We are here to raise awareness of the traditions, history and artistic expression of the Irish people.
What We Do
Since our formation in 1983, our committed volunteers have been increasing understanding and acknowledgement of our Irish forefathers.Learn more about us›
Every June and December, we release our official publication and distribute it to our paid membership around the world.
ICCA Annual Bursary
Every year, we grant this bursary to a student who is enrolled in Irish studies at St. Thomas University.
Publication and Books
We support the publication of books and other materials written about the Irish in New Brunswick as well as donate books to various libraries throughout the the province.
We deliver educational resources to schools as well as lectures on Irish history and culture to various groups. We work closely with the Irish Studies program of St. Thomas University and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
We erect memorials across the province to commemorate the spirit and strength of our ancestors.
Musical and Cultural Events
We hold Ceilidhs or kitchen parties in various chapters and coordinate evenings of entertainment with other Celtic groups.
New Brunswick Virtual Irish Trail
Explore the people, places and history of early Irish settlements in New Brunswick.
It's Who We Are
More About Us
Founded in 1983, the association exists to foster an awareness of the traditions, history and artistic expression of the Irish people.
Perhaps a more complete answer to the question of who we are and why we exist can be found in the words of Dr. Peter Toner in his introduction to the volume of essays entitled New Ireland Remembered – Historical Essays on the Irish in New Brunswick:
If one were inclined towards pessimism, it would be almost fitting to venture that perhaps this collection is too little too late. … Reason alone would support this view. But if reason had prevailed, there would be no Irish ethnic identity in New Brunswick today. Reason had little to do with the persistence of the Irish Ethnic identity, contrived or authentic, through most of this century. Hopefully, the homogenised, plastic coated, “just add water and stir” culture of the modern era cannot satisfy the irrational internal ache which has survived the uprooting from Ireland, weeks in the holds of timber ships, discrimination, poverty, affluence, frustration, rewards, wars, the internal combustion engine, television, education, and living amongst those who lack the burden and pride of an Irish Heritage. Perhaps that ache can be eradicated only when the ethnic Irish understand their collective contribution to this Nation, and when the rest of the nation responds with acceptance and gratitude.