The Irish society of Charlotte (ISOC) is a social, cultural and educational organization founded almost 30 years ago in 1986. We are a great group in which young and not so young can get together and revel in our Irish heritage. We have 98 active members and our diversity is reflected in both our members and our officers of the Board.
We support many Irish groups in the Charlotte area and surrounds including two dance schools, Irish Book Club, GAA club, our fine musicians, our Irish pubs, The International festival and Charlotte’s ever growing St Patrick’s Day parade which we march in every year.
In the past we have sponsored many successful events in Charlotte including, Comhaltas Ceoltori, Cherish the Ladies and Dublin City Ramblers. We also have staged some plays by some of Irelands great playwrights.
We would love to have you join us for one of our socials, usually held monthly. We welcome all who have an interest in Ireland and its people and culture. So come join us – the craic is mighty!
John Young designated Honorary Consul of Ireland for North Carolina
General Consul Paul Gleeson held a reception February 27 for John Young who has been selected to serve as Honorary Consul of Ireland in Charlotte, with responsibility for the State of North Carolina. The appointment now awaits the approval of the U.S. State Department.
As Honorary Consul John will assist the Embassy in Washington and the Consulate General in Atlanta, providing consular services to Irish citizens resident in or visiting North Carolina, promoting contacts between the two countries, facilitating business and official visitors from Ireland, and supplying information about Ireland.
In accepting the appointment, John acknowledged the role that the Irish Society has played for almost 30 years and how he will need the members’ continued support in fulfilling his responsibilities. The Irish Society marked the occasion with the presentation to John of the book The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney.