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View our Full Calendar of all the Events that the Baton Rouge Irish Club is involved in planning.
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The Baton Rouge Irish Club
It is the mission of The Baton Rouge Irish Club to promote Irish Culture in the Greater Baton Rouge Area through the arts which includes the presentation of film, theater, literary arts, music and dance, and to support other community activities and organizations that also promote Irish Culture.
The Baton Rouge Irish Club began the tradition of supporting Irish culture, history and festivities in the Baton Rouge area over 60 years ago. Since the 1950’s and 1960’s, South Louisianans have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with parades, grand dances and large dinners, permanently ingraining the Irish Culture into the Baton Rouge landscape. Today, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade draws the largest audience for any one-day event in Louisiana.
Over 40 million Americans consider themselves Irish or of Irish descent, bringing about a revival of genealogy and the study and enjoyment of rich Irish culture, including Irish works of literature, film, food, music, dance, folklore and art. The Irish Club in Baton Rouge continues to celebrate and promote its Irish Heritage through a variety of both educational and social events that are scheduled throughout the year. Some of these events include: St. Patrick’s Day Parade; Bloomsday Celebration in remembrance of noted Irish author James Joyce; The Irish Film Festival, a three-day event celebrating Irish films and Dinner Theatre, featuring a play written by a well-known Irish playwright. These events are in addition to the regular membership meetings that take place locally in Baton Rouge every month.
We currently have over 125 members and are wishing to welcome more into our organization. Our monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at Café American on Jefferson Hwy. in Baton Rouge These meetings are open to everyone. We invite you to join The Baton Rouge Irish Club for some fun, fellowship, learning and celebration!
Fundraising for the club includes annual member dues and profits made from regular events. The Baton Rouge Irish Club is a nonprofit organization, #72-1287679.[/span12] [/row]