The primary purpose of the Irish Society of Delmarva is to enjoy and foster an understanding of Irish history and culture, without reference to politics or religion.
(Left to Right: Past President, Pat Fitzgerald - Past Secretary, Brenda Leeper - Past Treasurer, Jim Welsh - V.P., Paul Engstenberg)
Irish Society of Delmarva (ISOD) Past-Presidents
Kay O'Day Allen
Tom Winnberg -ISOD Founder
It all started with a dream. A dream that envisioned an organization of people who were interested in Irish history, culture and arts. One that would pursue good fellowship and friendships regardless of religion, race or political ideology. Calls were made, letters were written, ads were placed in the newspapers and in-home meetings were held. With much perseverance, and driven by personalities that were not willing to accept defeat, Tom and Mary Winnberg became dedicated to establishing an Irish Society in the heart of Delmarva. With continued persistence and several months later the group finally grew large enough to hold its first public meeting.
On October 18, 1990, the first official meeting was held in the Boscov's auditorium in Dover Mall. It was there that the newly established Irish Society became known as the "Irish Society of Delmarva.
2022 ISOD OFFICERS
Kevin McCarthy - President
Kathy Weyant - Vice President
Ed McNamara - Treasurer
Donna McCarthy - Secretary
ISOD BOARD MEMBERS
Colin Lehane - Immediate Past President
Donna Kilby - Membership Chairperson
Roberta Faircloth - Publicity Chairperson
Robin Engstenberg - Special Events Chair
- Parade Chair
Barb Dolt - Member-at-Large
Gerry O'Connor - Member-at-Large
Patti Papineau - Scholarship Chair