Welcome to the Emerald Isle Sponsorship & Fundraising Effort

Irish Féile

September 6 & 7, 2024

A celebration of Beaver Island’s Irish Heritage, Culture, & Music

Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors

2023 Sponsors

WANT TO HELP? TWO WAYS TO HELP:

1. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & BENEFITS:

By becoming a sponsor of The Emerald Isle Irish Féile, you enable our volunteer-based, non-profit organization to continue providing the Island with Irish music, entertainment, and cultural programs for the whole community to enjoy. In return, you will be recognized as an official sponsor. There are multiple levels of sponsorship available. Each level has robust benefits. You can even sponsor one or more of the performers, or what most interest you or your company!

2. CALLING OF THE CLANS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES:

 A new opportunity/challenge is on the table for 2023: The goal of the Calling of the Clans is to provide a fun and slightly competitive way to support the longevity of the festival, as well as welcome the Arranmore Contingent. To get the challenge started, over $500 in donations has been received from these historic Island families: Green/Greene, McDonough, O’Donnell, Connaghan, and Boyle. Not a member of one of the historic Island Clans? Not a Problem: create your own Clan as the Heller-Perdue clan did. See below for more informaion.

A PLEDGE OR GIFT

From you to the Emerald Isle Irish Féile would support new and expanded offerings for 2023, This includes:

  • Musical performances: Arranmore Pipe Band along with performers from Chicago, Byrne Brothers, Aoife Scott, Danny & Brother Jim, Stay Happy Band, Pub Runners, Ruby John, John McCafferty, Dudley Stevens, and others.
  • Céilí dances featuring Arranmore Pipe Band as musicians and teachers
  • Tribute to Island born fiddler Patrick Bonner, descendant of Arranmore Islanders
  • Educational components exploring the important link between the islands of Arranmore and Beaver
  • Irish arts and crafts, music and dance lessons, making of St. Brigid’s crosses, children’s area
  • Currach demonstrations, celebrity races and Milwaukee Currach Club vs. Beaver Island Currach Club
  • Beaver Island Irish American Hall of Fame Induction
  • Calling of The Clans

SUPPORT THE ‘CRAIC’

 Which is Irish for ‘Lots of Fun’

The third way you can support the festival is by attending! Buy tickets online and join more than 80 people from Arranmore Island, Ireland and Chicago who will travel to the Féile in 2023!

Ticket sales start on the Great Day, March 17, 2023

Click below to donate and become a sponsor. Include your name (and business, if applicable) in the “What is this for?” memo section on PayPal. Contact Paul Cole at the BICC with any questions or concerns.


SPONSORSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES & BENEFITS

A Celebration of Beaver Island’s Irish Heritage, Culture, and Music 

The Emerald Isle Irish Féile is produced by The Emerald Isle Irish Féile Steering Committee, a committee of the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. Their goal is to provide a celebration of Irish music, cultural and historical activities, and sporting events using the Island’s village area and local businesses as festival venues. The festival is held on the first full weekend after Labor Day of each year extending our tourism season. Your contributions and all proceeds will bededicated to supporting and building the festival. We thank you for your generous support. 

Benefits By becoming a sponsor of The Emerald Isle Irish Féile, you enable our volunteer-based, non-profit organization to continue providing the Island with Irish music, entertainment, and cultural programs which support our mission. In return, you will be recognized as an official sponsor.

 Won’t you join us? We would be happy to meet with you and customize a sponsorship solution that suits you budget needs. For customization, please contact either Féile co-directors: Kitty McNamara or Paul Cole via email at emeraldisleirishfeile@gmail.com


Becoming a sponsor is easy!
Simply complete the form on the remittance envelope and mail it back or go to the sponsorship page on our website to complete the transaction: https://irishfeile.com/get-involved/

 
 

EMERALD ISLE SPONSOR: $2000+

A gift within this level assists us in bringing our main stage artists and sound crew to the event.

  •  Sponsor name/logo on large banner in main music venues
  •  Sponsor name/logo on Féile website and on the festival program
  • Sponsor mention on social media and newspaper promotions of event
  • Four event passes, Two event t-shirts, One walkway sign

Specific opportunities in this category: 

Artist sponsorship: $1,000-$6,000 Artists are the mainstay of the féile and you can sponsor a specific artist! Sponsor name and logo will be prominently displayed at the venues where the artist performs. 

Sound sponsorship: $3,000 Sound crew and equipment are essential to a successful féile. Sponsor name and/or logo will be present on the sound equipment at major venues and on sound engineers’ vests.

ARRANMORE ISLAND SPONSOR: $1,000 - $1,999

A gift within this level assists us in bringing smaller artists and single acts, as well as the Currach races, to the event.

  • Sponsor name/logo on large banner in main music venues
  •  Sponsor name/logo on Féile website and on the festival program
  • Sponsor mention on social media and newspaper promotions of event
  • Two event passes, Two event t-shirts, One walkway sign

Specific opportunities in this category:

 Artist sponsorship: $1,000-$6,000 Artists are the mainstay of the Féile, and you can sponsor a specific artist! Sponsor name and logo will be prominently displayed at the venues where the artist performs.

Currach Races-$1,000 if you have enjoyed watching the celebrity currach races or races between Beaver Island and Milwaukee Irish Currach Clubs, this the sponsorship for you. Sponsor name and logo will be prominently displayed at the event.

DONEGAL BAY SPONSOR: $500 - $999

A gift within this level helps support the costs associated with the Beaver Island Irish American Hall of Fame and the Children’s Area events and prizes.

  • Sponsor name/logo on Féile website and on the festival program
  • Sponsor mention on social media and newspaper promotions of event
  • One event pass, One walkway sign

Specific opportunities in this category: 

Beaver Island Irish American Hall of Fame-$600 The inaugural induction ceremony was a favorite of the 2022 féile. Support for this event will help cover cost of the awards and medallions for the honored recipients. Sponsor name and logo will be prominently displayed at the event. 

Children’s Area-$500 Help support the children’s area by providing funding to purchase supplies and prizes. Sponsor name and logo will be prominently displayed in the children’s area.

 Volunteer T-shirts-$500 To wear during their shifts. Sponsor name and/or logo will be presented on the back of the shirts.

PARADISE BAY SPONSOR: $100 - $499

A gift within this level are used to pay for essential festival expenses.

  • Sponsor name/logo on Féile website and on the festival program
  • Sponsor mention on social media and newspaper promotions of event
  • One event pass, One walkway sign

MAIN STREET WALKWAY SIGN SPONSOR: $95

Your name and/or greeting (up to 25 characters) on a lawn sign to be placed along Main Street during the event. Examples include a sign in memory or honor of someone, your name or business logo, or other festive message.

WALKWAY SIGN SPONSOR:

PURCHASE WALKWAY SIGNS TO LINE THE FESTIVAL SIDEWALKS WITH “Your Own Message” FOR $80.00. The signs will be placed along the sidewalks in the harbor area and will be in place for about 7 days around the time of the festival. This is a great opportunity to thank someone, recognize a birthday or accomplishment, advertise your business, or surprise someone. The sign can have a message up to 25 characters or can include your Company Logo.

*All signs must be ordered by July 25th to allow ample time to coordinate ordering and printing.  All signs will have the same Festival Logo with your message in a text box on the sign. 

$80

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IT'S THE CALLING OF THE CLANS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

In support of Beaver Island's Emerald Isle Irish Féile

The Calling of the Clans Fundraiser is the brainchild of Kevin Green, son of Russell and Joy McDonough Green, as an authentic way to connect the historic Beaver Island families (Clans) to this amazing, growing festival. The goal of the Emerald Isle Irish Féile is to continue to share Beaver Island’s unique heritage. In many ways, it is showcasing the evolution of the ties between the Beaver Island Clans and the Clans of Ireland.

The Calling of the Clans is a fun and slightly competitive way for the Beaver Island diaspora (those who have ever called Beaver Island home or are descendants of those who have) to support the longevity of the festival, as well as welcome the Arranmore Pipe band and new and expanded offerings to festival goers. In September of 2023, more than 80 people from Arranmore Island, Ireland and Chicago will travel to our Féile to reconnect and represent. Kevin Green has started securing Clan donations from these historic Island families: Green/Greene, McDonough, O’Donnell, Connaghan, and Boyle. He will be reaching out to others in the coming weeks. Or you can reach out to him at:

Email: kevingreen777@gmail.com

Not a member of one of the historic clans, but have a strong connection to Beaver Island? You can create your own clan (like the Heller-Perdue Clan did) and be a part of the evolution of Irish cultural heritage on Beaver Island; you can even develop your own Clan Crest!

The clan with the most donations by July 1, 2023 will be able to decorate the festival’s Hearth Area with their family photos and heirlooms. All ‘Clans’ who raise at least $1500 will have a poster of their Family Crest on display at the Festival Headquarters – Holy Cross Hall. For our Calling of the Clans supporters, the festival will begin on Thursday September 7th with a “Holy Hour” event to welcome our Arranmore comrades and thank our Calling of the Clan Supporters for their generosity. This “Holy Hour” special event is an American take on a weekly festive gathering at Early’s Pub on Arranmore at which we will thank and recognize those who are supporting longevity and expansion of the festival.

To become a Calling of the Clans Supporter, please give a gift or pledge before March 17, 2023 – The Great Day!

BECOME A CALLING OFTHE CLANS SUPPORTER IS EASY: Simply complete the transaction on this page.

Support the Craic! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!

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