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 - 12/07/19 “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 in the McClelland Library’s Exhibit Hall. Now extended Through December 7th. More information
09/28/19 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. G. B. Shaw, “John Bull’s Other Island” (play–1904) More information
09/28/19 Irish Sessiun Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE ($10 suggested donation). Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Drop in to Listen, Play and/or Sing with our special guests from Tullamore, Ireland: Saidhbhe Cullen & Sarah Mahon
10/05/19 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Stories and a craft. October Stories are: “The Sleeping Giant” and “The Pooka Party” More information
10/05/19 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information
10/09/19 Genealogy Workshop Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 11:00am. Admission: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. “19th Century Irish Genealogy Research: What’s Available and How to Use It” An intermediate level workshop that will include an in-depth look at using various Irish records to find your ancestors in Ireland in the 1800s. Register 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 Emerald Anniversary 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! More information
10/26/19 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Molly Keane, Good Behaviour (novel–1981) More information
11/02/19 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Stories and a craft. November Stories are: “Stuck”and “Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato” More information
11/02/19 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information
11/03/19 International Famine Commemoration Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. If you have any queries about the International Famine Commemoration event please email famine@azirish.org More information
11/09/19 Genealogy Workshop Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. “Discover and Publish Your Family History” Workshop will cover the process of discovering, recording and publishing a quality Irish family history by effectively utilizing genealogical software. 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
12/04/19 Genealogy Workshop Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 11:00am. Admission: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. “Griffith’s Valuation and Other Irish Land and Property Records” An intermediate level workshop that will provide a comprehensive look at Irish land and property records which can be used as a research substitute for missing or lost Irish family records from the 19th Century and earlier. Register More information
12/07/19 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Julia O’Faolain, “No Country for Young Men” (novel–1980) More information
12/07/19 Family Story Hour Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Stories and a craft. December Stories are: “Christmas for Greta and Gracie”and Richard Scary’s “The Night Before Christmas” More information
12/07/19 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register 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
01/04/20 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information
01/25/20 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Colm Tóibín, “Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border” (non-fiction–1994) More information
02/01/20 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information
02/29/20 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart (novel–2012) More information
03/07/20 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information
03/28/20 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Bernard MacLaverty, Midwinter Break (novel–2017) More information
04/04/20 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information
04/25/20 Book Discussion Group Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 10:30am. Admission: FREE. Address: 1106 N. Central Avenue. Venue phone: 602.258.0109. Sally Rooney, Normal People (novel–2018) More information
05/02/20 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information
06/06/20 Irish Tea Ceremony Phoenix, AZ Irish Cultural Center
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $25 Non members (Members: 10% discount). 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. You will get a chance to make a perfect pot of tea to drink and enjoy some homemade Irish Soda Bread with your cup! Register More information

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