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.
March 6, 7:00 PM, RUNA in concert Admission is $20.
March 12, 8:00 PM, A night of traditional music featuring John Blake (flute), Mairead Hurley (concertina), and Nathan Gourley (fiddle). Admission is $20.
March 13, 4:00 PM Family friendly post Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – music, dancers, food for purchase – adults $10, children under 17 are free
March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day Mass at noon and Senior Luncheon afterwards (cost of lunch is $10)
March 19, 8:00 PM – Liam McLaughlin, Irish country singer from County Antrim hosts a night of song and dancing. Admission is $15
April 1, 7:30 PM – Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly, formerly of Celtic Thunder, perform a concert in the Ballroom. Tickets are $35
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.