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
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
06/04/19 Young Professional Networking Happy Hour Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Box office: 6022580109. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Calling all Young Professionals between 21-39! Join us at Clancy’s Pub for FREE Appetizers (on us) and a Pub Quiz contest! $100 Gift Card Grand Prize for our trivia and additional fun prizes! Stick around for a darts tournament and karaoke! More information
06/08/19 Film: Western US Premiere of “Unquiet Graves” Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE (Donations Appreciated). Box office: 6022580109. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Heartbreaking perspectives from the families of victims, chilling reconstructions, and a jawdropping interview with a whistleblower bring to the big screen the story of the Glenanne Gang and a sectarian killing spree that claimed the lives of over 120 innocent civilians during the 1970s. Doors open at 6:30PM and the film will be shown starting at 7PM. Immediately following the screening, Phoenix resident and Irish Times contributor Yvonne Watterson will facilitate a brief Q and A. Register More information
06/15/19 Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Drinking Ticket: $30 early bird/$40 at the door. Teetotaler (Non Drinker) $12 early bird, $15 at the door. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Join us for craft beer tastings, live music, a costume contest, and some scandalous readings from the banned book that shook Ireland and the United States!! 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
06/22/19 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
06/26/19 C.S. Lewis Lecture by Dr. Stephanie L. Derrick Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE (Donations Appreciated). Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Join us at 7pm on June 26th for a lecture by Dr. Stephanie L. Derrick on C. S. Lewis, the Irish author most famous for his children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia. The story of Lewis’s fame is one that takes us from his childhood in Edwardian Belfast, to the height of international conflict during the 1940s, and beyond. Half a century after his death, his imaginative stories and books of popular theology continue to find audiences today. Dr. Derrick is the author of The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A Controversialist’s Reception in Britain and America and has recently lectured at the National Library of Ireland. Doors open at 6:30pm. Register More information
06/30/19 Family Tea Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: $5 per seat. Box office: 6022580109. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Fun for the whole family! All ages welcome! Join us for tea, lemonade, and tasty goodies, live performances from the Arizona Colleen & Rose Court, and a mini tea etiquette lesson. Take home your tea cup as a memento of the day! Register 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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