Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
- Immigrants & Refugees
Location1106 North Central AvenuePhoenix, AZ 85004 United States
The mission of the Irish Cultural Center is to celebrate and promote Irish and Celtic Heritage and its influence on and partnership with other cultures. The goal of the McClelland Library is to make accessible a comprehensive collection of materials on Ireland and the Irish diaspora on the role of Irish-Americans in Arizona and the Western United States. The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library are divisions of the Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are owned and maintained by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.
The Irish Cultural Center began in 1999 with our An Gorta Mor (A Great Hunger) memorial and have since become a more than 5,000 square foot facility, complete with our 12th century Norman replica castle built in 2012! The Center is in the process of building a cafe and retail space, and has a constant stream of events relating to Irish and Celtic culture. In 2019, the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library was host to the International Famine Commemoration and continues to be a symbol of Irish heritage in the South West.