The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library are home to events and programs for visitors of all ages.

Our annual events have become traditions in the local Irish community, and our programs and special one time activities bring excitement to every calendar year.

Whether you are interested in learning the Irish Language, rowing a Currach, delving into Irish literature, playing in our Academy Band, or learning more about your family history, the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library will have an event or program available for everyone in the Arizona Irish Community.

About our Community:

Our Community is you! We come from all places and generations, backgrounds and interests. The census estimates 10% of our great state has an Irish relative in their family tree and that 12% have Celtic roots, and an even greater number have an interest in things that are Irish. If you fit any of those segments you are the Irish Community! Come and join us and celebrate all our community has to offer!

Date Event City Venue
09/30/17 - 05/26/18 From Protest to Peace Exhibition Phoenix, AZ McClelland Library
Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109.
04/27/18 Library Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE (Donations Appreciated). Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Guest Speaker Robert O’Driscoll, Consul General of Ireland to the Western United States, will be presenting on the impact of the Good Friday Agreement on contemporary Ireland.
04/28/18 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. David Park, Truth Commissioner (novel, 2007) More information
04/28/18 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 1:30pm. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #7: The Battle of Clontarf
04/28/18 Family Film Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Please join us for a family-friendly showing of “The Book of Kells” More information
05/05/18 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Castle Keep, in the McClelland Library
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. “The Way Back Home” by Oliver Jeffers and “The Cow on the Roof” by Eric Maddern and Paul Hess More information
05/18/18 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $7 each. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty with live music! One free child under 12 with each paid adult Come early for newcomer lesson Workshop lessons available by RSVP only
05/19/18 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Members of the Irish Cultural Center: $22.50, Non-Members: $25. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Learn more about the history of tea, the important custom and significance of drinking tea in Ireland, the etiquette surrounding tea in Ireland, the difference between High Tea, Afternoon Tea and Cream Tea, the medicinal properties of tea, common mistakes in brewing tea, how to make a proper ‘cuppa’, and more! Everyone will take home a memento of the day. Buy Tickets
05/26/18 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 1:30pm. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #8: Modern Druidism
05/29/18 - 06/01/18 Irish Arts Summer Camp (IASC) Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 9:00am. Admission: $150 Early Bird Registration by April 15th, $175 Regular Registration closes May 8th. Before and After Camp Care available!. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. “The Punny Tail of Finn McCool and the Salmon of Knowledge” Campers 8-12 explore this famous folk tale through Irish Art, Music, Dance, and Theatre to create a showcase performance of this original play! Buy Tickets

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