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
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
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
04/06/19 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Castle Keep, in the McClelland Library
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Family Story Hour is filled with stories, discussions, and crafts. Our program introduces parents and children to Irish authors, stories and traditions in a fun and interactive fashion. Join us in April for “The President’s Cat” by Peter Donnelly and “April Foolishness” by Teresa Bateman. More information
04/13/19 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. Level II Intermediate 1-Day Seminar. Ireland Civil Registration- Post Famine Research Using Civil Records, taught by Miles Davenport. Register More information
04/17/19 Celtic Art History Class Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: 5 class session: $135 for Individual members, $150 for Individual Non-Members 1 class only: $27 Individual Members, $30 Individual Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Two-dimensional works, the manuscript and art of illumination as seen through the eyes of the monks who handcrafted and the Books of Kells, Armagh and Lindesfarne Taught by Lynn Mascarelli More information
04/19/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
04/20/19 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 10:00am. Admission: FREE (Donations Appreciated). Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. This multimedia presentation features live music, historical perspectives, and reflections on the causes and outcomes of the 1916 Easter Rising. This moving multimedia journey featuring live ballads, music, readings and poetry presented in historical context. Register More information
04/20/19 Irish Celebration of Tea Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Members of the Irish Cultural Center: $22.50, Non-Members: $25. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Come in to Loraine’s Parlor and learn all about tea! Register 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 Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Castle Keep, in the McClelland Library
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Family Story Hour is filled with stories, discussions, and crafts. Our program introduces parents and children to Irish authors, stories and traditions in a fun and interactive fashion. Join us in May for “The Crayons’ Book of Colors” by Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt and “Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill” by Tomie De Paola. 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
05/15/19 Genealogy Workshop Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 11:00am. Admission: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Level II Intermediate 1-Day Seminar. Finding the Source: A Survey of Irish Genealogical Websites and Databases, taught by Miles Davenport. Register More information
05/15/19 Celtic Art History Class Phoenix, AZ Norton Room
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: 5 class session: $135 for Individual members, $150 for Individual Non-Members 1 class only: $27 Individual Members, $30 Individual Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Celtic Revival, Art of Conflict 1916 A lively discussion as we sort through the 1801-1923 Celtic Revival, its literature, its theater and which will include the Conflict Art of 1916 and beyond, its murals and poster art. Taught by Lynn Mascarelli More information
05/17/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
05/18/19 Irish Celebration of Tea Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Members of the Irish Cultural Center: $22.50, Non-Members: $25. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Come in to Loraine’s Parlor and learn all about tea! Register 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
06/15/19 Irish Celebration of Tea Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Members of the Irish Cultural Center: $22.50, Non-Members: $25. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Come in to Loraine’s Parlor and learn all about tea! Register More information
06/17/19 - 06/21/19 Irish Arts Summer Camp (IASC) Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 9:00am. Admission: $100 per camper. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Whether your camper wants to be on stage or behind the scenes helping to make it happen, this summer camp is for them! Campers between the ages of 8 and 12 will have the opportunity to develop performance skills through interpretation of the famous Irish tale while learning about Irish Art, Music, Dance, Language, Sports, Theatre, and… PIRATES! Register More information
06/21/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
07/19/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
08/16/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
09/20/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
10/18/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
10/19/19 Anam Cara Awards Gala Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Join for what promises to be a great night of dinner, live music and entertainment to showcase what we’re all about, a silent auction, laughter and craic, and a gathering of friends old and new at our 12th Annual Anam Cara Awards Gala! Register More information
11/15/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information
12/14/19 Annual Christmas at the Castle Celebration Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: Adults: $10, Kids 11-16: $5, Children 10 & Under: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Join us for our fifth 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
12/20/19 Third Friday Ceili Phoenix, AZ The Great Hall
Time: 7:30pm. 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 at 6:30pm for newcomer lesson. More information

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