Patio and Pub Now Open

Outdoor patio

The Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub is now open for dining on the outdoor patio and in the air conditioned pub (limited capacity, no bar seating).

Open Wednesday – Saturday from 5:00 – 9:30 pm. Please take note of our guidelines below.

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are suggested. Please call 413-342-4358. We are offering drinks and a limited menu of pre-selected hot meals and sandwiches. Menu options may change day to day, and will be posted as you enter.

DINING GUIDELINES
This is all new for us as we adapt to the current state guidelines. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we work to serve you in this new environment.

Please take note of the strict social distancing and sanitary guidelines in place:
• Tables are kept 6 feet apart.
• Maximum group size of 6 people.
• Tables will be sanitized before and after each use.
• Staff will be wearing masks.
• All guests must be seated for dining.
• All guests must wear masks when entering Pub.
• Please stay home if you are feeling ill.
• A credit card will be required for the Trinity Pub to hold while you are visiting our patio, whether you are paying by card, cash, or gift certificate.

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Veterans Photo Project

The ICC has received an extension to complete our Irish-born Veterans Photo Project, due to the pandemic. The submission deadline is now September 1. If you weren’t able to meet the previous submission deadline, now it your chance!

The ICC is looking for pictures and short biographies of Irish-born veterans of the U.S. armed forces for a future photographic exhibit. Please forward a copy of the photo of veteran, preferably in uniform, to the Irish Cultural Center, 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA 01089; or send photo by email. Please be sure to include your contact information.

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Patio Opening for Outdoor Dining on June 17

Outdoor Patio

We have big news to share! We are excited to reopen the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub with outdoor patio dining! Our staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to prepare the patio and ensure that everything is ready. We are looking forward to welcoming you back with a Céad Míle Fáilte.

We will open to the general public starting on June 17.

There will be two seating time options. First seating from 5–7 pm, and the second from 7:30–9:30 pm. The time in between seatings will be used to completely sanitize the seating and dining area. Please take note of our guidelines below.

Reservations are required for all our guests. Please call 413-342-4358. In order to control capacity, we are not able to accept walk-ins at this time. 

We will be offering drinks and a limited menu of pre-selected hot meals and sandwiches. Menu options may change day to day, and will be posted as you enter the patio.

Hours beginning June 17:
Open Wednesday – Saturday
Seating times: 5–7 pm and 7:30–9:30 pm
Reservations are required. Please call 413-342-4358.

OUTDOOR DINING GUIDELINES
This is all new for us as we adapt to the current state guidelines. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we work to serve you in this new environment. 

Please take note of the strict social distancing and sanitary guidelines in place:
• We are open for outside dining only.
• Tables are kept 6 feet apart.
• Maximum group size of 6 people.
• Tables will be sanitized before and after each use.
• Staff will be wearing masks.
• All guests must be seated for dining.
• All guests must wear masks when entering Pub for the restrooms.
• Please stay home if you are feeling ill.
• A credit card will be required for the Trinity Pub to hold while you are visiting our patio, whether you are paying by card, cash, or gift certificate. 

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Lúnasa Feis 2020 Has Been Canceled

The Lúnasa Feis will be rescheduled for August 2021. 

The Feis Committee has come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Lúnasa Feis. This decision was made taking into consideration the uncertainty in planning an event this size in the current environment, the unknown restrictions for large gatherings that may be in place later this year, and first and foremost the health and safety of dancers, families, and our volunteers. While this is not the outcome we wanted, we will be hard at work planning a wonderful feis for August 2021.

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Thomas Landers Named to ICC Board of Directors

Thomas LandersLocal educator and West Springfield resident Thomas Landers has been named to a seat on the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England Board of Directors.

Landers is a West Springfield resident who is principal at Longmeadow High School. He has been an educator for 28 years, both in the Longmeadow and Chicopee school systems.

Married and the father of three sons, he is also active in the West Springfield Youth Soccer Club, one of the ICC’s affiliate organizations, and has been an active Patron with the ICC since the organization moved to the city in 2017. The ICC was founded in 1999.

As an Irish American raised to honor his heritage, he said he is happy to serve on the ICC board and looks forward to participating.

“I am thrilled to be a member of the board at the Irish Cultural Center,” Landers said. “As a person of Irish heritage and a resident of West Springfield, I was elated to learn that the ICC was relocating to Morgan Road three years ago, and I have marveled at the work and speed with which it has grown and developed.

“I have always been exposed to and interested in Irish history and culture.  My parents instilled in me and my brothers a love and appreciation of our Irish heritage.  My grandparents on my mother’s side were both immigrants and both sets of my great grandparents on my father’s side were immigrants,” he noted.

ICC Board President Sean Cahillane said Landers is a welcome addition to the board in the organization’s 21st year of existence.

“Tom is a great addition to our board and our organization,” Cahillane said. “He’s not only involved with the Youth Soccer Club, which uses our fields as one of our affiliate groups, he’s a professional asset as an educator and a leader in our community. We welcome him with open arms.”

Landers sits on the ICC’s Development Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

His involvement in his Irish heritage is life-long, including family trips to Ireland both as a child and as an adult, to playing Irish music with his friends, reading Irish literature and participating in festivals, parades, and ICC activities over the years.

“As both an American of Irish descent and a West Springfield resident, I believe I can and will be a good resource to the ICC.  This is an honor for me,” Landers said.

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Stephanie Joyce Named to ICC Board of Directors

Stephanie JoyceHolyoke resident Stephanie C. Joyce has been appointed to a seat on the Board of Directors of the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England.

Joyce was born and raised in Holyoke and is the daughter of Cindy and Marc Joyce, both lifelong Holyoke residents. After living in the Hungry Hill neighborhood of Springfield for 10 years, she recently moved back to Holyoke, where she is active in numerous community groups, including the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Holyoke and Storming the Green, Inc., among other community volunteer work.

She is currently a Tax Examiner for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and previously held several management positions at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House and the Delaney House Restaurant.

ICC President Sean F. Cahillane welcomed Joyce to the board that oversees all aspects of the organization, now in its 21st year.

“Stephanie Joyce has the kind of dedication and energy that we love at the Irish Cultural Center,” Cahillane said. “She has already made a big difference for us and we look forward to working with her in the future.”

Her appointment to the board was made by the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Holyoke, one of four sister organizations that are a part of the ICC.

Joyce was raised in an Irish American household where pride in heritage was instilled and celebrated. She is currently serving her third year as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Parade Committee, where her father serves as President. 

“Growing up in Holyoke, the parade and has always been a big part of my life and family traditions, with my father being a member for over 40 years,” she said.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to Ireland to visit my family in Kerry multiple times, including several weddings, which my uncle Monsignor David Joyce has performed,” she added.

In her capacity as a member of the ICC board, Joyce is also serving as co-chair of its Pub and Restaurant Committee, which oversees the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub. She has also organized celebrity bartender events, and has worked to help plan the Lúnasa Festival and Feis.

In addition to her work with the ICC and the Parade Committee, Joyce co-chairs an annual golf tournament in honor of her late friend, Heather McMahon. In just 3 years that effort has resulted in donations of over $160,000 to a fund created in her honor at Dana Farber, for glioblastoma research.

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Irish Streetscape Sponsors

Watch a quick showcase of our Irish Streetscape Sponsors. Thank you so much for your support! Your sponsorship adds a unique and colorful vision to the ICC – Eastern States Exposition, Kelley & Katzer Real Estate, Westfield Bank, Springfield Rifles Rugby Club, Golden Years Home Care Services, West Side Soccer, and Pride Kitchens.

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GivingTuesdayNow is on May 5

GivingTuesdayNow

GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity to take place on May 5, 2020, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

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The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England marked our 20th anniversary last year. We are so proud of what we have accomplished in the past 20 years as an organization. We look forward to many more prosperous years of culture and friendship to come.

Without financial donations, these achievements would not have been realized. This effort is successful because of the support of many who make a decision to act. In these uncertain times of a worldwide pandemic, financial support is more vital than ever to help keep the ICC going into the future. GivingTuesdayNow is the perfect time to make a tax-deductible gift. 

We have worked steadfastly on our new home in West Springfield to renovate and restore the facility, rebuilding it to suit our unique purposes of promoting and preserving our Irish heritage in the community. Weekly events at the ICC and in the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub have continued to grow, including a traditional Irish music seisiún, concerts and live music, book readings, celebrity bartending events, charitable fundraisers, and a traditional céilí. Irish-oriented lectures, political discussions, international relations, GAA sports, Irish language classes, and student international exchange are all a part of what we provide the community. We look forward to continuing these events and welcoming you at the ICC again soon!

Whether you are Irish or not, love the language or the music, or just want to support the preservation of art and culture, your contribution is greatly appreciated. We understand that these are difficult times for everyone, and we are more thankful than ever for your continued commitment to the ICC.

The Irish Cultural Center, Inc. of Western New England is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Learn more about GivingTuesdayNow.

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Buy Gift Certificates Online to the Irish House Restaurant

Gift certificates to our Irish House Restaurant, Trinity Pub & Patio can now be easily purchased online. As a special offer, you will also receive a bonus $10 gift certificate for every $100 purchased! This offer is good until June 30, 2020.

Click here for more information and purchase options. 

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Irish House Restaurant Currently Closed

Dear Irish Cultural Center Patrons and Friends,

As of Sunday, March 15, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker issued numerous statewide declarations regarding measures to contain the Coronavirus in Massachusetts. 

The Irish Cultural Center will be in full compliance with all declarations, including the limitations on restaurants, pubs and gathering places of 25 people or more. As of today, March 16, the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub will be closed, with no food or drink service. Gift certificates are now available for purchase online.

Update: Live music and events planned at the ICC are now canceled. Please continue to check our website and Facebook pages (Irish Cultural Center and Trinity Pub) for news as more updates become available.

The Coronavirus Pandemic is an unfolding crisis that is unprecedented in nature. We thank you for your understanding at this time, and we look forward to seeing you here at the ICC again soon. 

On behalf of the ICC Board of Directors
and Irish House Restaurant Manager and Staff,

Sean Cahillane, President

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