German-American Club Disclaimer:

The Edelweiss Am Rio Grande German-American Club (GAC) is a private club and as such cannot solicit (by advertising or otherwise) participation in its events and activities to the general public. The IAS is an associate club of the GAC and all IAS members and their bona fide guests are welcome at all GAC events and IAS events held at the GAC. 

Interested in Irish Dancing?

Most Wednesdays at 7:15 PM  at the GAC, IAS member Norita Callahan leads a class of high-energy Ceili dancing! All interested folks, from pre-teens to adults, are invited. No partner needed! For more information, contact Norita at 298-2708 (


The Irish-American Society of New Mexico is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization whose purpose is to further Irish-American relations through education, travel, camaraderie, recreation, charity, music, and dance.

Membership in the Irish-American Society is $20.00/year for an individual and $25.00 for a family. Membership includes the monthly newsletter, The Irish Times (delivered by mail or electronically). Membership in the IAS also automatically makes you an associate member of the German American Club.

Our annual events include our Celtic New Year's (Halloween) Party in October, our Christmas Party in December, and of course our St. Patrick's Day Party in March.  Our monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7 PM (except in July and August), and usually include a program about Irish music, culture, language, etc. We also participate every year in The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival in May.

Our monthly meetings usually take place at First Unitarian Church Hall, 3701 Carlisle Blvd NE, SW corner of Comanche and Carlisle.

There is no charge to attend our monthly meetings. We just ask that you bring a sweet or salty snack to share.