EVENTS

ST PATRICK'S 2018

Silver Dollar

March 04, 2018

Live music in the bar with the fantastic Silver Dollar.

Variety of music from Irish Traditional to Folk.

Free. Open to the general public. Family-friendly.

Date - Sunday 4th March

Time - 5.30pm

Electric Generations Exhibition Opening & Symposium

March 08, 2018

4pm - 7pm

You are warmly invited to join us for the official opening of our upcoming exhibition and accompanying short talks with curators and speakers. 

Electric Generations explores the themes of fear, functionality, and freedom in how electricity was received and understood by different generations and communities across Ireland. This includes the diaspora groups settling in England during the twentieth century, from those who encountered electricity for the very first time to those who were taking it for granted by the second half of the century. Featuring previously unseen archival material from the Electricity Supply Board and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, as well as early electrical appliances produced by Manchester company, Pifco, the exhibition examines the initial reception of electricity in everyday lives, as people puzzled to make sense of this new invisible power in their homes.

We are delighted to be joined at the official opening by the exhibition's curatorial team - Ciara Meehan, Owain Davies and Ceri Houlbrook (Univ. of Herts), Katrina Navickas (Univ of Herts), Maurice O Keefe (Irish Life and Lore), Deirdre McParland (ESB Archives).

RSVP below on Eventbrite or email office@iwhc.com

Manchester Irish Festival Launch Night

March 09, 2018

The Manchester Irish Festival will officially launch on Friday 9th March, 6pm at the Irish World Heritage Centre. ​

A night which showcases the best of Ireland and Manchester's Irish community, through music, dance, literature and includes special guests on the night.

Previous years special guests, Michael Flatley, Mrs Browns Boys 'Brendan O'Carroll' and Mary Robinson, President of Ireland (1990 – 1997) have all launched the Festival. In 2016, a year in which we celebrated 21 years of the Festival long supporters of the Manchester Irish Fesitval, Paddy Crerand and Eamonn O'Neal launched the 2 week celebrations at Manchester Town Hall.

​Free to attend, but please RVSP on Eventbrite
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE 


Dress code - smart but casual 


For full listings - 
www.mcririshfestival.com

The Kings of Connaught

March 09, 2018

The Kings of Connaught will perform at the Irish World Heritage Centre on Friday 9th March, bringing the tradition of Irish music from the west of Ireland to Manchester.

This talented group features Liam O’Grady, Mark Costello, Macdara Connolly, Thomas Ryan and Michael Tully.

The band’s talent and youth appeal have caught the eye of the industry both in Ireland and abroad.

 

 

 

Doors will open at 8pm for a 9pm start.

The group will launch the Manchester Irish Festival at the IWHC before the concert starts.

 

Tickets are priced: £12 (Booking fee on Eventbrite and on card payments)

MIEG Irish Conference

March 10, 2018

NATIONAL IRISH STUDIES CONFERENCE

 

Presented by the Manchester Irish Education Group (MIEG) 
Saturday 10 March 2018, 9am - 4.30pm

Irish World Heritage Centre 1 Irish Town Way (off Queens Road), Cheetham, Manchester M8 0AE, UK [Next to Queens Road Metrolink Station on the Bury Line https://tfgm.cpm/public-transport/tram

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 
Kevin Bean: Twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement 
Linda Ervine: The Miracle that is Turas (Irish language in East Belfast)
WORKSHOPS: Michael Sheehan: The Red & The Green (MUFC & their Irish links) 
Fergus O’Connor: Valentia Island in the 19th Century 
Catherine Feeney: Women of Ireland
Afterwards you are cordially invited to a combined reading (20 minutes) of Kate Bevan/ Michael Sheehan’s ‘The Great Hunger’ There will be an IRISH BOOK

 

STALL

Ticket cost: £20 by post or £25 at the door Includes lunch and refreshments
Cheques payable to: Manchester Irish Education Group Book a place by sending your details to: MIEG, 12 Nabbs Fold, Greenmount, Bury BL8 4EH Contact: 07958917780 or 01204 886418 Email:
ManlrishEdGroup@gmail.com ManIrishEdGroup www.manirishedgroup.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sean Wilson & Tony Mac

March 10, 2018

Join us on Saturday 10th March for a fantastic concert with Sean Wilson and Tony Mac.

Tickets: £8

Booking Fee online and on card payments

NatWest 6 Nations - Ireland v Scotland

March 10, 2018

Join us throughout the NatWest 6 Nations and lets cheer on the boys in green together.
☘️ All Ireland matches will be shown live on the BIG screen ☘️

The Battle of Celts will be shown in the bar from 1.30pm (2.15pm ko)



Food will be available to purchase in the bar and cafe.

Free admission. Public Bar. Child Friendly.

Parade Eve with The Mighty Quinn

March 10, 2018

Live music with the amazing Irish band, The Mighty Quinn.

Free. Open to the general public. Family-friendly.

Date - Saturday 10th March

Time - 9pm

Gaelic Mass

March 11, 2018

Before the St Patrick Parade leaves the Irish World Heritage Centre, a Gaelic Mass will be held at 10am in the Munster Hall.

St Patrick's Parade

March 11, 2018

Manchester's 28th St Patrick's Day Parade.
Sunday 11th March 2018.

The parade will leave the Irish World Heritage Centre at 12 noon.

Tens of thousands of people turn out to line the route of the parade to revel in the party atmosphere and join in the celebrations.



The Irish World Heritage Centre held their first St Patrick’s Day Parade on the 17th March 1990 when the Members paraded to St Chad’s Church and attended a Mass celebrated by Fr. McGarry before returning to the Centre. The Longford Association were the first to display a parade banner of their county.

Join us before, during and after the parade for a fantastic day.

 

Ceili in the Munster Hall straight after the parade, 2.30pm. 

St Patrick's Outdoor Music Festival

March 11, 2018

Live outdoor music with international performance Beth Mann & her Irish Pop Band.

Admission on the door: £2.50 individual 

£5 for a Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

St Patrick's Parade After-Party

March 11, 2018

Join our Parade After-party from 2.30pm in the bar, with the marvellous Quare Craic and Innisfree.

2.30pm - Late

Free Admission. Family-Friendly. Open to public.

Kíla

March 15, 2018

From the mardi-gras excitement of ten thousand people at the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse to two hundred people at the Bloomsday celebrations in Tinahely’s Courthouse, Kíla have been bringing their ‘energetic, creative and wildly exuberant music’ (France’s Trad Mag) to summer festivals all around Europe.

Kíla are still riding high on the success of this year’s album release Kíla Alive Beo which is in the top ten of Hot Press’ end of year ‘Album of the Year’ charts. Their remarkable partnership with French composer Bruno Coulais also continued with the recording of the soundtrack of the forthcoming animated feature White Fang.

Kíla are no strangers to the heady heights of the music world having produced 10 critically acclaimed studio albums since their first one - the quirky named Handel’s Fantasy set ears twitching some twenty years ago. In 2008 they recorded the song ‘The Ballad of Ronnie Drew’ with U2, The Dubliners, Glen Hansard and a host of other artists. The song spent two weeks on top of the Irish Charts and was later included on a U2.com-only album of collaborations that U2 recorded with other artists – Duals (2012).

Tickets: - £15.00 (Booking Fee on Eventbrite and on card payments).

St Patrick's Outdoor Music Festival

March 17, 2018

Live outdoor music with international performance Beth Mann & her Irish Pop Band.

Admission on the door: £2.50 individual 

£5 for a Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

St Patrick's Day

March 17, 2018

Start the day with a full Irish Breakfast from 10am, pre-booking is essential, followed by live music in the lounge with Whiskey in the Jar and Irish Trio. Free admission.

England v Ireland

March 17, 2018

Join us throughout the NatWest 6 Nations and lets cheer on the boys in green together.
☘️ All Ireland matches will be shown live on the BIG screen ☘️

England v Ireland will be shown in the bar from 2pm (2.45pm ko)



Food will be available to purchase in the bar and cafe.

Free admission. Public Bar. Child Friendly.

Rhythm & Rhyme St Patrick's Day Session

February 17, 2018

Rich mix of musical fun for 0-5s – songs, dance, bubbles, percussion, parachute play, with an Irish accent. Experienced practitioners approved by Manchester Education Service.

Free admission. Reserve your childs place by emailing culture@iwhc.com, call us on 0161-205-4007 or RSVP on Eventbrite.

11am - 12 noon.

St Patrick's Outdoor Music Festival

March 18, 2018

Live outdoor music with international performance Beth Mann & her Irish Pop Band.

Admission on the door: £2.50 individual 

£5 for a Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

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FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018

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