Other Welsh & Celtic Societies in the Area
Listed below are the Welsh and other Celtic Societies in Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri which I know to be in existence. If you know of an organization or society which has not been listed, please notify me and I will add them to the list.
AmeriCymru is a great new social network aimed at the Welsh overseas. The site has thousands of members in Argentina, Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, China, England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Uruguay & The USA, it is really worth taking a look at.
The Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago
This Chicago based Welsh society holds an annual St. David’s Day banquet, organizes a summer picnic and a spring Gamanfa Ganu (gathering for song).
The Welsh Women’s Club of Illinois
Founded in the 1950’s by returning Welsh war brides, the Welsh Women’s Club is a active association that holds numerous events throughout the year.
Contact: (630) 969-2748
The Cambrian Heritage Society of Madison, Wisconsin
Our friends up in Madison keep the flag flying well. Lots of events throughout the year.
The St. Louis Welsh Society
A great Welsh society run by an expat from Swansea that meets up at Dressels Pub, Llywellyns Pub and other venues around St. Louis, for further info get in touch with them at: www.myspace.com/stlouiswelsh
The Scottish Illinois Saint Andrew Society
The ISAS is the ringleader behind the Scottish Highland Games and Scottish Festival in Oak Brook every summer and numerous events throughout the year. If you are from Scotland and living in the area it is really worth checking them out.
The Young Irish Fellowship of Chicago
There are a multitude of Irish groups of varying around Chicago, this however is one of the better ones, they get up to all sorts of shenanigans throughout the year and are a fun group.
Expat Brit Meetup – Chicago
A good group of British expats, they normally meet once or twice a month at Goose Island.
The Illinois Cornish Society
Membership of this admirable and hardworking Cornish society is sadly on the decline. If you are from Cornwall or of Cornish heritage get in touch with them!
Celtic Women International
A pan Celtic organization founded in 1997 to honour and celebrate women with ties to the 7 Celtic nations.
Click the links below for a list of known Welsh societies, pubs, musicians, shops, museums and businesses in Australia, Canada, New Zealand & The USA.