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.

October 31, 2021: Vaccination Policy

Vaccination against COVID-19 is now required for entry to the Irish Center. This policy applies to all events held at the Center, including senior lunches and county balls. Children under 12 are exempt from this policy.

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 

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! 

• 133rd Philadelphia Donegal Ball

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

• Christmas Party & Caroling Competition

Saturday, 12th of December, 4 – 7 pm. Click HERE to learn how you can enter the competition.

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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Thank you to our Supporters!