The Irish Cultural Center
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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Wednesday, February 10 2016 @ 11:16 PM MST

About the Academy

The Irish Cultural Center grew out of a cooperative public-private partnership between the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department; the Arizona Department of Transportation; a Sister City relationship with Ennis, Ireland; and the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, a local non-profit coalition of affiliated Irish and Celtic organizations.

The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies is a major program of the Irish Cultural Center. The goal of the Academy is to offer the highest quality educational and cultural programming. Offerings include music, dance, art, history, literature, drama, crafts, language, and traditional activities.


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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:

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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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

$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

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

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