Wait, I remember a Conradh na Gaeilge in Dallas in the 1990s...are you them?Yes and no. No because that Organization's 501(c)(3) non-profit status lapsed. We've had to do all that paperwork all over again. So, as far as the State of Texas and the IRS is concerned we're a different group "on paper." Also a lot of the teachers and members from before have moved away or found other interests that keep them busy (for instance family/kids that they might not have had before or perhaps a new career). We also have our own domain name now instead of cozy corner of the Geocities (now Reocities) website. Yes because several of the officers from before have come back to help refound the group. For example, Kevin Buckley was the President before and he's the Treasurer now. Seamus Hickey was the Director of Education before and he "carried the torch" during the seven year "lapse" of the early 2000s (he continued Irish Language classes). He still helps teach the Dallas class from time to time. Also, and some might say this is the "real" bottom line... we have the old bank account (that information and the old funds were not lost). We also have the old vinyl green banner that we carried in parades and took to the yearly NTIF. So depending on how you judge such things, we're either the same or different. We consider ourselves the same group (we just had to redo some paperwork). Either way, now you know the story. If you were a member "before" we'd love to have you back. We've kept the candle burning.
Non Profit StatusState of Texas
The DFW Gaelic League is a registered Domestic Non Profit Corporation in the State of Texas as of March 4, 2011. IRS Non Profit
Our original 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the 1990s has lapsed. We are working with a lawyer in Austin to re-register with the IRS.