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Presented by Sharonah Fredrick, Assistant Director, ACMRS 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm
The Irish Cultural Center
1106 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Open to the public – Tickets $5 at the door
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The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) in tandem with the Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix, is offering a fascinating exploration of Celtic myths and legends, and their similarities with the Hopi and Navajo traditions of the American Southwest. Ancient Irish, Hopi, and Navajo oral (and later written) literature will illustrate parallel perspectives in life, love, music, war, and above all, the realm of the sacred; the evening will also explore legends regarding hypothetical Irish voyages to the Americas prior to the Age of Exploration.


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Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:39

2014 Ennis 5K Fun Run & Walk


The Phoenix Sister Cities' Ennis Committee held their annual 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday November 8, 2014. We had a great turnout and a fun race. Go raibh mile maith agut (Thank you) to everyone who came out to support the Ennis Committee and Phoenix Sister Cities!

Click here for the full photo gallery.



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Senator John McCain Among Honorees for Anam Cara Awards in Phoenix on
Friday, October 17

The Phoenix-based Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Irish Library award three distinguished business and civic leaders with highest community service honor.

Who: Persons of Irish or Celtic descent, or anyone who wants to be Irish, are welcome to join the celebration dinner to honor three accomplished individuals during the annual Anam Cara “Soul Friend” Awards Gala, hosted by the nonprofit Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation in downtown Phoenix. Ticket are available for advance or event day purchase. Guests will be welcomed by an official Pipe band, enjoy a grand Irish feast, Irish music and dancers; all in the authentic surrounds of the Irish Cultural Center and castle that holds the McClelland Irish Library.

What: “Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity,” said the great Irish poet, Sean O’Casey. The annual Anam Cara Awards are celebrated to recognize individuals of Irish or Celtic heritage that have lived their life with outstanding service to their community. The 2014 slate of accomplished honorees include:

Senator John McCain, Senior United States Senator from Arizona
Janice Ryan Bryson, Historian and Author of Irish Arizona
John Harnett, Founder and President of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, Silicone Valley

Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation Board of Trustee President, Jim Daugherty, is proud to recognize these outstanding individuals for their contributions to the mission of Celtic cultures on a regional and global scale. “I am ecstatic that we are honoring this esteemed group of leaders that have made such a meaningful contribution to our mission, which can be summarized in Gaelic as ‘caithfimid as gaelige a roint,’ we must pass the Irish on,” said Daugherty.
Tickets are available by calling 602-258-0109 or visiting Awards Gala dinner tickets are available for $125 per person and benefit the local Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation. Media interviews are available with Anam Cara Award recipients.
When: Friday, October 17 at 6 pm
Where: Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

About the Irish Cultural Center
The nonprofit Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Irish Library provide educational and cultural programming through classes, festivals, exhibits and special events. The history, music, art, dance, literature, drama, crafts, language, travel, sports, genealogy and traditions of the Emerald Isle and other Celtic cultures are presented year-round by the Academy of Irish and Celtic studies housed at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix.

(The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Irish Library, The Heart Of The Celtic Community, are Divisions of the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation a 501 (c) (3) Not For Profit Corporation, and are owned and maintained by the City Of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.)

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Caledonian Society of Arizona

Please Join Us for the Robert Burns Supper


Robert Burns Supper

Phoenix Country Club

2901 N. 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ   

Men are encouraged to wear kilts & jackets, tuxedos, suits or blazers with a tartan tie, while women don evening dresses with tartan sashes or shawls; tartan skirts with blouse or sweater.    

The evening's program includes:

Attendees follow the Colours, Pipes and Drums into the Ballroom 
Glenmorangie™ Single Malt Tasting                                     
The toast to, and proper service of, the Haggis
A traditional Scottish menu of the highest quality is served:
Cup of Cock-a-leekie Soup 
Garden Green Salad with Walnuts, Cherry Tomatoes and Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Stout Steak Pie with Garlic Carrot Pea Conundrum
Mashed local source Organic Turnip
Haggis, done "Old World Style"
Barley, Carrot, Turnip Medley
Served with rolls & butter
Sticky toffee pudding with a whiskey crème anglaise  
Imported fine Scottish beer with full bar and wine available

Live band - Scottish tunes, songs and Auld Lang Syne
Lovely country club setting, cocktail reception overlooking the golf course
Raffle and live auction


Tickets available at : Brown Paper Tickets


Everyone is welcome! We hope you'll join us! 



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Monday, 15 September 2014 09:02

Ennis Committee Membership Drive



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Friday, 29 August 2014 14:54

Phoenix Sister Cities 5k

For registration form, click here. 

When: November 8, 2014

Time: race begins at 8 a.m., check-in begins at 7 a.m.

Where: 5802 E. Indian School Road. Phoenix, AZ

If you have any questions, please contact us at602.534.3751

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

Ennis 5K Run 2013

This 5K Run was held on November 9, 2013 at Arizona Falls in Phoenix.  Over 100 runners and walkers attended this year’s event with 7 booths including Prague, Grenoble, DAC, YAEP and over 20 volunteers who made it

possible.  A special thanks to Arizona Federal Credit Union which was our Race Day Sponsor - the largest sponsor to date!   The day was fun with over 40 awards given out in 5 year age increments to runners as well as drawings for free prizes which included, Tea Time Teas, 30-day membership to The Village, Teeth Whitening by Dr. Woodrow, Road IDs, and a Leidan Mitchell gift basket.

Submitted by: Gwen Schaecher





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Friday, 15 November 2013 16:46

2013 5K Run


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