Would you like to win a trip to Ireland?

StBrigidsDayRaffle

The ICC’s very popular raffle for a tour to Ireland is back! The drawing will take place on February 1, 2020. Tickets are $20 each. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Please call 413-333-4951 or visit the ICC to purchase tickets.

First prize is an all expenses paid trip for two people on one of the ICC’s group tours to Ireland in 2020! Raffle winner may choose between four tours offered throughout the year. Second prize is a 14K Gold Saint Brigid’s Cross necklace crafted by Brian de Staic Jewellers of Dingle, Ireland. Learn more.

Irish Cultural Festival at the Irish Cultural Center – Saturday, August 24, 2019.

The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, along with Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance and Cassin Academy of Irish Dance, is excited to present the second annual Irish Cultural Festival at the ICC on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

The Saturday festival will be a day of Irish music, dance, and culture. This family friendly event will have something for everyone. A trad Irish seisiún will open the festival. The Cassin Academy of Irish Dance and Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance will present dance exhibitions. Visitors can learn Irish dance, visit vendors of Irish crafts and products, and participate in workshops featuring Irish arts and language, and music and entertainment throughout the day.

The events will take place rain or shine on the field on the ICC grounds at 429 Morgan Road in West Springfield. There will be a variety of food trucks and concession stands, along with beer and drinks for sale. Parking will be available at the pavilion lot behind the ICC, and also at West Springfield High School with a shuttle service.

Tickets (cash only) are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6–12, and free for children 5 and under.

Visit their website HERE for more information.

Lá na Gaeilge: Irish Language Day – May 4

On May 4, the Irish Cultural Center is sponsoring our eighteenth Irish language immersion day, Lá na Gaeilge, at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. Beginners and those with varying levels of competence have the opportunity deepen their knowledge and appreciation of this vital component of Irish culture. As well as formal classes, there are workshops (céilí dancing, film), and cómhrás (conversation). A lecture, The Irish Language and the discourses of colonisation and decolonisation, will be given by Kerron Ó Luain, Villanova FLTA. We conclude with a seisiún with an opportunity for participants to display their musical talents. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the day concludes at about 5:00 pm.

The cost is $50 per person, $45 for ICC Patrons, and $15 for college-age and under students (due by May 1).

More info and registration form.