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 other Irish events that we thought you may be interested in.
The Irish Rovers in Concert
Reading Area Community College presents in concert the legendary Irish folk band The Irish Rovers on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30pm. Their recording, The Unicorn was an international hit and they have been touring for over forty years. For tickets or information call 610-607-6205.
Jammin Divas in Concert
The Ware Center presents in concert the Jammin Divas (featuring Aoife Clancy of Cherish The Ladies fame) on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:30pm. Their music will feature songs from Ireland, Australia and the USA and will show the interconnection of culture among the three countries. For tickets or information go to email@example.com or call 717-872-3811
King Street Seisiun (Session)
Annie Bailey's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Tellus 360 and the Mayor's Office of Special Events will be sponsoring the inaugural King Street Seisiun (Session) an all things Irish block party. The event will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm on the zero block of East King Street in downtown Lancaster. The street will be closed to traffic from 2:00pm til 11:00pm. The session will feature live Irish music, dancers, bagpiping and traditional Irish food prepared by Annie Bailey's Irish Pub & Restaurant. For more information or to purchase tickets go to [|www.anniebaileys.com|http ... -more-
A Taste of Ireland
The Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society will hold it's annual Taste of Ireland on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Lancaster Tennis & Yacht Club located at 2615 Columbia Avenue in Lancaster. The event is open to members and their guests. Members are asked to bring a food item (preferably Irish) and guests will be charged a nominal $5.00/person fee to attend the tasting. A cash bar is available and will include both Guinness and Harp on draft. For more information contact Gabrielle Hackman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (717)-786-7243.
Solas in Concert
Tellus 360 presents in concert the USA's premier Irish American band Solas in concert on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7:00pm. Called by NPR "the quintessential Irish American band" Solas weaves traditional music together with topical contemporary music to form a beacon for the Celtic music genre today. For tickets or information go to email@example.com or call 717-393-1660.
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