Shamrock Club’s Post Parade Party Returns March 12, 2022

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin’s 50th annual Post Parade Party will return to the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 1 until 6 pm.

The Party, the Most Irish Thing to do in Milwaukee, will feature four stages, four dance groups, one Irish comedian, and five bands, plus a dedicated children’s area. There will be food served, and retail and cultural groups represented. The cost will be $8 for attendees over 12, and $20 for a family of up to six.

The entertainers include the dance schools Glencastle Irish Dancers; Trinity Academy of Irish Dance; Kinsella Irish Dancers; and, for the 30th year in a row at the PPP, the Caledonian Irish Dancers; Music by Radiation; athas; Blackthorn Folly; Atlantic Wave, and The O’Bradys. New to the PPP this year is Irish comedian Adam Burke. Burke is well known for his appearances on NPR’s Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me. We also will have a dedicated Children’s Area, again featuring Eileen O’Rourke: Leprechaun Stories.

The PPP originated after the Shamrock Club’s St. Patrick Parade moved to Mitchell Street in 1971. Over the years, it has grown to be the largest St. Patrick Parade Day event in Milwaukee. The 2022 edition follows the downtown Milwaukee parade, which starts at noon on MLK Drive, and runs to Water Street.

The PPP will follow the City of Milwaukee Covid 19 guidelines. The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center is located at 2133 West Wisconsin Avenue.

We will have volunteers from the Milwaukee Hurling Club, the Miltown Gaels football Club and the Milwaukee Irish Currach Club. Tralee Irish Imports will be selling packaged food. We will also have the Shamrock Club’s Retail area selling Irish presents.

The Shamrock Club is the oldest Irish American social organization in Wisconsin, celebrating its 62nd birthday in March, 2022. We are based at the ICHC, and were the first tenant at the Center.

For more information, go to the Post Parade site at or

Virtual Event: An Evening with Kevin Barry, author of That Old Country Music

Thursday, March 3 2022 2:00pm

Online via Zoom (registration required)

Kevin Barry headshot and book coverBoswell Book Company and Celtic MKE present a conversation with Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier.

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His latest, That Old Country Music, is a collection of short stories of rural Ireland in the classic Irish mode: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic, bedecked in some of the most gorgeous prose being written today. With three novels and two short story collections published, Kevin Barry has steadily established his stature as one of the finest writers not just in Ireland but in the English language. All of his prodigious gifts of language, character, and setting in these eleven exquisite stories transport the reader to an Ireland both timeless and recognizably modern. Shot through with dark humor and the uncanny power of the primal and unchanging Irish landscape, the stories in That Old Country Music represent some of the finest fiction being written today.

From a starred Kirkus review: “Barry has the right stuff for short stories. He brings characters to life quickly and then blesses them with his uncanny ear for dialogue and prose rhythms, his compassion and wry wit… Exceptional writing and a thoroughly entertaining collection.”

Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone, and City of Bohane and the story collections Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize and the Lannan Foundation Literary Award. His stories and essays appear in the New Yorker, Granta and elsewhere. He also works as a playwright and screenwriter, and he lives in County Sligo, Ireland.