Welcome to the Commodore Barry Arts and Cultural Center

Céad Míle Fáilte

A lot of us claim Irish heritage, but even if you don’t, the Commodore Barry Arts and Cultural Center opens its arms to you. Let us share our vibrant culture and take advantage of our many facilities—including our spacious and elegant ballroom. And join in the exciting activities sponsored by the many groups and organizations that make the Center their home. Click HERE to join our mailing list so you can stay up to date on news and events happening at the Irish Center!

No matter who you are, no matter where your people hail from, as they say in the Irish language: Céad míle fáilte—a hundred thousand welcomes.


June 2020: President’s Letter

A Chara,

Dear friend, as a supporter of the Commodore John Barry Arts & Cultural Center (the “Irish Center”), you are aware that the mission of the Irish Center is to teach, celebrate and promote Irish art, culture and heritage. Our mission is in action daily – – there is always something happening at the Irish Center!

Well, at least there was always something happening at the Irish Center until March 13, 2020  – – when a  global pandemic curtailed all that we know and love about the Irish Center.

As President of the Irish Center, I am committed, along with the Board of Directors, to communicate directly to you, our donors, on an annual basis to share news about the Irish Center.  Communication is vitally important now more than ever as the world and the Irish Center work to rebound from COVID-19. Click HERE to read more. Click HERE to support the Irish Center!


Irish Community COVID-19 Relief Efforts

We are proud to join our colleagues and friends from the Irish community to support  the “Community of Caring Program” which is here to serve you, your family, your neighbors, and co-workers. Please click HERE for more information.

Irish Philadelphia Community News: The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick have launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund. They are offering emergency assistance to individuals & families w/in the Irish community who have been significantly impacted by income disruption. To apply, please visit friendlysons.com/covid-19-relief.


Upcoming & Weekly Events

** Please note: in light of current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all events have been cancelled until further notice. Our primary focus is to keep our members and staff safe and healthy. 


Support the Irish Center

To make a tax deductible donation to the Irish Center, please click HERE to make a donation via PayPal.
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