Committee of Management

The Celtic Club is Temporarily Closed.

The Club's 320 Queen St Social Venue is currently Closed. Please call the Club's Admin Office on (03) 8535 4500 during business hours for any inquiries.


Celtic Club Press Release RE: MP Marlene Kairouz


2017 Election Results

President            Brian Shanahan – unopposed

Vice President   Helene McNamara – unopposed

Treasurer            Sean McKeon – unopposed

Secretary             Peter Donnellan - unopposed


Committee Election 408 votes were cast

  1. Jennifer O’Brien       336 votes
  2. James Dunne             334 votes
  3. Ciaran Crehan            327 Votes
  4. Brad Green                 321 Votes
  5. Conrad Corry             305 Votes
  6. James Kilmurray       106 Votes
  7. Sean Lavin                     90 Votes
  8. Frank O’Connor          85 Votes
  9. Kerri Easton                  85 Votes

                                With the top 5 being elected


 Message from The President


President's Update on the Buyback of The Club Venue at 320 Queen St. Melbourne


On Club letterhead 05/08/2017


Nominations letter July '17

Nominations letter on Club letterhead



Nominations for the forthcoming Committee Elections closed at 5pm on Friday 30th June 2017.


The following nominations were received:


POSITION                             NOMINEE                             NOMINATORS

President                              Brian Shanahan                   Helene McNamara + Ciaran Crehan (No election required – Will be elected unopposed)                             

Vice President                      Helene McNamara          Susan Norman + Paul Norman (No election required – Will be elected unopposed)


Secretary                                Karen Roe                        Peter Hudson + Brian Shanahan

                                                Peter Donnellan                     Felicity Allen + William Burke


Treasurer                                Sean McKeon                   Helene McNamara + Ciaran Crehan

                                                Daniel Thorpe                   Michele Thorpe + Matthew Thorpe


Committee (5)                        Conrad Corry                John Corry + Phillip Moore

                                                Brad Green                     Conrad Corry + Brian Shanahan

                                                Ciaran Crehan                Helene McNamara + Brian Shanahan

                                                James Dunne                  Helene McNamara + Sean McKeon

                                                Jim Kilmurray                  Des Fitzgerald + Michael McGarvey

                                                Felicity Allen                   Lillian Benfell + Elizabeth Benfell

                                                Peter Gavin                           Conrad Corry + Phillip Moore

                                                Peter Hudson                        Peter Gavin + Helene McNamara

                                                Jennifer O’Brien                    Peter Gavin + Helene McNamara

                                                Sean Lavin                  Helene McNamara + Brian Shanahan

                                                Kerri Easton                           Felicity Allen + Frank O’Connor

                                                Frank O’Connor                     Elizabeth Benfell + Kerri Easton 

Elections, if all of the current nominations remain valid until after 31st August 2017, will therefore be held for the positions of: Secretary, Treasurer & the 5 Committee positions.



Mark Dalmau

General Manager

Acting Returning Officer




Message from the President and Committee

Notice to members on nomination for Committee

Membership renewal forms



Download on Club letterhead here


Celtic Club Annual Report 2015-2016

Download Available - Click here



Celtic Club Sale News


Dear Members,

The Special General Meeting on the proposed sale was held last evening. After a long night with 344 votes cast, you as members have decided to support the sale of our current Club premises to Beulah International.

There were 274 votes for the sale; 68 votes against, and 2 informal.

After a long and sometimes emotional journey to get to this stage, I would like to thank all members for their patience and support in reaching this resolution. In particular, I would like to pay tribute to the work of past Presidents and the Members of the previous Committees of Management.  I will also take this opportunity to specially acknowledge the contribution of Francie Collins who worked tirelessly on behalf of our Club in the early stages of our sale/redevelopment project.

It is now time to focus on the opportunities we have to rebuild our Club.  It will be a Club, which can support and promote our Irish and Irish Australian culture and traditions in Melbourne and Victoria.  

Your feedback, ideas and avid support are needed and welcome as we move to the next stage of the project.

The Committee of Management looks forward to working with you.  We are energised by the trust you have shown in our capacity to achieve great things for the Celtic Club and its members.



Brian Shanahan O.A.M


Celtic Club



The Celtic Club is currently managed by a Committee of Management elected by the Members.

  • Brian Shanahan          President
  • Helene McNamara       Vice-President
  • Daniel Thorpe             Treasurer
  • Felicity Allen               Secretary
  • Ciaran Crehan
  • Conrad Corry
  • Sean McKeon
  • James Dunne
  • Brad Green