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Monday, May 30 2016 @ 05:26 AM MST
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10TH ANNUAL BLOOMIN' BEERFEST - JUNE 11TH

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Irish Cultural Center Celebrates 10th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest

On Saturday evening, June 11, the Irish Cultural Center (ICC) pulls out all the stops to commemorate the life of Irish author James Joyce during the 10th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest.

Why “Bloomin’?” The protagonist from Joyce’s novel Ulysses is Leopold Bloom and Ireland has been celebrating “Bloomsday” since the 1920s. “Typically, Bloomsday is celebrated on June 16,” said Tom Fitzsimmons, general manager of the Center. “That’s the date Joyce used as the setting for this book.”“It’s also the anniversary of Joyce’s first-date with his future wife and muse Nora Barnacle,” added Chas Moore, head librarian at the adjoining McClelland Irish Library (MIL). “But we prefer to celebrate on Saturdays!”

The Center gates open at 6:30 p.m. and Bloomin’ Beerfest runs 7 to 11 p.m. This year’s festival includes live Irish music by De Mairt Ceol and Open Beta, plus live readings from Ulysses by students from the Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies.

For $25, prepaid guests get a souvenir drinking cup and sixteen (16) tickets good toward beer tasting, wine, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and food. Members of the ICC and MIL get an additional four (4) tickets. Presale admission is available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2558074 until noon on June 11. After that, guests pay $35 at the gate; additional food and drinks tickets can be purchased for $1.00 each at the event.Nondrinkers pay only $10 at the gate and receive two (2) tickets good for soda or bottled water. Admission for children 12 and under is only $1.00, but includes no tickets. Given the mature subject matter and language in Ulysses, live readings from the book are restricted to adults 18 and older.
The Irish Cultural Center castle rests between West Culver and Portland Streets at 1106 North Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix. Free overflow parking is available at the Hance Park lot on Culver.The Roosevelt Street Light Rail Station is 0.2 miles south of the ICC on Central Avenue, a mere three minute walk. Visit www.valleymetro.org for train schedules.

For any questions:

Contact: Elaine Price, ICC Program Events Manager

602.258.0109 x357 | elaine.monaghan-price@azirish.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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LEGENDS OF CELTIC EXPLORATION IN THE ANCIENT AMERICAS MOVES TO NOVEMBER 6TH

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LEGENDS OF CELTIC EXPLORATION IN THE ANCIENT AMERICAS  ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 7TH MOVES TO NOVEMBER 6TH

ACMRS Calendar: https://acmrs.org/news/events/legends-celtic-exploration-ancient-americas-saints-princes-red-haired-gods

RSVP Link: https://celtic-exploration.eventbrite.com

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THE IRISH CURRACH TEAM OF PHOENIX NOW FORMING

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Currach Team Phoenix is looking for rowers! No rowing experience is necessary. We have just started offering opportunities to row the Teams’ two 18’ authentic three-seat currachs. If you are interested, contact me and I will add your email to the Currach Team Phoenix list.  You will then receive an automated invitation to choose rowing slots on Saturdays and Thursdays.  Members of Currach Team Phoenix will have the choice of competitive rowing, recreational rowing, planning and promoting events, learning about the history and culture of the Irish currach, constructing a currach, and helping with the administration of the group.Thank you for your interest in this new ICC program.  Paul
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PHOENIX GAELS NEWS

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If you know anybody especially those born in Ireland who want to play either Hurling or Gaelic Football with the Gaels this year its important we have them all registered so Please notify Denis at denis.b.kelly@intel.com.
Jason
If your interested in playing please drop me a email jasonryan31@hotmail.com  or contact me through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=53110445534.

For those of you interested in learning or dusting off the cobwebs we will have a few pre-league sessions at Palo Verde Park in Mesa, I will forward details to those that are interested. They will begin just after Christmas.  If you still know people interested its not too late to join.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEAbWrdB9XU just an overview of Gaelic Football
Gaelic football combines the suspense of soccer, the skills and scoring of basketball, and the speed of the fastest sports in the world in a free-flowing action-packed sport. It originated in Ireland centuries ago, but it's taking off in North America. Try it!