The Irish Club of Rome is a non-political, non-denominational and non-profit association which co-ordinates various Irish Italian cultural events, for the benefit of Irish people and the friends of Ireland in Rome.

The club's largest annual event is the Celtic Ball. In previous years the Club has raised funds for various charities in Ireland, including: the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association, the Arrupe Society in Dublin, ALONE, the Simon Community and the Portadown Branch of the Vincent de Paul Society.

In Rome we have helped, among others: the 'Il Chicco' L'Arche Community (which cares for young people and adults with severe disabilities), an Alzheimer Respite Centre in Rome, the Rome chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and a Multiple Sclerosis Centre, the Centro Astalli Refugee Centre and the Ryder Italia Home Care Service for people who are terminally ill.

In 2008, the Celtic Ball raised a total of Euro 7,366 which was equally distributed between the Communità di Sant'Egidio, Rome and the Simon Communities of Ireland (North West Region).

The current committee was voted for at the Irish Club AGM on Monday, 16 May 2011 2011.

About the Committee

The current committee (2014-15) is:

Patricia Heery (President)
Angela McLean (Secretary)
Ciara NicGabhann (Treasurer)
Margaret Bissett
Bethan Jones
Anna Madden
Brenda Breen
Peter McAleese
Liam Moloney