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London Irish Centre

All information below is courtesy of the London Irish Centre
Community, culture and plenty of craic.

London Irish Centre Event. Musicians playing.
London Irish Centre Event

 

Main Events

“Between You, Me and the Wall” Photography Exhibition by John Kelly
We are delighted to present a collection of wonderful photos by award-winning Irish photographer, John Kelly

Irish language courses
These courses are already underway. Visit the London Irish Centre website for contact details and make direct contact for more info.

London Irish Playgroup
The ‘London Irish Playgroup (Grúpa Spraoi Londain) was set up by families for their children to enjoy the Irish language and wider culture through play.

The group is supported by the London Irish Centre charity and it currently runs free stay-and-play sessions from 1-3pm on the last Saturday of each month!

Check out James McDonald speaking to the Irish Times  to find out more about the importance of the Irish language & this group!


No Dogs – Rehearsed Reading Nov 2nd
‘No Blacks. No Irish. No Dogs. That’s what the signs said. And here we are, fifty years later. – Currently in development, No Dogs will be shared as a work in progress at rehearsed readings.

IEF Comedy Night – featuring Ed Byrne Nov 2nd
Top comedy stars Ed Byrne, Grainne Maguire, and Wendy Wason will come together and stand up for a for a good cause in November.

Irish Rambling House Show – Nov 3rd
Show featuring traditional Irish Music, Song , Dance and humourous Storytelling.

An afternoon of Set Dancing – Nov 4th
Geoff Holland’s Sunday Sessions are legendary! All the popular sets and more will be danced with a waltz and jive in between. Everyone is welcome!

London Irish Film Club – Breaking Ground with Q&A Nov 8th
Breaking Ground the story of the London Irish Women’s Centre (2013) tells the story of a radical organisation founded to support generations of Irish women in London.

If I Didn’t Laugh I’d Cry Nov 8th – 10th
5* Edinburgh fringe theatre about the life of comedian Frank Carson.

The Wolfe Tones – Nov 14th Extra Date Added!
Returning to the London Irish Centre – The Wolfe Tones!

The Wolfe Tones – Nov 15th
Returning to the London Irish Centre – The Wolfe Tones!

Derek Ryan Live in Concert – Nov 17th
See Irish country music legend Derek Ryan live in Concert at the London Irish Centre this November!

London Irish Film Club – The Pipe with Q&A Nov 22nd
Local opposition to a gas pipeline in the West of Ireland causes the imprisonment of five activists because of an ongoing battle between Shell Oil and a County Mayo community.

An afternoon of Set Dancing – Dec 2nd
Geoff Holland’s Sunday Sessions are legendary! All the popular sets and more will be danced with a waltz and jive in between. Everyone is welcome!

London Irish Film Club – The Drummer and the Keeper Dec 6th
Drummer Gabriel (Dermot Murphy), recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is forced to curb his erratic behaviour when his therapist changes his medication and insists he join a special football team.

London Irish Centre
The London Irish Centre is located about 10 minutes walk from Camden Town tube station (Northern Line)
To get here, leave the tube station via the Kentish Town Rd exit. Cross the road and turn left up Camden Road. Pass Sainsbury’s, Camden Road station, and Pets at Home, before turning right at Murray Street. Walk straight down Murray Street  for about two minutes and you’ll find us on the left-hand corner.
Overground:
Exit Camden Road station and turn left. Pass Pets at Home before turning right at Murray Street. Walk straight down Murray Street  for about two minutes and you’ll find us on the left-hand corner.
Bus
Bus routes 29, 253 and 274 all stop within a two minute walk from us. For all routes the closest stop is ‘Murray Street’.

Welcome. Tá fáilte romhat.
The London Irish Centre (LIC) is the heart of the Irish community in London.
The LIC is both a Registered Charity and an Irish community centre in Camden Square, London NW1.
For sixty years, The LIC has been both supporting Irish people in London and promoting Irish arts and culture.
Our welfare service is the largest for Irish people outside of Ireland. Each year we work with thousands of people to improve their housing, income, access to health, and social inclusion opportunities. This service works to meet the diverse needs of the large Irish community in London.

Examples of recent events include:
Tea Dance & Social afternoons
Set Dancing 12 Week Course
Set Dancing Sessions
New Irish Theatre Productions
Music Evening Events
London Irish Book Club Event
All Star Rugby Fund Raising Dinner (to support the vulnerable Irish in London)

(Many thanks to the London Irish Centre for the text and images.)