HELLO.  WE'RE THE CLEVELAND IRISH NETWORK 

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating relationships and promoting Irish culture while connecting businesses in Ireland, the United States and Northeast Ohio

Charitable

- Supporting local Irish cultural organizations

- Financial support in form of college scholarship program

Educational

- Speaker series addressing relevant issues

- Connecting future generations to their Irish heritage

- Promotion of Irish arts & culture

- We share success stories, promote our members and connect with what is going on in the community

Economic

- Access locally, nationally and internationally to Irish Network USA chapters

Latest News

Meet our January Sponsor: Sullivan's Brewing Company

January 16, 2020

On Thursday January 16th we will host the first of our monthly networking events at Gormley's Irish Pub in Rocky River.

The event will be sponsored by a relatively new player on the Irish beer scene, Sullivan's Brewing Company.

History of Sullivan’s Brewing Company and the Smithwick family: First established in 1702, the Sullivan brewing name was once the biggest of its kind in Kilkenny but fell into abeyance in the last century. The brand is now being resurrected by the legendary Smithwick brewing family, who retained control of the name to this day and are now behind its relaunch. Sullivan and Smithwick breweries were neighbors as well as the sole Irish brewers and maltsters to survive to the twentieth century. During times of famine, the Sullivan and Smithwick families opened soup kitchens at the Sullivan Brewery and increased employment at their respective breweries to mitigate the impact on the town of Kilkenny. Both families were closely connected with the Great Liberator Daniel O’Connell and played a significant part in the Repeal Movement.

 

Historic timeline:

1702 Sullivan’s Brewing Company is established, and grows to be biggest in the area

1827 The Smithwick name is launched as a beer brand in Kilkenny

1918 Smithwick’s acquires the Sullivan’s brewing brand after it is forced to closed

1965 Guinness (now Diageo) takes control of Smithwick’s, buying the family interest

2014 Diageo relocates Smithwick’s to Dublin, marking the first time in 800 years that Kilkenny is without a commercial brewery

2016 Smithwick family relaunches the Sullivan’s brand in Kilkenny; brewery launches its North American market entry via Buffalo, NY

British American Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon

December 06, 2019

We are excited to be a community partner with the British American Chamber of Commerce for their 10th annual holiday luncheon on Dec 6.

Tickets and tables still available. Guest speaker is David Barnett of Ideastream & WCPN.

Pre-Christmas Happy Hour

December 04, 2019

Come join us ... 

Cleveland Sister City Conference

May 01, 2019

The Cleveland Irish Network are proud to be an official partner with Global Cleveland in hosting the Inaugural Cleveland Sister City Conference May 1, 2, and 3rd at the Cleveland Public Library.

This is a free and open event to all community members interested in learning more about Cleveland's international connections from a ground level perspective.  The host committee of the conference will be on hand to speak about the city-city relationship, past accomplishments, and goals for the future. 

Irish Movie at Cleveland International Film Festival

March 29, 2019

We are excited once again to serve as a community partner for the upcoming CIFF 43. The Irish movie we are supporting this year is called Float Like a Butterfly

We will have two showings:

Friday March 29th, 5.45pm at the Capitol Theatre.
Saturday March 30th, 2.30pm at Tower City.

Receive a $1 discount for all movies using the code IRISH

Link to tickets here:

https://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/…/float-like-a-butterfly

Info Session with Invest Northern Ireland

March 08, 2019

Aine Mallaghan, Leading International Business Development with Invest Northern Ireland will be in Cleveland to meet members of the Irish business community to share more about their organization and how they can help connect business owners.

Session will start at 8am in the Skylight Penthouse, 2012 W25th Suite 900 (offices of Skylight Financial Group).

Pre-registration required

Remarks from the Ambassador of Ireland to the USA, Daniel Mulhall

March 02, 2018

Missed the recent Cleveland City Club event where his excellency Daniel Mulhall spoke to a sold out audience? Luckily it was recorded and made available. Click the link below to watch and enjoy!!

"The Irish have a rural culture - it's a culture where people got together, played music, told stories. When they went around the world, they carried that with them and never lost it." – Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

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