Upcoming Events

  • Sun
    24
    Jan
    2016
    2:00 pmRoom 207, Dooley Campus Center, Elms College

    The ICC is sponsoring a new Autumn Tour to Ireland (October 13 - 22, 2016): "Visiting Dingle, Killarney and Bunratty – Ireland’s Southern Gems." Please join us for an information session on Sunday, January 24 at 2:00 pm, in the Dooley Campus Center at Elms College (Room 207), 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA. Learn more about this exciting new tour.

     

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2016
    3:00 pmCollegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park Street, Chicopee, MA

    Spend an afternoon of Irish fiddle and folk music with House of Hamill, comprised of Brian Buchanan (of Enter the Haggis), and Rose Baldino (of Burning Bridget Cleary). This duo proved extremely popular in their last appearance for the ICC. Their intimate, relaxed performance will include trad Irish sets and songs, and original compositions.

    House of Hamill will perform on Saturday, February 20 at 3:00 pm at the Collegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park Street in Chicopee, MA. Tickets are limited – advance purchase by February 18 is recommended. Cost is $15 for ICC members, and $18 for non-members. Tickets are available online or by calling the Irish Cultural Center at 413-265-2537. Learn more about this event!

  • Sun
    28
    Feb
    2016
    1:00 - 3:00 pmRoom 207, Dooley Campus Center, Elms College

    The ICC is sponsoring a new Autumn Tour to Ireland (October 13 - 22, 2016): "Visiting Dingle, Killarney and Bunratty – Ireland’s Southern Gems." Please join us for an information session on Sunday, February 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, in the Dooley Campus Center at Elms College (Room 207), 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA. Learn more about this exciting new tour.

  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    10:00 amHolyoke, MA

    Walk proudly behind the ICC banner in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 20! We invite all our members and friends to join us as we march with the West Springfield contingent this year, to celebrate our upcoming move to our new location. Help us make this our largest contingent ever! Please let us know if you would like to march – RSVP to irishcenter@elms.edu or 413-265-2537 to make sure you receive more detailed information such as meeting time, etc. as we organize for this celebration of all things Irish. Learn more.

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    8:00 pmPortuguese American Club, 149 Exchange Street, Chicopee, MA

    Back by popular demand! The ICC invites you to an evening with The Elders.

    WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2016
    WHERE: Portuguese American Club, 149 Exchange Street, Chicopee, MA. Get directions.
    TIME: The Elders take the stage at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
    TICKETS: Advance tickets $25 / ICC members advance tickets $22
    All tickets $30 at the door. General admission, table seating, cash bar. Buy tickets online.

    They have performed across the United States, Ireland, and Europe, drawing faithful crowds and earning new fans wherever they go. Don't miss this opportunity to see The Elders in a rare return to the Pioneer Valley! Get your tickets online today. You can also call the ICC at 413-265-2537 to order.

    Learn more about The Elders and this event!

  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2016
    1:00 pmRoom 207, Dooley Campus Center, Elms College

    The ICC is sponsoring a new Autumn Tour to Ireland (October 13 - 22, 2016): "Visiting Dingle, Killarney and Bunratty – Ireland’s Southern Gems." Please join us for an information session on Sunday, April 10 at 1:00 pm, in the Dooley Campus Center at Elms College (Room 207), 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA. Learn more about this exciting new tour.

  • Tue
    26
    Apr
    2016
    7:00 pmLibrary Theater, Elms College, 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

    Síle Dolan will present 'A Glimpse of the Irish Midlands' ('Spléachadh ar Lár na hÉireann') on April 26 at 7:00 pm at Elms College. Take a virtual tour of County Offaly, and learn about popular attractions in the heart of the country. Visitors to Ireland often miss these gems of hidden history because of the lure of the breath-taking coastlines. Síle is excited to share some of the less-explored sites of her home county, County Offaly. The presentation is free and open to the public.

    Síle is the Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Elms College this year, teaching a Novice class for credit, and the Intermediate: Advanced class in cooperation with the Irish Cultural Center. She is currently completing her Masters in Irish Language: Writing and Communication from the University College Dublin and is an English teacher at the Arena School of English in Dublin.

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    8:30 amElms College, 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

    The ICC is sponsoring our fifteenth Irish language immersion day, Lá na Gaeilge. It is a unique opportunity for those with an interest in the language - beginners and those with varying levels of competence - to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of this vital component of Irish culture.

    Lá na Gaeilge begins with registration at 8:30 am and concludes with the seisiún at about 5:00 pm. The cost is $50 per person, and $40 for ICC members. The cost for college-age and under students is $15. The price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Registrations are due by April 25 - please download a registration form. For further information contact the ICC office at 413-265-2537 or email at irishcenter@elms.edu.

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmLibrary Theater, Elms College, 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

    Pádraig Ó hÉigeartaigh, or Patrick F. Hagerty, was a Gaelic poet and scholar from Cleveland Street in Springfield, MA. In August 1905, he wrote a lament for his six year old son who fell into the old Lombard reservoir on his way home from school and drowned, and it is one of the most anthologised poems in the Irish language and is studied by students in Ireland in schools and universities. This presentation will discuss how Hagerty learned to read and write Irish in the States, how he passed on the language to his children, and delivered Irish languages classes in Springfield, Chicopee Falls, Hartford and Worcester. Síobhra Aiken, former Irish Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant at Elms College, will present her latest research on Patrick Hagerty's life on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 pm in the Library Theater at Elms College. Free and open to the public. Learn more.

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016
    6:30 pmLibrary Theater, Elms College, 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

    Please join us as Mary Joyce speaks about the beautiful area of Oughterard, Connemara, as well as adventures in County Galway, and beyond. She will also talk about Connemara Country Cottages and their availability to the Connemara region. Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm in the Library Theater at Elms College. Free and open to the public.

    Oughterard

  • Mon
    25
    Jul
    2016
    9:00 amElms College, 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

    Celtic Adventures for Kids is a week-long program designed to give children an introduction to the richness of Irish culture. Children from grades 1-9 take part in several classes daily, including: Irish dancing, music (singing Irish tunes, playing the tin whistle and the bodhrán), Irish language, storytelling/literature, games, and arts and crafts. The Maguire Center swimming pool is open daily.

    Camp runs July 25 –29, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost is $200 per child. There is a $20 discount for Irish Cultural Center members, and a $20 discount for each additional child from the same family. A $50 non-refundable deposit with registration is due by June 10, 2016. Balance is due by July 8, 2016. Space is limited, sign up early! Learn more - download the brochure and registration form.

  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016
    7:00 pmAlumni Library Theater, Elms College, 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

    We are screening the feature-length documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion, followed by a panel discussion. Wednesday, September 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, 1916 The Irish Rebellion tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter of 1916. The documentary features a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts. Learn more. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations in advance are required. Please RSVP here.

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    2:00 pmCollegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park Street, Chicopee, MA

    Irish writer Aideen Henry will be discussing and reading from her literary works on Saturday, October 15 at 2:00 pm at the Collegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park Street in Chicopee, MA. Henry lives in Galway and is a writer and a physician. She has published short fiction and poetry. Her work has been published in literary journals in Ireland, the UK and the US.

    This event is free and open to the public. You may purchase food and drinks at the Collegian Court during the show. Parking is available in the Collegian Court lot, on street, and at the Center Street Chicopee Savings Bank, which is a short walk across the street to the restaurant. Please note the direction of one-way streets when planning your visit. Learn more about this event.

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 pmDooley Campus Center Room 207, Elms College, 291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

    The ICC is sponsoring an 11-day Spring Tour to Ireland (May 8 - 18, 2017): Visiting Killarney, Dingle and Galway. Please join us for an information session on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 pm, in the Dooley Campus Center at Elms College (Room 207), 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA. Learn more about this exciting new tour.

  • Sun
    30
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amYankee Pedlar, 1866 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA

    The Annual Breakfast is a great opportunity to meet and mingle, with good food, pleasant company, and a review of the year’s activities. The public is welcome to attend this annual event.

    Please join us on Sunday, October 30 at 10:00 am at the Yankee Pedlar in Holyoke. Tickets: $20 ICC Patrons and $23 General. They will not be sold at the door; please call the ICC for more info or to reserve your place at a table: 413-333-4951. Or download and mail in the order form.

    Dr. Mary C. Kelly, our featured speaker, will present "Empowering Exile: Irish-American Intellectual Culture from the Great Famine to the 1916 Rising." Dr. Kelly will explore key aspects of the Irish-American nationalist tradition between the Famine and 1916. She is Professor of History at Franklin Pierce University, NH, where she has taught for almost two decades. Her latest book is Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish American History: Enshrining a Fateful Memory.

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    2:00 pmCollegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park Street, Chicopee, MA

    *Please note venue change!* Springfield native and investigative journalist Eileen Markey will read from and discuss her new book, A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura at the Collegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park Street in Chicopee, MA on Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 pm. 

    Markey’s book focuses on the life of Maryknoll Sister Maura Clarke, one of four American women – three of them Roman Catholic nuns – who were brutally murdered in El Salvador in December 1980. The news shocked the American public and set off a decade of debate over Cold War policy in Latin America.

    The public is welcome to attend this free event. Doors open at 1:00 pm. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Parking is available in the Collegian Court lot, on street, and at the Center Street Chicopee Savings Bank, which is a short walk across the street. Learn more.

  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016
    all dayIrish Cultural Center

    The Irish Cultural Center is participating in GivingTuesday this November 29! This global movement of generosity allows non-profits to join together and raise funds for the causes that matter to them. Please consider making a donation to the ICC on November 29. Your donation will add to our fundraising efforts for the refurbishment of our new building and grounds. We value your contribution and thank you for your support!

    Giving Tuesday

  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2016
    6:00 pmThe ICC to the UMassAmherst Fine Arts Center

    ONCE the musical is coming to the UMassAmherst Fine Arts Center on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm. Please join the ICC on a bus trip to see this truly original Broadway experience and winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear, and the power of music to connect all of us. Get your tickets as a great early Christmas gift! With our bus trip, you don't need to worry about parking or a long cold walk from the parking lot - you are dropped off right at the FAC door.

    Tickets: $72 ICC Patrons, $75 General. The price includes the round trip bus, show ticket and driver gratuity. The bus will leave at 6:00 pm from the ICC at 429 Morgan Road in West Springfield. Parking is available. For information and to order tickets, please call the ICC at 413-333-4951. Please order by November 28.

    If you reserve a ticket and are then unable to attend, please call or text 413-896-4604 to let us know so the bus is not held up.

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    4:00 pmAlumnae Library Theater at Elms College

    The ICC hosts its annual Christmas with an Irish Touch Mass, with readings and parts of the Mass performed in the Irish language. Please note that the location has changed to the Alumnae Library Theater. After the Mass, gather in the Berchmans Hall Rotunda for light refreshments in a festive setting. We hope you can join us for this much-loved tradition.

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016
    2:00 pmCollegian Court Restaurant, 89 Park Street, Chicopee, MA

    *PLEASE NOTE* Due to the forecast of snow, this event has been postponed. Later date to be announced! Springfield native and former sports and feature columnist Tommy Shea will read from and discuss his new book, Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History on a date to be announced at the Collegian Court Restaurant on 89 Park Street in Chicopee, MA. Learn more.

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