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
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
02/02/19 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 February for “There’s a Bear on my Chair” by Ross Collins and “The Knight and the Dragon” by Tomie DePaola. 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
02/16/19 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. Griffith’s Valuation and Other Irish Land and Property Records, taught by Miles Davenport. Register More information
02/16/19 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 find out all about the Irish Celebration of Tea. Registration must be completed the Thursday prior. Register 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
03/02/19 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 March for “The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day” by Patricia A. Pingry and “The Leprechaun Under the Bed” by Teresa Bateman. More information
03/06/19 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 I Introductory 1-Day Seminar. Getting Started with Irish Genealogy Research, taught by Miles Davenport. 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
03/16/19 Irish Celebration of Tea Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 11:00am. 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 find out all about tea at our mini seatings at 11:00, 11:15, 1:00, 1:15, 3:00, and 3:15. (Entry to the Saint Patrick’s Day Faire not included) Register 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
04/19/19 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
04/20/19 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
05/17/19 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
05/18/19 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
06/21/19 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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