The Irish Center is proud to display the plaques honoring the NAFC Hall of Fame members, including local honoree Maureen McDade McGrory (postumously) in 2003. Maureen established the McDade School of Irish Dance, and the school remains active today as the award winning McDade - Cara School of Irish Dance.

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Friday, July 11th at 8:00PM

Liam Mclaughlin presents a night of social dance music, and the admission is $15

Saturday, July 19th

Maloney's of Ardmore sponsors a fundraiser to benefit the Irish Center.

Tuesday, July 29th

The movie The Minnitts of Anabeg will be presented at 7:30 PM. Admission is $10, and features a QandA with the writer.

Summer Dining Out

A portion of receipts will be contributed to the Irish Center for dinners served every Tuesday in July and August at The Irish Pub, Maggie O'Neills, McGillins, Plough and the Stars, and Tip O'Learys. You must present a coupon (available by email from the Irish Center or

The Irish Center is pleased to present GAA football and hurling telecasts live from Ireland every weekend through the championship matches in September. Call for the weekend schedule.

We’ve created a welcoming atmosphere to both Irish and non-Irish individuals and offer a wide selection of cultural, educational, & social programs and activities structured to appeal to a diverse audience. 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.

For more information about scheduled events you can review the calendar or e-mail:

Meeting and Banquet Facilities -The Center also provides meeting and banquet facilities. We can accommodate groups ranging from 25 to 550 people. Consider hosting your next event, be it a bridal or baby shower, a christening, birthday or graduation party, wedding reception, or fund raising affair, at the Irish Center.

We are located at 6815 Emlen Street (the corner of Carpenter Lane and Emlen Streets) in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia

For further information about our meeting and banquet rooms, please call manager Tom Walsh at (215) 843-8051, or e-mail him at: