Promoting Irish culture and providing a place for people to maintain that connection to Ireland is our founding motive. Throughout the week here you’ll find Irish music, dance and language lessons, social groups and those dedicated to improving health and wellbeing, and on the weekends a warm and welcoming place to celebrate some of the things we love best—live music, sport and plenty of craic.
The idea of community is the basis behind everything we do and maintaining those social connections we feel are very important for our society and for our community’s well-being. For a lot of people, we are their sole connection to home and we try to make it as genuine and special as possible with the likes of our Irish shop, selling goods and fresh produce imported from Ireland; bringing over their favourite singers, bands and acts from The Whistlin’ Donkeys and Dervish to The Wolfe Tones and Sharon Shannon; and, of course, showing live GAA matches—sports that have a magical way of bringing Irish people together.
But not only do we serve the Irish community, but the entire community of Merseyside and beyond. One morning we’ll have scores of young and enthusiastic children learning how to Irish dance, and in the afternoon we’ll play host to a cultural celebration from Sri Lanka, Nepal or the Philippines. Just as the thousands of Irish migrants to the city needed a place to meet and continue their strong connections with home, we offer the same to our diverse community of Nepalese, Tamils, Poles, Keralans, Filipinos and many more, and we’re proud to be able to help these groups keep their community links burning bright, just as the Irish needed in the 50s and 60s when they made the trip across the Irish Sea.
We’re never satisfied with the services that we offer. Always more can be done, and that is what drives us to keep on looking for ways to serve the needs of our ever-growing and diverse community. It’s said that over three-quarters of those who live in Liverpool have roots in Ireland and if you’d like to find out more about your past, we’d be delighted to help you out.
Here’s a look at what we have coming up in the next few months…
What’s On September – December 2019
14.09.2019 – The Spicy Sports Quiz: A fiery combination of curry and trivia
21.09.2019 – Charlie and the Bhoys: Scotland’s finest rebel band
04.10.2019 – All Folk’d Up
18.10.2019 – The Irish Brigade
14.11.2019 – The Wolfe Tones
29.11.2019 – Rory and the Island
14.12.2019 – The Pogue Traders: The UK’s best Pogues tribute act
Get your tickets at www.eventbrite.co.uk!
So come on down and enjoy the best live Irish music in Liverpool and a cracking pint of Guinness! You can find us at www.liverpoolirishcentre.org, or you can give us a call on 0151 263 1808 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tá súil againn tú a fheiceáil go luath! (We hope to see you soon!)