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
09/10/18 - 11/17/18 Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies New Term Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies offers a variety of lessons and classes taught by highly talented Teaching Artists, who bring many years of training and experience to their fields of study. More information
10/18/18 - 11/30/18 Irish Calendar Photography Competition 2019-20 Phoenix Online entry
Address: 3557 E. Utopia Road. Submit your photos connected to Irish history and family origins in the theme “SOLAR AR SHINSEARACH – Light on Ancestry” to the 2019-2020 Irish Calendar Contest, sponsored by The Hassett Law Firm, PLC, and curated by noted photographer Tim H. Murphy. 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
11/17/18 Irish Celebration of Tea Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Members: $22.50, Non-Members $25.00. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Come in to Loraine’s Parlor and find out all about the Irish Celebration of Tea. Register More information
11/24/18 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Members: $15, Non-Members: $18. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #3: “Sacred Food Traditions of the Indo-Europeans” Register More information
11/30/18 Library Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE (Donations Appreciated). Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. A lecture from Ireland’s own Tim Fanning, author of the book “Paisanos: The Forgotten Irish Who Changed the Face of Latin America.” Paired with the Grand opening of “The Irish in Latin America” exhibit in the Library, More information
11/30/18 - 06/27/19 “The Irish in Latin America” Exhibit Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10: Adults, $8: Senior/Student, $5: Members, Free: Children under 6. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Grand opening paired with the November 30th Lecture by Tim Fanning. Exhibit available for public viewing from November 30th, 2018 through June 27th, 2019 in the McClelland Library’s Exhibit Hall. 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
12/08/18 Annual Christmas at the Castle Celebration Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Join us for our fourth annual “Christmas at the Castle” at the Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Library. This magical family-friendly event features live performances, wonderful food, fun games, photos with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, the affiliate Christmas Tree contest, a cash bar, and holiday cheer! Guests will also enjoy a hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, and face painting! Register 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
12/15/18 Irish Celebration of Tea Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Members: $22.50, Non-Members $25.00. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Come in to Loraine’s Parlor and find out all about the Irish Celebration of Tea. Register More information
12/21/18 Annual Winter Solstice Celebration Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $5.00 adults, children 12 & Under FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Come be part of our annual Winter Solstice Celebration. Solstice marks the longest night of the year when the sun is at its lowest elevation in the sky. The return of the sun from its most southern position on the horizon has always been of great ceremonial significance, in addition to serving as a celestial clock. Here in Phoenix the annual winter solstice begins at 5:15 with poetry, music and crafts. The Grove of the Rising Phoenix will be performing a Druid ritual. Tickets available at the door! More information
01/12/19 Family Film Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Irish film on the big screen! “Into the West” is a tale of two young Irish Traveller boys who come across a magical horse. Once the horse is stolen, adventure ensues as the two young boys find themselves on a quest to get the horse back. The film showing will start at 1PM on January 12th in the Irish Cultural Center’s Great Hall. Sponsored through the generosity and support of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affair and Trade 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
01/19/19 Library Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE (Donations Appreciated). Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. A lecture by James Silas Rogers, editor of New Hibernia Review and the director of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas. More information
01/20/19 Winter 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. UPDATE: Our Fall Tea has moved to spring! 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. Register
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
01/26/19 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Members: $15, Non-Members: $18. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #4: “Poet, Healer, Smith – Brigid of Many Names” Register More information
02/08/19 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
02/23/19 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Members: $15, Non-Members: $18. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #5: “The Indo-European Language Tree” Register More information
03/06/19 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Members: $15, Non-Members: $18. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #6: “The Ogham” Register 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
04/27/19 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Members: $15, Non-Members: $18. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #7: “The Battle of Clontarf” Register More information
05/04/19 Family Film Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Irish film on the big screen to be shown on International Star Wars Day! While “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” takes place in a galaxy far far away, some of the filming was done in Ireland! Join us in wishing “May the 4th be with you,” as we celebrate the film industry in Ireland with the whole family. The film will be shown in our Great Hall at 1PM and costumes are encouraged! Sponsored by the generosity and support of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affair and Trade 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
05/25/19 On the Druids Lecture Series Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Members: $15, Non-Members: $18. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Lecture #8: “Modern Druidism” Register 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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