Our Mission

“Failte” (“Welcome”) from the Lincoln Irish Dancers! Our mission is “to heighten awareness and appreciation of traditional Irish dance, and to celebrate Irish culture” here in Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas. Our group began in March of 1997. Now we have a variety of activities such as holding Irish Social Dance classes from fall through spring of the following year in 5-week sessions; Performing locally and regionally throughout the year; Hosting a public ceili and workshops.Facilitating periodic trips, e.g., to Ireland; and a number of member-only social events.

Annual Spring Lincoln Irish Dancers Ceili  at St. Patrick’s Church Gymnasium, 6111 Morrill Ave., Lincoln, NE on March 10, 2019.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

“Go raibh maith agaibh!” (“Thank you!”) to all of Saint Nick’s helpers who have donated so far to our fund drive for the 2019 spring ceili!  We are delighted to see such strong support from among our own members and alums and friends. Your contributions to date have allowed us to continue making plans for this special event. There’s still time to help. You can mail a donation to Lincoln Irish Dancers, P.O. Box 83975, Lincoln, NE 68501-3975 or contact lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com to arrange for donation pickup.

Arched window at Musckross in Ireland
Arched window at Musckross in Ireland

Be sure to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 2019 Annual Ceili on Sunday March 10,2019. 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., with free ‘pre-dance steps instruction’ at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Come and dance to live music provided by Rivertown String Band, dances called by Susan Ritta long time dancer/caller currently noted for her Thunder On ‘The Plains radio show on KZUM radio station (89.3). As “caller” Susan will talk/walk you through the steps with both an overview beforehand and “calling” out what to do as the music plays.

The event venue has changed to St. Patrick’s Church, 6111 Morrill Ave, in Havelock.  Lincoln Irish Dancers is excited to offer this public event at a new location the same great music and “calling” of the past.

Let  LID Take Your Rummage Off Your Hands

As part of our ongoing fundraising, Lincoln Irish Dancers is planning a garage sale in spring 2019!  Donating items you no longer use saves you the hassle of having your own rummage sale or finding a donation outlet.  Contact lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com to arrange for donation pickup.

Thanks for your consideration.   Contact lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com  to make pickup arrangements.


Fundraiser at Don & Mille’s on Thursday 2/28/19 from 4-9 p.m….or anytime that day but please mention ‘fundraiser Lincoln Irish Dancers.’ 

More info about the Ceili is on the Ceili in the Black tab

Visit the LID website for information on our classes and all things “LID”.

Waves of Tory
Waves of Tory

Share a SMILE Through the Amazon Smile Program

Lincoln Irish Dancers is now one of the non-profits that can be selected when making a purchase through Amazon.  Start off your order by going to “smile.amazon.com” and search for Lincoln Irish Dancers to receive a donation from Amazon at no cost to you.  If you’ve already selected a different non-profit to support, consider switching it up be changing your selection, e.g., every other order.  If you start at amazon.com you can still select Lincoln Irish Dancers non-profit as recipient of a donation based on your purchases, it’s just a bit more complicated.  Assistance available by emailing lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com.

You can send a “smile” to Lincoln Irish Dancers every time you shop at Amazon.  Start your shopping at “smile.amazon.com” and select our organization from the list of non-profits.  If you forget, you can still select Lincoln Irish Dancers as the non-profit to get donations, at no cost to you, when you go to amazon.com.