Friends of Clonmel

Peoria Illinois Sister City Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland

Friends of Clonmel - Peoria Illinois Sister City Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland

2015

We hope you had a chance to participate in these events and activities that took place in 2015.

November 15, 2015

Annual Meeting at St Thomas Church Lower Level.  Open to all Friends of Clonmel members in good standing.  Business meeting and election of officers and board members for 2016-2017 terms.

November 7, 2015

They were off and running for the Irish Derby!  Over a hundred members and friends enjoyed an exciting evening of food, friends and fun while betting on pre-recorded video horse races.  There were winnings galore between races, raffles and prizes for best Derby hats and attire.

October 21, 2015

The Friends of Clonmel had a booth at the Bradley University Study Abroad Program’s Irish Culture Night.  Turas performed along with many other acitivities.  The event was free and open to the public.

August 18, 2015

The Intercontinental Readers Book Club met at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch at 1:00 pm CST. download

Readers skyped with Clonmel Library to discuss “Someone” by Alice McDermott and “It Didn’t Play in Peoria” by Greg Wahl and Charles Bobbit.

Peoria Main Library
107 NE Monroe St
Peoria, IL

July 1 – 7, 2015

Clonmel’s award winning band, Banna Chluain Meala, visited and performed in Peoria between July 1 and July 7, 2015.  The band consisted of over 100 musicians and color guards ranging in age from 11 to 18.  

July 2  – A public performance by the Clonmel Youth Band at Peoria Notre Dame High School.

July 3 The Clonmel Youth Concert Band performed at the Fireworks Spectacular Show at Glen Oak Amphitheatre.

July 4 – The Clonmel Youth Marching Band marched in the West Peoria 4th of July Parade!

July 5 – The Clonmel Youth Marching Band performed their field show at Dozer Park.

A Big Thank You for all those that helped! 

May 23, 2015

Golf Scramble at Madison Golf Course to benefit the upcoming visit by the Clonmel Youth Band.  Dinner at Jimmy’s Bar after golf.

May 18, 2015

The Intercontinental Readers Book Club met today at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch at 1:00 pm CST.

Discussion with Clonmel Library via Skype.  Book for discussion was “Christine Falls” by Benjamin Black.

March 29, 2015

Annual Trivia Challenge between Jimmy’s Bar and Carey’s Bar, Clonmel.  Bragging rights and traveling trophy once again remained in Clonmel.  Congratulations Carey’s!

March 24, 2015

The Intercontinental Readers Book Club met today at the Peoria Public Library Main Branch at 1:00 pm CST.

Discussion with Clonmel Library via Skype.  Book for discussion was “Enrique’s Journey” by Sonia Nazario.

March 17, 2015

The Friends of Clonmel wouldn’t miss the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Peoria!

Volunteers manned the Friends of Clonmel information booth at the St Patrick’s Day Party at the Peoria Civic Center.

January 17, 2015

A visit to the best Irish Pubs in Peoria by comfortable charter coach.