Welcome to The Emerald Isle Club Website.

Over the past 50 years the Club has become well-known in the Maryland Irish Community for its members' dedication and support of traditional Irish music and dance, Irish charities, Irish ancestry and language, and for its strong monthly ceili program.

We extend an invitation to all people who are strongly committed to these same ideals to join our organization and work to strengthen the awareness of Irish heritage in the Baltimore and Maryland communities. Read More.

Please join us at our Monthly Ceili.
Updated Schedule
: Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Coming Soon

Former EIC President Rick Herbig passes the torch on to newly elected EIC President Bill Zittle. Read More.

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Fall Irish Dance Classes
Irish Social Dance Classes (ceili, sets and two- and three-hand dances) meet on Monday nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at 1st and St. Stephen's Church on York Road just north of Regester. Beginners and experienced welcome! No partner necessary. Taught by Marilyn Moore. Information: Marcia Ferguson e-mail

EIC In The News
Baltimore Sun March 2014
Emerald Isle Club's Irish ceili a celebration of music and dance Read Article

James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
Every Tuesday, 8:00-10:00pm Trivia Night
616 S. President St.
Baltimore, MD

Set dancing lessons by Dan Stanton
Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm, $2.00
3450 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD

Liam Flynn's Ale House
22 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD
Every Wednesday 7:30 pm-Midnight
Traditional Irish Music Drop-In

Ryan's Daughter
Every Sunday 5:00pm
Traditional Irish Music Drop-In
600 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD

We Remember Joe Patrick Byrne –
We remember our dear friend Joe Byrne. We will deeply miss Joe and all he did for those in the TRAD Irish Music Community for many years. Proprietor of J.Patrick's Pub
Locust Pt,. Baltimore, MD

The Emerald Isle Club Ceili

Irish music and dance held each month in Parkville, Maryland. Details.

Music provided by Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick's All Stars. Read More.

Next Ceili Dance - Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
See Full Ceili Schedule and Event Details

Looking for a nice gift idea? Purchase EIC Ceili Gift Card. See Member Desk at Ceili or Contact EIC.

Our Past Ceili Dances - FEATURED Billy McComiskey and Other Special Guests as Musicians:
Billy was named TRADITIONAL ARTIST OF 2011
by Irish Echo, the largest circulating Irish American weekly newspaper.

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The Emerald Isle Club Needs YOU!
Monthly EIC Ceilis
- October through May
Helping at the Ceilis can include setting up and putting away the refreshment tables, meeting the dancers who will be performing during the break, or helping with admissions and more. More Info.

Upcoming Event Dates:

September 14 , 2014 - 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday Ceili
Megan Downes calling, with Dan Isaacson (uilleann pipes), and Matt Mulqueen (piano). Accompanied by Special Guest Graham DeZarn (fiddle).
$10 admission
Sure to be a great afternoon of music and dance in an intimate and relaxed environment, we hope you'll come and join us!
Liam Flynn's Ale House
22 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD

September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm-11:30pm
AOH St Brendan Div 3 Crab Feast
Tall Cedars
$48 per person,
Jack Smith: 410-472-4619 for details

September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
EIC/St John's Old 10th Ward Ceili to
benefit St Elizabethıs School.
$15 per person
St. Elizabeth's School
801 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Battle of Baltimore Tour - Fall of 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

Join the Emerald Isle Club for a professionally guided bus tour of the places where significant actions in the Battle of Baltimore occurred, in celebration of the 200 Anniversary of this singular event in our Nation's history.

The trip is on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
The cost is $33.00 per person.

Reservations can be made by sending a check payable to the Emerald Isle Club to:
c/o 1904 Springview Court,
Fallston, MD 21047

Payment must be received by Tuesday, September 9.

The tour will be narrated and lead by Alyce McChrystal, who has served as a professional tour guide in Baltimore for a number of years.

The bus will pick us up and drop us off at the American Legion Post #183 Hall, 2301 Putty Hill Avenue, Parkville, MD 21234
(The same location that our monthly EIC Ceili Dances are held.) Note: Please park at the rear of the building.

Map Link.

The tour will be visiting Fort McHenry, where the grounds and the Visitors' Center are free, including an excellent video about the history of the fort and the Battle of Baltimore. We will also be unfurling the big flag on the fort lawn (weather permitting). The tour of the fort itself costs $7, which is an optional fee payable at the fort and is NOT included in the EIC tour price.

If you have a National Parks Senior Pass, you can tour the fort free and bring along three guests. A Senior Pass will get you into any Federal park or monument free for the rest of your life. A Senior Pass can be purchased at the Visitors' Center for $10.

Photo identification will be requested to verify pass ownership.

There will be a pay your own way lunch stop during the tour at
In Like Flynn (formerly J. Patricks) in Locust Point. Alternatively you may pack a lunch and bring it with you.

See the flier for supplemental information. If you have any questions or need further information, please direct your inquires to Jack Murphy or Bob Powers.


September 27, 2014 - 9:30
Irish RR Workers Museum
Genealogy Jumpstart

September 30, 2014 - 7:00pm-9:00pm
EIC Board Meeting

October 4 , 2014 - 7:00pm-11:00pm
Emerald Isle Club Ceili w/Peter Fitzgerald and J.Patrick's All Star Ceili Band
American Legion Post 183 Hall
2301 Putty Hill Ave, Parkville, MD

October 28 , 2014 - 7:00pm-9:00pm
EIC Board Meeting

November 1 , 2014 - 7:00pm-11:00pm
Emerald Isle Club Ceili w/Peter Fitzgerald and J.Patrick's All Star Ceili Band
American Legion Post 183 Hall
2301 Putty Hill Ave, Parkville, MD

November 2, 2014
EIC Memorial Mass

November 7-9, 2014
MD Irish Festival at the MD State Fairgrounds - NOTE: Saturday, November 8 - 7:00
Ceili featuring Tanzania Ceili Band

November 25, 2014 - 7:00pm-9:00pm
EIC Board Meeting

December 6, 2014 - 7:00pm-11:00pm
Emerald Isle Club Ceili w/Peter Fitzgerald and J.Patrick's All Star Ceili Band
American Legion Post 183 Hall
2301 Putty Hill Ave, Parkville, MD