The St. Patrick Society of the Quad Cities was founded in 1985
through the vision of a few Irish dreamers, namely Jeffrey Charles
Collins, Francis Joseph Coyle Jr., Jerald Matt McCabe, Thomas Joseph McGinn, Daniel Patrick
Reardon and Dennis Michael Walsh, with
a desire to preserve, express, and promote their Irish heritage.
With their dream and the help of many others who subsequently
joined the society, the St. Patrick Society has grown to be a prominent part of the
community. It sponsors St. Patrick's Day celebrations, with
the THE GRAND PARADE,
the only interstate St. Patrick's Day parade in the USA, held in
March. These events are carefully planned
by the society, bringing to the Quad City area entertainment that's
outstanding and truly reflective of the Irish spirit.
The Society is a
organization , and contributes to many charities, awards
scholarships, and promotes various Irish cultural and
musical events that occur throughout the year in the Quad City
area. It is governed by a Board Of Directors.
The Quad Cities area includes the
Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Moline and Rock Island in
Illinois plus several smaller communities.
Visit the Quad Cities Convention and
Visitors Bureau website.