United Irish Cultural Center has big plans for St. Patrick’s Day – Richmond Review/Sunset Beacon


Restrictions on institutional cultural and artistic activities during the pandemic have drastically reduced the gathering of people for concerts, performances, exhibitions and eliminated all types of indoor programming such as music lessons, theater, theater and teaching dance.

At the United Irish Cultural Center we have experienced all of this firsthand as we were forced to close to shelter in place on March 12, 2020. However, during this time we have worked tirelessly as a volunteer board to relaunch our Irish dancing, music, theater and art programs while respecting local public health mandates. We have also developed an ambitious reconstruction of our current facility. Consult the plans online at www.irishcenter2025.org

With the pandemic hopefully in the rearview mirror, we can optimistically look back to how things were before. This month will be one of our busiest for the past two years as we welcome Irish artist Annie Holland on Thursday 10th March for a photographic exhibition entitled “Children of the Free State”. On Friday, March 11, Grammy Award-winning violinist Eileen Ivers kicks off the parade weekend with a concert at 7 p.m. Beef and cabbage dinner, Irish music and Irish dancing all day. On Sunday, March 13, we’ll be teaming up with Java Beach Cafe, The United Irish Societies, and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Ceoltóirí Éireann to celebrate the annual 45th Avenue Green Fest block party. On Thursday March 17 we open for dinner, dancing and music at 11am

As a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1975 at the corner of 45th and Wawona, I invite your readers to stop by our Irish Community Center in March to experience Irish hospitality and discover all of our Irish cultural programming that we have to offer the community. in this southwest part of town.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all Sunset Beacon readers!

Liam Reydy


United Irish Cultural Center

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