Latest COVID-19 Information


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every business, family, and sector of life.
The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library’s (ICLF) priority is to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers, patrons, and partners.
Below is pertinent information regarding on site events, rentals, meetings, and facility use as approved by the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation Board of Trustees.

If you have already purchase a Groupon ticket, please do not repurchase another one here, contact to schedule separately 

Effective February 28th, 2022;

In alignment with the CDC and City of Phoenix, masks are no longer required inside the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation facility grounds.


Effective August 2nd, 2021;

Masks are required in all city buildings.
As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers.
Therefore the Irish Cultural Center requires masks when social distancing can not be enforced and the McClelland Library requires masks at all times throughout the library.

(Note: The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.)


Effective June 17th, 2021;

The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library will open for pre-scheduled tours. The purchase button above has all available dates and times for tours. Tours MUST be pre-scheduled and walk-ins will not be admitted.
– Guests may visit the Great Hall, Irish cottage, and first floor of the McClelland Library in a guided tour.

Private/affiliate meetings and events may take place
o    ICLF STAFF MUST BE PRESENT FOR DURATION OF EVENT. Access to main gate to remain restricted to ICLF full time staff ONLY
–  Fully vaccinated attendees are no longer required to wear facial coverings, unvaccinated attendees must wear a facial mask while indoors at the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library
o    Unvaccinated attendees must provide their own masks
o     Limited supplies of paper masks available on site and restricted for emergency purposes
– Increased social distancing measures are in place in accordance with the CDC and State Guidelines. Recommended 6 ft (2 meters) distance between visitors.
o     Signage will be displayed around the facility from the CDC on how to diminish the spread of COVID
– Main gate from ICLF parking lot will remain locked during the duration of the event/meeting
– Patrons will be let in upon arrival and must call upon arrival
– The ICLF will provide hand sanitizer in each rental space
– Increased cleaning measures to occur after each rental
No drop-in meetings with staff allowed
o     All events, meetings, and in-person discussions on site must be pre-scheduled

Academy classes not to be held on site
– All visitors/rentals must sign a waiver of liability and indemnification

The McClelland Irish Library:

– The McClelland Irish Library will only offer curb-side book services at this time and no on-site book check out will be admitted.
o     Late fees and dues to be waived until further notice
– Library from Home available online
No material donations accepted
– No volunteers needed until further notice
– Space available for rent in the McClelland Library with approval from the Operations Director and Library Manager