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Join us for breakfast to celebrate St. Patricks Day, honour our community leaders and help send a local high school senior to college.

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Céad Míle Fáilte
A hundred thousand welcomes!
The Emerald Society of Fort Lauderdale is Broward County’s oldest Irish Heritage nonprofit organization.  In 1951 the Emerald Society was founded by Monsignor John J. O’Looney of St. Anthony's Parish.  The tradition of a breakfast in honor of St. Patrick and our shared Irish Heritage began, first as a small local prayer breakfast, but has now grown to a large well attended annual event, held on St. Patrick’s day (if it is on a Sunday, and if not the Sunday before the holiday).  It is a day to share a common bond, listen to live Irish Music (including bagpipes), watch world class Irish Step Dancers and honor several members of our community.  All profits associated with the event are used to fund scholarships for deserving youth of Broward County.

Past Honorees

Individuals who have provided exceptional support to their community