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.

January 3, 2022: Vaccination Policy

The Commodore Barry Arts & Cultural Center strives to be a welcoming and safe place for ALL. In accordance with the City of Philadelphia Mandate, proof of Covid vaccination for all guests aged 5 years and 3 months and up is required for entry. 
Medical exemptions will be considered upon receipt of a signed medical exemption from licensed practitioner and proof of negative Covid-19 test within 24 hours of entry. 

Upcoming Events

January 29 – Rince Ri Dance Event (afternoon)
January 30th – Bloody Sunday Commemoration at 3 pm, sponsored by Derry Society
February 20th – Whiskey Tasting
March 12th
– 5.00 pm: Presentation by Ireland’s Future 
– 6.30 pm: BAHA Irish Whiskey Tasting
– 7.00 pm: Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America Concert sponsored by the Ceili Group
April 9 – Art Show: Ireland in the Springtime

Monthly Events

• Senior Lunch at The Irish Center – the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 12.00 – 2.00 pm

February 16
March 16
April 13
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21

• First Friday: Traditional Irish Music Session

Sponsored by Hollis Payer

• 2nd & 4th Fridays: Set Dancing

Hosted in the Fireside Room

• Second Sunday: Traditional Irish Music Session

Sponsored by Next Generation

Weekly Events

• Tuesdays: Set Dancing (Fireside Room); Emerald Pipers (Ballroom); Fiddle Lessons (Dining Room)

• Thursdays: Jazz Night

Join us on Thursdays from 6.00 – 11.00 pm for live jazz in the Fireside Room; Pizza and bar menu available

2021 President’s Letter

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

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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