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.
Gaelic Storm in Concert
Irish-American rock/trad band Gaelic Storm will perform on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the York Strand Theatre in York, PA. For tickets or information, call 717-846-1111.
Irish Family Heritage Research Program
LancasterHistory.org (former Lancaster County Historical Society) and LIACS will co-sponsor a presentation on ways to research Irish and Irish American newspapers for genealogical clues in researching family histories. The presentation will be given on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:30pm at the Campus of History main building located at 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call 717-392-4633.
Kevin Burke in Concert
Renowned Irish fiddler Kevin Burke will be performing in concert on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00pm at Tellus 360 located at 24 E. King St., Lancaster. Tickets are $15.00 each. For more information or to purchase tickets go to boxoffice@ tellus360.com or call 717-393-1660.
32nd Annual York St. Patrick's Day Parade
The 32nd Annual York St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 with step-off at 1:00pm. This is the longest running and best produced St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Susquehanna Valley. For more information, contact YorkStPatParade@gmail.com, or call 717-578-0146.
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:
202 Joyce Drive
Lititz, PA 17543
- Lancaster Irish Membership Form212.99 K | 3/2/2015
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