Current Board Members

Paul Ahern, President

Tom Rogers, Secretary

Jim Daugherty

Sean Lee, emeritus

Kerry Murphy Giangobbe

Justin O’Brien

Frank Leavy, emeritus

Matt Cunningham

Jim Cunningham, emeritus




Our Mission:


The mission of the Irish Cultural Center is to provide a link between the people of Arizona and the people of Ireland and other Celtic cultures.  The goal of the McClelland Library is to make accessible a comprehensive collection of materials on Ireland and the Irish diaspora on the role of Irish-Americans in Arizona and the Western United States.  The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library are divisions of the Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are owned and maintained by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.


Thank you to Norman P. McClelland for his dedicated service as Board Member and Treasurer.  He will be dearly missed.

Board Meeting Dates

(Subject to Change)

February 14, 2018, First Quarter Meeting

May 12, 2018, Annual Meeting