The Society

The Irish Society of the National Capital Region was founded in 1957 and later incorporated in the province of Ontario on March 6, 1995 (Ontario Corporation Number 1119278), as a non-profit charitable corporation.

Irish Society Constitution

Revised at June 25, 2014 AGM ~ Please click here to view.


The focal point for everything Irish in the National Capital Region

Mission Statement

  • To strengthen the Irish/Irish-Canadian community
  • To promote Irish culture and heritage
  • To promote the interests of the Irish/Irish-Canadian community
  • To create a greater awareness of the Irish Society within the college and university community
  • To provide appropriate financial support to members of The Society, as required.

Board of Directors

President Bryan Daly **
Past President Tracey Dixon
Vice-President Kennedy O'Callaghan **
Treasurer Clare O'Connell Noon **
Secretary Eva Plunkett *

Directors / Committee Chairs
Communications Lauren Strevens-O'Neil **
Cultural Beverly Elliott *
Fundraising Peter Rock **
Fundraising Michael McLaughlin **
Member Services Helena McSheffrey Beattie **
Ottawa Irish Festival Tracey Dixon **
Irish Seniors Drop-in Group Brian Markwick *
Arts Susanna Doherty **
* - term to 2016 AGM (September 2016)
** - term to 2017 AGM (September 2017)


The Irish Society / NCR Newsletter is published 3 - 4 times a year and sent either via email or Canada Post to all members of the Society.

Members are encouraged to submit articles and notices for the Newsletter to or to Irish Society / NCR, Box 5112, Ottawa, ON, K2C 3H4.

Advertising is also welcomed.

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