Céad Míle Fáilte
A lot of us claim Irish heritage, but even if you don’t, the Irish Center opens its arms to you. Let us share our vibrant culture and take advantage of our many facilities—including our spacious and elegant ballroom. And join in the exciting activities sponsored by the many groups and organizations that make the Irish Center their home.
September 14: Monthly Senior Luncheon at Noon
September 20: GAA All Ireland Football Final, Kerry vs. Dublin at 10:30 Am. Pay per view charge for adults is $20, and a special Commodore Barry Breakfast will be available for purchase.
September 20: Oldtimers Dinner dance at 5:00PM, featuring dinner by Bonner’s Irish Pub and music by the Vince Gallagher Band. Open bar cocktail hour from 5:00 to 6:00, then cash bar. The cost is $40.
Friday, October 2 at 7:30: Trivia Night sponsored by the Derry Society. Doors open at 7:00PM and games start at 7:30. The cost is $25/person and teams are encouraged to join. Pizza, soda, draft beer and wine are included in the registration.
The Philadelphia area is up to its eyebrows in O’Briens and Ryans and Sheehans and Meehans, and all manner of people with Irish last names. For that matter, a lot of us boast Irish heritage, even if our last names happen to be Fiore, Filipowski or Fenstermacher.
So here’s the point: if you have Irish in you, we here at the Irish Center open our arms to you. Consider the Irish Center your own little bit of Ireland here in Philly.
The Irish Center serves as the home for any number of Irish organizations and societies, including the Philadelphia Ceili Group, Danny Browne AOH Division 80, and the Cummins School of Irish Dance. Lessons in Irish music and dance for adults and children are held weekly. A traditional Irish music session is held most Friday evenings. We even show broadcasts of Gaelic sports, live from Ireland.
No matter who you are, no matter where your people hail from, as they say in the Irish language: Céad míle fáilte—a hundred thousand welcomes.