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
07/20/18 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
08/17/18 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
09/08/18 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Castle Keep, in the McClelland Library
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. “The Great Explorer” by Chris Judge “Socks for Mr. Wolf” by Tatyana Feeney More information
09/16/18 Annual Fall Tea Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: Members $18, Non-Members $20, At the Door $30. Children 10 & Under free (with rsvp). Box office: 6022580109. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Come and join us for an afternoon filled with delicious food, including a variety of sandwiches, scones, cakes, soda bread and, of course, tea. There will also be entertainment, games, drawings, music and dancing. Celebrate the start of cool Autumn days. Buy Tickets
09/21/18 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
09/22/18 Genealogy Workshop Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Taught by Miles Davenport. The workshop will demonstrate how to find birth, marriage, and death records utilizing online sources containing both indexes and images of original records. More information
09/29/18 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Colum McCann, “TransAtlantic” (novel, 2013) More information
10/06/18 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Castle Keep, in the McClelland Library
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. “Owl-Bat, Bat-owl” by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick “Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka” by Tomie DePaola More information
10/19/18 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
10/20/18 Anam Cara Awards Gala Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $150 General Public, $125 for ICLF Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Doors open at 5pm for Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction Previews. Dinner served at 6:30 More information
10/27/18 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. William Trevor, “Felicia’s Journey” (novel,1994) More information
11/03/18 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Castle Keep, in the McClelland Library
Time: 10:30am. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. “This Moose Belongs to Me” by Oliver Jeffers “The President’s Glasses” by Peter Donnelly
11/16/18 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
11/17/18 Genealogy Workshop Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Taught by Miles Davenport. This workshop will acquaint participants with the basic genealogical process along with goal-setting, research source selection and documentation requirements. More information
12/01/18 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Flann O’Brien, “At Swim Two Birds” (novel, 1951) More information
12/01/18 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Castle Keep, in the McClelland Library
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” illustrated by John O’Brien “Angela and the Baby Jesus” by Frank McCourt, illustrated by Raul Colon More information
12/14/18 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
01/18/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
01/26/19 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Angela Bourke, “The Burning of Bridget Cleary” (narrative based on historical case, 1999) More information
02/15/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
02/23/19 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Sebastian Barry, “The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty” (novel,1998) More information
03/15/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
03/30/19 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Alice McDermott, “The Ninth Hour” (novel, 2017) More information
04/19/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
04/27/19 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. John Banville, “The Sea” (novel, 2005) More information
05/17/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
06/21/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
07/19/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
08/16/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
09/20/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
10/18/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
11/15/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information
12/20/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $6.00, 1 Child Under 12 free with a paid adult. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Run by Jim/Anne Daugherty, Usual band: De Mairt Ceol. Come early for newcomer lesson. Workshop lessons available by RSVP only. More information

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