Welcome to the Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society
Our purpose is to
- Promote and foster the Irish culture in Lancaster County and elsewhere
- Perpetuate the history of Ireland and its people
- Encourage friendship, loyalty and kinship among those people of Lancaster County interested in Irish culture, traditions and history
- Promote civic participation within the Lancaster County community through works of charity
Upcoming Local Irish Events
Below is a listing of Irish events that we thought you may be interested in.
Irish Music Sessions
Tellus 360 in downtown Lancaster hosts traditional Irish music sessions featuring Dave Pedrick, guitarist for local Irish band, the Kilmaine Saints, on the 4th Sunday of each month. The sessions begin at 2:00 PM, and there is no charge. Local musicians are welcome to come and join in the jam. For more information, go to www.tellus360.com.
Bus Trip - Bethlehem Classic Celtic Festival
The Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society will be sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday, September 27th, to the largest Celtic festival in the Northeastern United States. This is the Bethlehem Classic Celtic Festival, held in downtown Bethlehem, PA. Seats on the bus are very limited and are $55.00/person. Tickets must be purchased by August 20. There is no charge for the festival. Features Scottish Games, lots of bands and music, and lots of food and gift vendors. This is a wonderful festival to attend. For tickets or more information, contact Gabrielle Hackman, at email@example.com, or call 717-786-7243.
Gabriel Donohue in Concert
Irish-born, multi-talented musician and singer, Gabriel Donohue, will appear in concert at Tellus 360 on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 8:00 PM. Gabriel plays a variety of instruments and is a fine singer/songwriter. For more information, go to www.tellus360.com.
Briege Murphy in Concert
This folk artist from South Armagh, Northern Ireland, will perform at Tellus 360 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 7:00 PM. Briege has been recognized at many competitions throughout Ireland and Europe for her songwriting, and she will be performing her own compositions at the concert. For more information, go to www.tellus360.com.
Joshua Burnside in Concert
From County Down, Northern Ireland, Joshua has been described as an experimental folksinger with a unique style that resonates the past as well as the present. He will be performing at Tellus
360 on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 9:00 PM. For more information go to www.tellus360.com.
Black 47 in Concert with Ogham Stones
Legendary Irish rock band, Black 47, will be performing at Tellus 360 one last time before they retire the band, and this is that concert! A must see show as their concert here last February was a smashing success. They will perform Friday, September 12, 2014, at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available at a premium, so don't hesitate to order now. For more information, go to www.tellus360.com.
LIACS General Meeting
The Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society will hold its September General Meeting on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 1:30 PM, at Tellus 360. The meeting is open to the general public and will feature a topic of Irish interest, or Irish music. For more information, contact Tim St.Clair, at 717-285-5000, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halfway To St. Patrick's Day Party
Tellus 360 will be holding its halfway to St. Patrick's Day Party on Friday, September 19, 2014, starting at 4:00 PM. Music will be provided by local Irish/Celtic bands Kilmaine Saints and Garrahan's Ghost. For more information, go to www.tellus360.com.
Membership in this organization will be open to any person interested in fostering and promoting Irish culture, traditions and history as well as participating in charitable work for the Lancaster County community.
Yearly dues are $10 per person. Family members under 18 are free. Please send checks to:
32 Penny Road
Holtwood, Pa. 17532-9603
- LANCASTER IRISH membership form10.02 K | 8/30/2010
Duffy's Cut Update
In June, 1832, a group of 57 Irish immigrants from Donegal, Tyrone, and Derry arrived in Philadelphia. They were brought to Chester County by a fellow Irishman named Philip Duffy as laborers for the construction of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, Pennsylvania’s pioneering railroad. Within six weeks, all were dead of cholera and possibly violence, and were buried anonymously in a ditch outside of Malvern.
The Duffy’s Cut Project is an ongoing archival and archaeological search into their lives and deaths and seeks to provide insight into early 19th Century attitudes about industry, immigration, and disease in Pennsylvania. With the help of the Chester County Emerald Society, we obtained an official State Historical Marker for the site in March, 2004, thereby putting Duffy’s Cut on the map of history. The marker was dedicated on June 18, 2004, and was placed by us at the intersection of King Rd. and Sugartown Rd. in Malvern. br>
July 2010: Human Bones Found
August 2010: CNN Interview (video)
For more information and pictures please visit: Duffy's Cut Project Home Site