The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, the founding organization of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, is coming up on our major charity event of the year, the 11th Annual Anam Cara (Soul Friend) Awards Gala to be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018! We’re looking forward to having you attend this fundraising effort, which supports our mission and goals.
Join us for our second lecture in our On The Druids series at the Irish Cultural Center as we explore The Seat of the Soul: Celtic Beliefs Regarding the Head.
Why was the head so important to the Celtic-speaking Tribes? What were their beliefs regarding the afterlife?
What did the Tribes believe happens to the soul after it has left its shell?
Join us as we delve into the ancestor mound and explore the beliefs surrounding the passing on of loved ones amongst the Tribes. Presented by Lytawn Crow.
$15 (members) / $18 (non-members) per person per class. Seating is limited. Please call the Irish Cultural Center at 602-864-2357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Walk-ins welcome.
Come join us after our monthly lecture at the Irish Cultural Center as we learn how to carve Turnip heads for Samhain! These precursors of our modern day jack’o’lanterns were carved in Ireland and Scotland before the discovery of pumpkins in the New World.
Items needed to participate:
One or two turnips, the bigger the better; a pairing knife; a spoon; a pencil; and either an exato knife or a small skewer.
Littles will need to have parents assisting with the cutting.
Free event but donations gladly accepted.
Please come join us for our Public Samhain / Ancestor Night!
Potluck like event to follow.
Bring a drinking vessel, feast gear and a dish to share.
Free to attend, donations gladly accepted.
No outside alcohol allowed. Breaking this will be a violation of your tesserae and result in you being escorted out.
Join us for our third installment of our lecture series at the Irish Cultural Center as we explore Sacred Food Traditions of the Indo-Europeans.
How did our ancestors’ feasts and daily dinner table look?
What foods would be abundant during different times of the year? What dishes were considered sacred for specific seasons?
What traditions and taboos did our ancestors have regarding feasting?
We will journey through a culinary exploration of what religious and/or seasonal significance surrounding food and feasting among various Indo-European cultures. Presented by Michelle West.
$15 (ICC members) / $18 (non-members) per person per class. Seating is limited. Please call the Irish Cultural Center at 602-864-2357 or email
Join us for our fourth 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! If you’re interested in organizing or volunteering at the event, please let me know: email@example.com – and/or – visit the volunteer page at https://www.azirish.org/support/volunteer/
Grove of the Rising Phoenix is delighted to participate in the Irish Cultural Center’s annual Winter Solstice celebration once again this year!
The evening will have a short parade, remembrances of the fallen, a Druidic Ritual celebrating the Solstice as in days of old, kid’s story-time, a presentation on Newgrange, music and merriment from Celtica and De Mairt Ceol, and handmade items from the Celtic Crafters available for sale.
Solstice marks the longest night of the year when the sun is at its lowest elevation in the sky. The return of the sun from its most southern position on the horizon has always been of great ceremonial significance, in addition to serving as a celestial clock. Here in Phoenix the annual winter solstice begins at 5:15 with poetry, music and crafts.
Food and both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Adult Tickets (13 & up): $5.00
Kids 12 & Under are Free
Sign up to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ca8a628aaf85-winter
Parking at the ICC is extremely limited. Folks can park at the Culver St parking lot at Margaret Hance Park north of the ICC, or ride the Light Rail and get off at the Central/Roosevelt stop south of the ICC.
Join us for our fourth installment of our lecture series at the Irish Cultural Center as we explore the fascinating connections with the Goddess Brigid and St. Bridget. Who was Brigid? Where does her story begin and how did she come to be revered? What footprints are left of her legacy across Europe as she came to be a Saint? Join us as we journey with Brigid through her many incarnations throughout myth and history. Presented by Michelle West.
Please call the Irish Cultural Center at 602-864-2357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Walk-ins welcome.
We continue our lecture series at the Irish Cultural Center with The Indo-European Language Tree.
What languages and cultures fall along the branches of the Indo-European language tree? When did they separate and how did the tribes migrate across the continent and the islands?
What are the newest theories regarding the Celtic languages and when/how they arrived to their current locales? Join us as we explore the fascinating connections with our Indo-European language roots. Presented by Michelle West.
Register and pay at azirish.org. $15 members, $18 non-members. Please call the Irish Cultural Center at 602-864-2357 or email email@example.com for information. Walk-ins welcome.