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.


August 12, 2021: Mask Policy

Masks are required inside the Irish Center as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 12. In accordance with City of Philadelphia guidelines, all customers and staff must wear a mask while indoors at the Center regardless of vaccination statusIndividuals may only remove their masks when seated at our dining tables or the bar.

2021 President’s Letter

Please take a moment to read our annual communication from board president, Sean McMenamin. Click HERE to read more.

Upcoming Events

• Monthly Senior Lunch at The Irish Center 

**THURSDAY, the 16th of September, 12.00 – 2.00 pm – with special guest new Deputy Consul General of Ireland in New York, Mr. Andrew Byrne
Click HERE to register. (Please note the change in date)**

Wednesday, the 20th of October, 12.00 – 2.00 pm
Wednesday, the 17th of November, 12.00 – 2.00 pm
Wednesday, the 15th of December, 12.00 – 2.00 pm

• Jazz Night: Thursdays at the Irish Center

Join us on Thursdays from 6.00 – 9.00 pm for live jazz in the Fireside Room! Click HERE for more details.

• Irish Center Open House: Save the Date!

Sunday, 19th of September starting at noon – Click HERE for details.

• World Premiere of Rendezvous in Bangkok…Who Killed Thomas Merton

Sunday, 26th of September, 3.00 pm. Click HERE for play tickets.

• Hunger Strikers Memorial, hosted by Friends of the Derry Society

Sunday, 3rd of October, 2.00 – 6.00 pm. Click HERE for more details.

• Play Screening: ‘The Unsung Hero’

Sunday, 10th of October, 3.30 pm. Click HERE for a preview of the play. Click HERE for play tickets.

• Tyrone Society Bingo

Saturday, 23rd of October, doors open at 6.30 pm. Click HERE for more details.

• 115th Philadelphia Mayo Charity Ball

Saturday, 6th of November, 6.30 pm. Click HERE for more details.

• Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame

Sunday, 14th of November, 5.000 pm. Click HERE for event details, click HERE to purchase tickets.

• Damian McGinty Concert

Tuesday, 16th of November. Click HERE to purchase tickets. Click HERE to read more about Damian.

• 133rd Philadelphia Donegal Ball

Saturday, 4th of December, 6.30 pm. Click HERE for more details.

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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