• Sat
    10:00 amThe Big E, West Springfield, MA

    Come to The Big E and visit us in the Young Building, where we share space with Irish merchants from the Dingle Peninsula. We will promote our programs and events, sell merchandise and event tickets, and provide information about Elms College.

    Come for traditional Irish music sessions in the Dingle Merchant area, with Tim Donoghue and friends! Sessions will be on Thursdays, Sept. 20 and 27, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

    The Big E, the largest fair in New England, runs from September 14 - 30. For more information:

  • Sun
    10:00 amYankee Pedlar, Holyoke, MA

    The Irish Cultural Center invites you to our Annual Brunch on Sunday, October 13 at 10:00 am at the Yankee Pedlar in Holyoke. This event is a great opportunity for members and friends to meet and mingle, with good food, pleasant company, and a review of the past year’s activities at the ICC.

    srmaryjohnsonOur guest speaker will be Springfield native Sr. Mary Johnson, SND, Ph.D., professor of sociology and religious studies at Emmanuel College. She will present the intriguing topic: “Culture of Community: The West of Ireland in Western Massachusetts.”

    Tickets are $18 for members and $20 for non-members. They will not be sold at the door; please call the ICC for more information or to reserve your place at a table: 413-265-2537.
    Download our flyer to mail in ticket orders.

  • Mon
    7:00 pmLibrary Theater, Elms College

    Amy Martin is presenting "The Origins of Irish Internationalism: Violence and Terror in Nineteenth Century Ireland and India." She will explore Irish writings of the Sepoy rebellion in India and the Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica. By comparing events in these locations to the history of colonialism in Ireland, nationalist writers develop a theory of empire and specifically of imperial violence.

    Amy MartinAmy Martin is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College where she teaches Irish studies, nineteenth century British literature and culture, post colonial theory. Martin's lecture is drawn from her current book project: a study of internationalism central to Irish nationalism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is the author of Alter-Nations: Nationalisms, Terror and the State in Nineteenth Century Britain and Ireland (2012). Learn more about Amy Martin.

  • Sun
    2:00 pmDooley Campus Center, Elms College

    Learn more about the ICC's 2014 West Coast of Ireland Tour at the information session on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm, in the Dooley Campus Center at Elms College. Our 9th "Journey of the Soul" tour will include stays in Westport, Galway, Dingle, Killarney and Ennis. This exciting 11-day tour will take place September 7-17, 2014. For more information, call Kathy Gallivan at (413) 536-9709.

  • Mon
    8:00 pmLibrary Theater, Elms College

    Louis de Paor is an internationally known poet in the Irish language. He will present the topic "No Gothic Revival - Twentieth-century Poetry in Irish" as a lecture in English and Irish, examining the impact of Irish poetry.

    Louis de PaorDr. de Paor is the Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has published several academic works, and has edited a twentieth century anthology of poetry in Irish. Learn more about Louis de Paor.

  • Sat
    4:00 pmElms College Chapel

    The ICC hosts its annual Christmas with an Irish Touch Mass on Saturday, December 7. At 4:00 pm, liturgy will take place in Our Lady’s Chapel at Elms College with readings and some parts of the Mass done in the Irish language. Msgr. Connelly will preside. We hope you can join us for this festive and much-loved tradition.

  • Sun
    2:00 pmVeritas Auditorium in Berchmans Hall, Elms College

    The ICC is excited to announce a spectacular Christmas event for the whole family. The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show will come to the Veritas Auditorium in Berchmans Hall at Elms College, on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m.

    Irish Christmas in America

    Now in its 9th season, the festive show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humour and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2013 tour brings back the amazing Sony-recording vocal group Lumiere (Pauline Scanlon, Eilis Kennedy, Donogh Hennessy), who proved such a big hit on the 2011 tour. Séamus Begley, 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year, once again rejoins the tour with his charming wit and stunning vocal prowess. Learn more about the performers:

    General Admission
    Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
    Adult Tickets: $25.00 (Advance) or $30.00 (Day of the Show)
    Youth 18 and under: $10.00

    All Sales are Final. Refunds are given ONLY in the event of cancellation by performers.

    Thanks to our major sponsors:

    Sheraton Springfield
    Log Cabin - Delaney House
    UMass Fine Arts Center


  • Thu
    all day

    On 12.12.13, our community will come together for Valley Gives, and we need YOU to join us. The Irish Cultural Center is taking part in this 24 hours of unprecedented nonprofit giving, and it’s your chance make a real difference, right here in our community.

    Valley GivesPlease show your support on 12.12.13 by donating online at

    By showing your love through Valley Gives, you help sustain our organization, which gives so much to our community by keeping the Irish arts alive. The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College cultivates a connection with Ireland, through the arts, culture, history, language, and heritage. The Center offers opportunities to engage in educational, travel, and social events that promote Irish culture.

Upcoming Events
Show complete events list.
emigrant support program