Welcome to the Charlotte Irish Connection (CIC)…the community that celebrates all things Irish! For over 30 years, we have been a home away from home for native Irish and a link to Irish heritage for Irish-Americans. We welcome anyone with an interest in Ireland, its people, and its culture.
The Charlotte Irish Connection is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization that organizes and promotes activities of an Irish cultural nature in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. These activities include performances of Irish music, Irish dancing, Irish language, Irish history, and Gaelic games. We also sponsor concerts, plays, lectures, movies, parties and other social events.
“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met.”
William Butler Yeats
The purpose of the Charlotte Irish Connection is:
To promote an appreciation of Irish culture through social, educational, literary, and artistic activities.
To serve as a social support group for Irish and Irish-Americans and anyone with an interest in Irish culture.
To facilitate the assimilation of Irish immigrants into American society while retaining their heritage and cultural identity.
To contribute through its activities to the cultural activities of Charlotte and surrounding communities.
The CIC is organized around five pillars:
Support of Irish music and dance, Irish literature, and Irish cultural organizations.
Support of Charlotte Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), CIC Golf and Irish sporting events, live and televised.
Support and sponsor local Charlotte charitable organizations including A Childs Place, Walk for ALS, Toys for Tots, Autism After 18, and Big Brother, Big Sister.
Charlotte Irish Community
CIC St Patrick’s Day Parade and Party, Irish Fall Festival, Annual Picnic, Christmas Party, Social Nights, Business Networking, NC Rose of Tralee, etc.
Charlotte Irish Events
While we like to have fun, we also provide support for various charities in the Greater Charlotte region.
There is a strong desire on the part of our membership to give back to the community.