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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Saturday, August 01 2015 @ 06:48 AM MST
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WELCOME TO THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER AND MCCLELLAND LIBRARY

McClelland Irish Library                        The Irish Cultural Center Academy Website



 
Photo Mike Baxter Photo Bob Rink
                                                                    
Summer Public Walk-In Hours
(Tours, Library & Genealogy)
June 1st – August 13th, 2015
10am – 3pm Wednesday & Thursday
3pm – 8pm  Wednesday Evenings (Library only)
Closed:   August 14th – August 31st, 2015
Summer Office Hours
10am – 3pm Tuesday – Friday
Open Other Hours for Scheduled Classes, Meetings & Events


HOURS for the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library
Public Walk-In Hours
(Tours, Library, Exhibits & Genealogy)
10am – 3pm  Tuesday - Saturday
3pm – 8pm  Wednesday Evenings
(Library, Exhibits & Genealogy only, no tours)
Open other times for Scheduled Events, Classes, Meetings & Rentals

Admission is free to the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library

Fees for complex-wide guided tours and exhibits

Adults, General Public – $5 tour, $10 exhibit, $13 combined
Seniors & Students – $3 tour, $8 exhibit, $10 combined
Children 6-17 – $3 tour, $5 exhibit, $7 combined
Members – $3 tour, $5 exhibit, $8 combined
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SAVE THE DATE: 8TH ANNUAL ANAM CARA GALA ON OCTOBER 10TH

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The 8th Annual Anam Cara Gala is set for Saturday, Oct. 10th.

During the event, we sponsor a Silent and Live Auction.  The auction helps us raise additional funds which go toward sustaining our programs.

If you or someone you know can donate to the auction, please contact us at 602-258-0109 or email helene.mcghee@azirish.org

We are asking that the donation be a value of at least $30 or more.  Gift Certificates, sports memorabilia or tickets to events would be appreciated. 
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ACADEMY OF IRISH & CELTICS STUDIES TERM 3 2015 STARTS JULY 6TH

Academy of Irish & Cultural Studies


The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies begins its third term of 2015 on July 6th. The cost for dance or language classes is $125.00 for the 10 week term (minimum 3 person class).  The cost for Reader's Theater/Drama is $100 (Minimum 6 person class). Music lessons are all private lessons and are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. Private classes may be adjusted to fit your schedule. The cost for private lessons is $200.00 per ten-weeks of 30 minute classes.  60 minute private classes are available at $400 for the ten-weeks.  Tuition may be pro-rated for late starters. NOTE: Private tuition is available in all subjects. A number of scholarships may also be available.
If a teacher has two students at the same level, that teacher may decide to have both in the same class for an hour as long as both students and teacher are in agreement with the arrangement.

For further information, please call Pat McCrossan at the Academy office (602) 864 2357 or main number at 602-258-0109 Email: academy@azirish.org  Visit the academy website at www.iccacademy.com

The 3rd Saturday of most months, we offer Ceili dance lessons. This is a 2 hour dance-intensive workshop, geared towards both beginning and advanced dancers of all ages. Cost is $16.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Call Mary at 602-258-0109. RSVP requested.

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ICC & MIL FOR 2015

EventsAugust 7th First Friday in The Great Hall
August 21st  Ceili
August 28th Contra Dance
August 29th Irish Female Pirates
September 1st Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Library resume regular hours
September 4th First Friday in The Great Hall
September 18th
Ceili

September 27th  Ennis Sister Cities Book Festival
October 
Remembering the 1916 Easter Rising Exhibit opens in the McClelland Library
October 4th Annual Fall Tea
October 10th  Annual Anam Cara Gala

For more information on Library events, please go to www.azirishlibrary.org

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THIRD FRIDAY CEILIS ONLY

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The Center will be presenting Ceilis on the third Friday of the month only. Enjoy Irish social dancing in a relaxed atmosphere with live music and dance lessons.
Admission is $6.00 with children under 12 Free (2 with each paid admission) Ceilis start at 7:00 pm. 

Starting with the Third Friday Ceili in August we will be having a "Beginners/Orientation session" starting at 6:30 and going until 7:15 when the Ceili will officially start. We will be including the basic steps, and the basic movements, "such as round the house", "advance and retire" and "Wheels, stars and hands across", and pertinent terminology during the Orientation session. Our hope is to give new folk a chance to get comfortable with the dancing, and then have to do much less instruction during the Ceili itself. In turn we hope to be able to increase the number of dances we can do during the Ceili. All, including experienced dancers, first-timers and everyone in between, are welcome at the Orientation sessions.

Ceili dance workshops at the Center are on the third Saturday of most months from 1:00-3:00 PM. These are two hour dance intensive for beginning and advanced dancers. Beginners will focus on basic footwork and simpler Ceili dances (Fairy Reel, Siege of Ennis, etc). Advanced dancers will learn more difficult figure dances (Cross Reel, Trip To The Cottage, etc).

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ANNUAL FALL TEA ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

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RECEPTION FOR DR. TIM CAMPBELL FROM THE ST. PATRICK'S CENTRE ON AUGUST 11TH



Dr. Tim Campbell,  Director of the Saint Patrick Centre,  will be the guest of honor at a reception on Tuesday,  August 11, at the Irish Cultural Center. The Friends of Saint Patrick-Arizona Chapter will host the event in the Norton Room at 7:00 PM.

Dr. Campbell will discuss activities happening at the Centre in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.  Ciara Archer, the 2015 Young Ambassador to the Centre,  will recount the
adventures she had during her 2 week internship in July.

Everyone is welcome.  Please RSVP to Glenda Walker,  602 277 1376,  after Noon

www.saintpatrickcentre.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-St-Patrick-Centre-Arizona-Chapter/267735040072369

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BECOME A PERMANENT PART OF THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER BY PURCHASING AN ENGRAVED BRICK IN OUR HERITAGE CLOS

Your donation of $100.00 for a brick helps the Irish Cultural Center continue it's endeavors of spreading Irish and Celtic culture with the Valley of the Sun through it's many programs and events.  Each brick has 2 lines and 14 spaces per line.  We will then place it in the County of your choice.  This is a great way to honor your loved ones past and present!  Please contact the ICC at 602-258-0109 for information and orders.
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FEARLESS FEMALES - AUDACIOUS AND FEISTY WOMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

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"A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS" CANCELLED

EventsDue to unforeseen circumstances, the September 26th performance of "A Couple of Blaguards" has been cancelled.   We hope to re-schedule for later in the year.