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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Thursday, February 11 2016 @ 09:52 AM MST
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WELCOME TO THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER AND MCCLELLAND LIBRARY

To become a member of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, please click link below

McClelland Irish Library



 
Photo Mike Baxter Photo Bob Rink
                                                                    

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,
Seniors & Students – $3 tour, $8 exhibit,
Children 6-17 – $3 tour, $5 exhibit,
Members – $3 tour, $5 exhibit,
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FROM ARIZONA TO IRELAND RAFFLE



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UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER AND MCCLELLAND LIBRARY FOR 2016

Now until June 2016 The 1916 Commemoration Exhibit in the McClelland Library
Feb 11th, - Mar 24th "Basics of Irish-American Genealogy Research"
Mar 12th, 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire with Parade Committee
Mar 17th, 2016 St Patrick’s Day “The most Authentic in the Valley"
Mar 26th, 2016 100 year Easter Rising Celebration
May 14th, 2016 AZ Celtic Women
June 11th, 2016 Annual Bloomin' Beerfest
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ACADEMY OF IRISH AND CELTIC STUDIES TERM 1 2016 STARTS JANUARY 4, 2016

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesThe Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies begins its first term of 2016 on January 4th. 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 $125 (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 the main number at 602-258-0109 Email: elaine.monaghan-price@azirish.org

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 602-258-0109. RSVP required

Class and teacher information coming soon
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FIRST FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5TH - OUR ARTIST IS LYNN MASCARELLI

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Join us on Friday, February 5th as we showcase the work of Lynn Mascarelli

ART OPENING, FEB 5

Lynn Herdman Mascarelli, local artisan/author, will be the featured artist for February in the Great Hall. Her show will include her familiar framed fabric works of the sea, lighthouses and medieval holy ones: Brendan, Patrick and Brigid (her feast day is Feb 1). Included will be artful interpretations of the 1916 Easter Rising remembrance, quote-cards from Irish authors, Celtic crosses and paintings on canvas of Irish ruins. Lynn’s art opening will include a book signing of her two new must-read Arizona
mysteries.
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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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FAMILY STORY HOUR RETURNS TO THE LIBRARY STARTING IN FEBRUARY 2016


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IRELAND: ISLE OF SAINTS AND SCHOLARS

EventsIreland: Isle of Saints and Scholars
Scottsdale Civic Center Library     3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251   
Wed, Feb 17, 2016    6:00 pm
FREE Admission

Join Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix co-founder Sean Lee for a screening and post-screening discussion of the 60-minute documentary The Work of Angels: The Book of Kells, which explores how the greatest Irish manuscript to survive from the Middle Ages came to be made on the edge of the then-known world.
For centuries, monasteries were the center of religion, education, law and community. Following the film screening, Lee will discuss the monastic growth of Christianity in Ireland, starting with the arrival of St. Patrick and its integration with pagan ceremonies, and covering the expansion of Irish monasticism throughout Europe
 
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3 DAY IRISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 26TH, 27TH AND 28TH

Academy of Irish & Cultural Studies
2016 Deireadh Seachtaine, 3-Day Irish language Workshop Feb 26th, 27th, 28th 2016.

10.00am - 4.00pm with Fulbright scholar Emma Lowry

Level: All levels of ability are welcome from complete beginner to advanced. The instructor is a native Irish speaker commissioned by the Ireland-United States (Fulbright) Commission for Educational Exchange.

Meals and snacks:
The cost of meals is not included. Lunch can be ordered from a menu of your preference and will be brought in for you. Snacks and beverages will be provided during the classes. There are a variety of restaurants nearby for your enjoyment in the evenings.

Location: The workshop is being held at the beautiful Irish Cultural Center located in downtown Phoenix on Central Avenue between McDowell and Roosevelt. 1106 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 www.azirish.org

Cost:
$50 per day,. 3-Day special rate: $125
ICC Members / ICC Academy Students Cost: $25 day.
ICC Members / ICC Academy Students 3 day special rate $75.


To Register: please call Elaine Monaghan-Price, Program Events Manager, 602-864-2357 or email
elaine.monaghan-price@azirish.org

Online Registration will also be available soon on our website.

For more information about the course, please call Vicki Champion at 623-680-1711 or e-mail AZRangGaeilge@gmail.com

Accommodations: out of town visitors will need to find their own lodgings.
Hotel Suggestion: The Fairfield Inn is just north of us on Central and is near the light rail, which can bring you right to the corner near the Irish Cultural Center. Fairfield Inn: (602) 716-9900 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxas-fairfield-inn-and-suites-phoenix-midtown/
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6 WEEK GENEALOGY CLASS "BAISCS OF IRISH-AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Join Robert Wilbanks on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm February 11th through March 24th, 2016 (NO class March 17th) at the McClelland Library for an evening of mastering the basics of genealogy.  The 6 week “Basics of irish-American Genealogy Research” class will cover:

  • Basic techniques of genealogy research
  • Learn how to trace your Celtic ancestors starting in U.S. records
  • Locate various types of records from U.S. Census records to naturalization records, land records to church records
  • Traditional and online research methods, including new technology
  • Organizing your findings and presenting your completed research