The Irish Center is proud to display the plaques honoring the NAFC Hall of Fame members, including local honoree Maureen McDade McGrory (postumously) in 2003. Maureen established the McDade School of Irish Dance, and the school remains active today as the award winning McDade - Cara School of Irish Dance.

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Friday, September 19

Quizzo Night at the Irish Center. Teams of 6 are invited to come out for a night of fun, entertainment, raffles, and prizes. Admission is $6/person. This is a fundraising event for the Irish Center.

Sunday, September 21

All-Ireland Football Championship, with the winner of the Kerry-Mayo and Donegal-Dublin semi-finals.

Sunday, September 21

Annual Old Timers Dinner Dance at 5:00. Open bar cocktail hour in the Ballroom from 5:00 to 6:00, followed by dinner catered by Bonner’s Irish Pub, and music by the Vince Gallagher Band. The cost is only $40.

Sunday, September 28

The Gathering Day at the Irish Center. The day starts with the live broadcasts of the Vince Gallagher and Marianne MacDonald radio shows from the Fireside Room at 11:00am. Breakfast will be available for purchase. This will be a day of music and entertainment throughout the afternoon, with prizes and raffles.

The Irish Center is pleased to present GAA football and hurling telecasts live from Ireland every weekend through the championship matches in September. Call for the weekend schedule.

We’ve created a welcoming atmosphere to both Irish and non-Irish individuals and offer a wide selection of cultural, educational, & social programs and activities structured to appeal to a diverse audience. The Irish Center serves as the home for any number of Irish organizations and societies including the Philadelphia Ceili Group, Danny Browne AOH Division 80, and the Cummins School of Irish Dance. Lessons in Irish music and dance for adults and children are held weekly. A traditional Irish music session is held most Friday evenings.

For more information about scheduled events you can review the calendar or e-mail:

Meeting and Banquet Facilities -The Center also provides meeting and banquet facilities. We can accommodate groups ranging from 25 to 550 people. Consider hosting your next event, be it a bridal or baby shower, a christening, birthday or graduation party, wedding reception, or fund raising affair, at the Irish Center.

We are located at 6815 Emlen Street (the corner of Carpenter Lane and Emlen Streets) in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia

For further information about our meeting and banquet rooms, please call manager Tom Walsh at (215) 843-8051, or e-mail him at: