledge of Irish culture in our area and the impact the Irish have had on the development and history of Omaha, eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. We accomplish our mission by hosting cultural events, offering educational classes and creating strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals in Ireland and the US.
Locally we will offer a variety of classes related to Irish culture. These include music, Irish language and Irish dance classes. One of the best ways to understand and learn about a culture is through art and language. It tells so many wonderful stories about struggles, joyful events, beliefs, and history.
Cultural events are a way the general public can experience Irish culture in a fun and entertaining way. These include musical events, readings by Irish authors, festivals celebrating Irish history and culture, art openings, and theater. We hope to bring many such events to Omaha over the coming years.
We look forward to working with many groups and individuals to create additional opportunities and experiences. We envision cohosting events with other groups, partnering with Irish organizations to bring Irish artists and musicians to Omaha, or working together with local organizations on cultural events. These types of partnerships will enable us and our partners to offer more to Omaha, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa than is possible alone.