Céad Míle Fáilte
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.
And if your roots happen to have been planted elsewhere, know that our little patch of Ireland is not just for the Irish. We’ve created a welcoming atmosphere to both Irish and the non-Irish, and we offer a wide selection of cultural, educational and social programs and activities structured to appeal to a diverse audience.
So 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.