COVID-19 and the ICLF’s response:

April 30th, 2020: Update

In accordance with the Arizona State Governor and the City of Phoenix, the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library will remain closed until further notice. Please check back here for future updates.

March 23rd, 2020: Update

The ICLF Board of Trustees is aligned with the City of Phoenix guidance on COVID-19. As a result we will remain closed through April 30th.

March 13th, 2020

Our top priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of our staff, affiliates, volunteers, community and others that work at or visit our beautiful facility. We have been focused on anticipating situations and proactively putting plans in place to minimize their impact. None of our decisions have been made without research, advice, discussion, and planning in mind. After much consideration, in consultation with the ICLF Board of Trustees, we have made the decision to close the ICLF in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We are taking two actions:

  1. The ICLF will postpone our March 14th and March 17th events to later in the year in alignment with COVID-19 increased concerns and other Cultural Centers globally (including Ireland, US)
  2. The ICLF will remain closed for the month of March in alignment with COVID-19 increased concerns for all general public activities and events

Effective March 13th until March 31st all ICLF events, academy classes, affiliate events, tours and volunteer activities are cancelled. ICLF staff will have the option to WFH. Exceptions and onsite activity will require approval from the ICLF President of the Board.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your support and advocacy of this decision.

-ICLF Board of Trustees

The City of Phoenix owns the Irish Cultural Center and has an operating agreement with the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation (ICLF) to manage it. The March 14th St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire is not a city event and not produced by the Irish Cultural Center. Information about that event is available at Information about the ICLF is available at

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COVID-19 and Arizona

Please see the Arizona Department of Health Services for more information