There is a group near here in Florida called New World Celts that try to keep the culture alive here in the Colonies--joined live Ireland to make some old world Irish friends, especially those liking traditional Irish Music.
I have visited Ireland 3 times and taken my daughters there. We saw the farm where my Great Grandfather was born and drank some Irish Whiskey in the house where my Grandfather was born in Barraduff.
Thought it a hoot that I've lived in Florida so long and found a palm tree growing in the churchyard of the church where my Grandfather was baptized in Barraduff. Never knew they had palm trees in Ireland and wouldn't have suspected it.