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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The Commodore Barry Club is supporting the efforts of the Philadelphia Ceili Group in their spring fund raising drive in support of their 40th annual Festival this September. The goal is to bring the group Fullset, a large, young group from Ireland, voted “Best New Group Award” in 2012 by Irish American News, and the highly esteemed traditional singer Sean Keane and his band from Galway. The musicians will be the featured act on Saturday evening of the Festival, as well as provide workshop and educational classes. Details for making a donation can be found at 40th Annual Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival, or

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: