The Old First Ward Community Center, home of the Shamrock Run is located in the heart of the Old First  Ward, one of the many distinct and colorful neighborhoods in the City of  Buffalo. The Old First Ward was Settled in the early to mid-1800’s largely by Irish immigrants drawn  by opportunities on the waterfront and in the grain and steel mills, the area has a distinctly Irish flavor, with street names such as O’Connell, Fitzgerald and Republic

This website was producenterced (in whole or in part) with the assistance of the City of Buffalo/City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency through the Community Development Block Grant and/or HOME Program.

Other public funding is provided by New York State Housing and Community Renewal Neighborhood Preservation Corporation program, NYS Affordable Housing Corporation, City of Buffalo Community Development Block Grant Human Services, Erie County Senior Services, New York State Office for the Aging, Erie County Youth Services, City of Buffalo Youth Services Division