SAVE THE IRISH CENTER: HELP US CONTINUE
We love it here. It is our community home. It brings people together in the name of all things Irish in Philadelphia. It is costly to run and because of recent additional expenses and the general cost to run the place, we need help from you to ensure we can keep the doors open for another 50 years.
About the HEARTBEAT OF OUR COMMUNITY
Located in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, the Irish Center is the heartbeat of the Philadelphia Irish community. Known formally as the Commodore Barry Club, this home of ours is a place to enjoy all things Irish: starting with good company and rounding out with fabulous live music & dancing, rich history, Irish sport, and more.
At the Irish Center, generations of families and friends have been enjoying important (and fun) aspects of Irish culture. The Irish Center is also the home to an impressive and robust historic library, which allows the preservation and exploration of our heritage and ancestry.
LABOR OF LOVE
The people who run the Irish Center do so with their hardworking hands and minds, but mostly with their heart. The building is ripe with rich and old beauty. For more than 50 years, the elegant ball room, with its larger than life dance floor, has provided a platform for thousands of step dancers, jivers, ceili dancers and waltzers. The cozy fireside room with its warm flames and stone hearth, welcoming bar, and dance floor is second to none!