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Tyneside Irish Festival 2017

Tyneside Irish Festival 2017

This year the Tyneside Irish Cultural Society are promoting the 31st Tyneside Irish Festival. With a fantastic cultural mix, of music, dance, drama and history, there is sure to be something for everyone. Check out the link to the Festival at the top of the page. Keep up date with the Festival on social media: […]

St.Patrick’s Day and 1916: my p...

Writing now it’s all over these are just a few notes from a purely personal perspective. ( Tony Corcoran – Secretary Tyneside Irish Centre) First of all a big thanks to all of our members and friends who turned out last Thursday and made it a very successful day socially and financially. Also  “go raibh […]

Journeying to the Emerald Isle: The A...

  With its rocky shores and wild, lush green beauty, the natural poetry of the homeland’s breathtaking landscape is filled with legend and mystery. With an alluring wilderness and a vibrant culture which resonates in every charming village, city, and port alike, it’s no surprise that Ireland is one of the world’s most popular destinations […]


NEWS RELEASE TYNESIDE IRISH BRIGADE CENTENARY MEETING TYNESIDE IRISH CENTRE 43=49 GALLOWGATE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE1 4SG   NEWS RELEASE TYNESIDE IRISH BRIGADE ASSOCIATI ON A meeting convened at Newcastle’s  Irish Centre on Tuesday 5th August  resolved to set up a permanent organisation to bring together descendants and supporters of the four battalions of the […]

Funders and Sponsors

We have and still do organise and number of Irish Cultural events over the years and would not be able to do this if it wasn’t for the support from a  number of organisations who help us with funding, sponsorship and marketing. We would like to thank all of these organisations and would like to recognise the wonderfull […]

We Need Irish Archive Material

The Tyneside Irish Cultral Society in collaboration with The Customs House South Shields will be working on a new project in the New Year, we will be looking at archive material to inspire and stimulate young people in schools on South Tyneside.  Which will be used to develop and devise a music and dance event which will be performed […]

Draft Constitution

Final draft of the new constitution to be agreed at the EGM on the 18th September Click here to download a copy of the draft constitution  

Set Dancing is a Hoot!

Try Ireland’s wildly popular social dance form. Invented in rural Ireland over 150 years ago, Irish sets are figures danced by four couples in a square akin to American Square dancing. All you need is comfy clothes, hard soled shoes and away you go.  All ages at all abilities welcome. SET DANCING -EVERY TUESDAY 8PM   

The Tyneside Irish Cultural Society N...

New Members are required for the Tyneside Irish Cultural Society If you are interested in joining then please email Fiona Clelland at

Tyneside Comhaltas

Tyneside Comhaltas Diary Welcome to current members and new members. The Tyneside Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann branch has establish itself with a higher profile and wider range of events and activities for members, new members and the wider community. Guest musicians will be invited to play in the Gallowgate Lounge on the second Sunday of each month […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Liam Turner (Free, in the bar)

    August 26 @ 9:00 pm
  2. Pat Shortt – How’s tings

    September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Lecture – A New World: The French Revolution and the Rights of Man

    September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Tyneside Irish Festival Opening and Ceili

    October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Paddy Cullivan’s ‘The ten dark secrets of the Irish Revolution’

    October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Now that would be good craic! ...

Irish Traditional Music and Dance is in the blood here in Clare, and passed down from one generation to the next. This family and their friends were quiet the attraction on O’Connell Street in Ennis last evening as even a few passers by were convinced to join in the craic agus ceoil. #fleadh2017

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One of these are playing in the bar tonight FREE
Tony Corcoran Band

Throwback Thursday .... A few to name this week - can anyone name them all?

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Don't miss the Tony Corcoran Band in the bar tonight .... best Irish fiddler you'll see! ...

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If Bray is too far to travel get yourself down to the Tyneside Irish Centre, during the Festival in October, to see these boys in action! ...

The Navvies live on Bray Seafront Recently .

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