The Irish Society has been active in the greater Ottawa-Gatineau area in various forms since 1957. On March 6, 1995, The Society was re-organized and officially incorporated in the Province of Ontario as The Irish Society of the National Capital Region as a non-profit charitable corporation (Ontario Corporation Number 1119278).
Irish Society Constitution Revised on September 18, 2018 at the AGM.

The focal point for everything Irish in the National Capital Region


  • 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.

The Society's main objectives are the promotion of Irish / Irish-Canadian culture and heritage, and the strengthening and support of the Irish / Irish-Canadian community in the Ottawa region.

The Irish Society's activities include:

  • Members Christmas Party
  • Ottawa Irish Festival (previously Irish Week) held annually in mid-March, featuring a variety of cultural and social events, including the annual St. Patrick's Parade and Party
  • publication of our members' newsletter - Irish Society / NCR Newsletter
  • operation of the Irish Society's website (
  • Celtic Cross Memorial commemoration
  • other cultural, social and fundraising events