If you’re ever looking for a fun Irish festival, doing genealogy research, or just interested in researching Ireland in general, the Irish associations and clubs are a great place to start. Most often organizing Irish festivals and parties, the associations list events on their websites.
Joining a club is a good way to stay up to date on Irish heritage, culture, and events in your area. Some clubs have a newsletter mailing list so check the clubs in your area. It is thanks to Irish clubs around the world that the people from Ireland who have gone abroad can preserve the Irish heritage for their children and be part of Ireland when they miss home.