Exciting Changes for the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England

The Irish Cultural Center has been busy over the last few weeks! We are pleased to announce our new future location at 429 Morgan Road in West Springfield, MA, the former home of the Elks Lodge. We are currently in the planning stages at the new site, and will be moving in due time to our future home. On July 28, 2015, ICC board members and supporters, West Springfield Mayor Ed Sullivan, and West Springfield officials took part in an official lease signing ceremony at the Morgan Road property. See photos from the ceremony.

To reflect the broadened scope of our mission and membership, we have changed our name to the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England. The new facility and name change are the culmination of two years of strategic planning. The ICC’s mission is to cultivate a connection with Ireland through the arts, culture, history, language and heritage, throughout the entire Western New England region. We also have a new logo and color scheme, and will soon have new merchandise! Read the full press release about our new name and location.

Irish Language Classes this Fall

Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam – “A country without a language is a country without a soul.” The ICC and Elms College are pleased to offer a range of Irish classes for the 2015/2016 academic year, starting in September. In addition, this partnership is again successful in bringing to campus our sixth consecutive Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Síle Dolan. From beginner courses with no previous experience required, all the way through to an intermediate/advanced class taught by Síle, we offer classes for every level of learner. Learn more about each class and download a registration form.


The Irish Cultural Center, currently located at Elms College in Chicopee, MA, is devoted to keeping the Irish arts alive. We work to preserve, share, and promote Ireland’s cultural heritage, so that all people will have the opportunity to appreciate its rich legacy. Learn more.

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Contact The Irish Cultural Center:

Irish Cultural Center of Western New England

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA 01013