Gaelic Society

Although Gaelic Society was a big part of Iona in the past, we just recently brought the club back, and last year we were fortunate enough to win the Outstanding New Organization Award at the G.A.E.L. Awards Dinner as seen above.

Mission & Purpose

Iona College Gaelic Society is a community of students who celebrate the culture, music, and spirit of Ireland. The club happily comes together to share in Ireland's rich traditions. Gaelic Society marches in New York City's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, celebrates with a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day event, raises money with a St. Baldrick’s event on campus, displays movies that promote Irish heritage, and much more. You may also see us participating in campus events led by other organizations such as the Involvement Fair, Homecoming, and Cultural Game Night. Gaelic Society provides the opportunity for students of all backgrounds to immerse themselves in Irish Culture, and to have fun while they’re doing so.

We meet every other Thursday at noon in a location TBD (probably Amend 207)

Executive Board

  • Co-President: Kyle Brennan
  • Co-President: Ailish McGovern
  • Vice-President: Eddie Garrigal
  • Treasurer: Katherine Dunn
  • Secretary: Kathleen Burpoe
  • Recruitment and Retention: Anthony Payero
  • Public Relations: Patrick McCormack
  • Event Coordinator: Caitlyn Gibbons
Feel free to contact our Co-Presidents Kyle and Ailish at and if you have any questions!