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Who we are

The Irish Beach Improvement Club is a not-for-profit mutual benefit corporation serving the community of Irish Beach with Parks, Recreation and private gated beach access. We are citizens who love where we live and have a strong desire to maintain the beauty of our surroundings with no impact to the ecosystem. 

What we do

  • We maintain, service, and make improvements to:

    • Pomo Lake

    • Pomo Lake Park

    • Gazebo Park

    • The Beach access road Security Gate

    • The Beach access up and down roads.

    • The beach parking area and foot paths to the beach.

  • We promote good will in our community and arrange and host a variety of activities and events for all members to enjoy throughout the year.

Please visit the IBIC Video Page to view 

many of the projects and improvements

made over the years

Where did the Name "Irish Beach" come from?

Irish Beach got its name from John Irish.  John Irish came to California from Boston in the 1850's for the Gold Rush.  After that, he came here to the Coast and settled what is now Irish Beach.  After about ten years of sheep ranching here, he moved his family to the Anderson Valley where he lived the rest of his life.  He is buried in the cemetery in Boonville.  If you look at old topo maps before Irish Beach, you'll see Irish Creek, named for John Irish.  There is an entire page on Next Door entitled History you can go into.  Or if you search on Next Door for "John Irish" you'll get a picture of him along with a brief history of him.  One of the old Irish Beach websites had this history as well.  Many people here assume the Moores named it as it looks like Ireland and they probably have Irish roots from their name - but that is not the case!

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