We remember the Friends of Clonmel activities and all the memories we shared!
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
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
The Friends of Clonmel annual business meeting and election of officers and directors began at 2:00 pm.
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.
James R. Dillon
October 24, 2020 - Virtual Irish Derby
GIVING BACK 2020
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!