The Colleen Pageant (2,201)
The Colleen Pageant is an event that encourages young colleens to become part of their Irish heritage, to share experiences with others of Irish descent and to learn more about the Irish and their traditions. It is hoped that they, and all of us with them, will continue to promote pride and understanding of Irish culture and tradition and keep the Irish spirit alive in our hearts.
The Irish Cultural Center (2,196)
The goal of the Irish Cultural Center is to provide the public with the highest quality educational and cultural programming. The Center is owned by the City of Phoenix and is operated through public private partnership with the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation.
Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society (2,145)
Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society
The ALEES was created to promote a social spirit among Police Officers of Irish Ancestry and to celebrate the long tradition of Irish-Americans in law enforcement!
Prescott Area Celtic Society (2,029)
As you may know, the Celtic people groups have played a significant historical role in the state of Arizona. The Welsh were instrumental in the mining industry in Bisbee and the surrounding area. The Arizona Copper Company at Clifton was owned by a Scottish company. Hugh O’Conner, an Irishman, was the founder of what is now known as Tucson and the first known residence of Scottsdale was a Scot named George Washington Scott. Richard C. McCormick, whose mother was from Ireland, was appointed by President Lincoln to be the first Secretary of the Arizona Territory in 1863. The list goes on and on.
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Faire (Phoenix) (1,911)
The Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade began in 1984. Its purpose is to preserve and enhance the heritage and traditions of the Irish Culture as well as share that culture with the citizens of Arizona.
Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band (1,835)
Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the premier pipe band in Arizona. Formed in 1980, Mesa Caledonian has grown to a program boasting two competitive units in Grade III and Grade IV, having earned Western U.S. Championships and other international prizes.
Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society (1,784)
NACHS was founded in 1997. The Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving Celtic culture. Our goal is to educate the public about the heritage, language, traditions, art, and history of the Celtic people both ancient and modern.
Dissemination of information and financial assistance to support Celtic-related events and opportunities is also a prime purpose of NACHS.
Grove of the Rising Phoenix (1,618)
We are a local Grove in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona and are affiliated with the Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF). The ADF is an international neo-pagan organization based in the United States devoted to creating a public tradition of Neo-Pagan Druidry. We walk an earth-based, polytheistic and spiritual path modeled after the practices of the ancient Indo-Europeans. Our practices are a combination of modern neo-pagan ways and scholarly research.
Neo-pagan Druidry offers a spiritual path in which we balance reverence with mirth and fun. Eight times a year we celebrate the turning of the seasons in solemn, but joyful, rituals that are open to all like-minded folks. In addition to our seasonal rituals, we also promote scholarship and study in the ADF Dedicant and Study Program. We meet regularly to explore the best of modern archeological, historical, sociological and religious research, and discuss how this information is relevant to our lives today.
Membership in our grove is open to all who are interested in aligning with the cycles of Nature as we grow in knowledge, awareness, and reverence of the Gods and Goddesses.