We remember the Friends of Clonmel activities and all the memories we shared!


March 5, 2022

The Irish Revue

The Friends of Clonmel was pleased to bring back to Peoria, The Irish Revue,  a celebration of our Irish heritage.

It was a great evening of dinner, fellowship, and traditional Irish music at The Lariat Steakhouse in Peoria.

Thanks to everyone who made the evening such a success!


January 16, 2022 - CANCELLED

Irish Pub Crawl

Regretfully the 2022 Irish Pub Crawl was canceled as a precaution to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.


November 12, 2021 

Irish Derby

What a fun-filled evening!  A new venue this year, The Lariat Steakhouse in Peoria, was very well received.

Thanks to everyone who made the evening such a success!


November 14, 2021 

Annual Meeting

The Friends of Clonmel annual business meeting and election of officers and directors began at 2:00 pm.

ReMax Building
3622 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria IL  61603

Thanks to all the members who attended!


November 2020 - Annual Meeting

Dear Friends of Clonmel Members,

Due to the pandemic, and for the health and safety of our members, I am postponing the Annual November meeting until things are better.

Yvonne is doing well at Bradley.  We are still raising funds to offset her tuition.

The Derby Committee would like to thank everyone for your generous support and let you know we had an outstanding “Giving Back” event!

Thank you for your support and understanding during these challenging times. We will notify you as to when and where the next meeting will be held.

Sincerely,
James R. Dillon
President


October 24, 2020 - Virtual Irish Derby

GIVING BACK 2020

Watch the video of the live drawings

See the complete list of lucky winners

In response to the global pandemic and the safety of our members, the Friends of Clonmel offered GIVING BACK 2020, the virtual answer to the popular Irish Derby.

This year presented challenges for all of us including many of the local businesses who have generously supported the Friends of Clonmel and our Irish Derby fundraiser in the past. Instead of asking these businesses for donations, the Friends of Clonmel decided on a  ‘GIVING BACK’ theme by purchasing gift certificates and raffle items from them.

The Basket Raffle and the Grand Prize Drawing that you've always enjoyed were kept. Gift cards to some of the local businesses were found in some of the Baskets and the Grand Prize was an assortment of those gift cards worth a minimum of $1,000!!!

Newly added was a 50/50 Cash Raffle with proceeds of the raffle split 50/50 between the lucky raffle winner and the Friends of Clonmel.

Local Businesses Supported by GIVING BACK 2020

  • Alexander's Steak House
  • Basta East Port
  • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
  • Carrigan's Pub
  • Donnelly's Irish Pub
  • The Hayloft Shops
  • Hearth Restaurant
  • Jimmy's Bar
  • Kelleher's Irish Pub and Eatery
  • Le Peep
  • Peoria Art Guild
  • Peoria Flag and Decorating
  • Trefzger's Bakery
  • W.E. Sullivan's Irish Pub and Fare

2020 Intercontinental Readers Book Club

Due to the Global Pandemic, 2020 Book Club was postponed.

2020 book selections were

The Transatlantic Book Club by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Lives of Women by Christine Dwyer Hickey

The Last Ballad  by Wiley Cash

We encourage you to read these wonderful selections even if we could not meet!