Connecting the Irish on Tyneside

Irish Cultural Society

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Promoting Irish culture on Tyneside.

We are a not for profit organisation that arranges events across Tyneside. Since it’s inception we have had some of the biggest names in Irish culture performing here, in the north east of England.

Recently we have been running a series of free lectures by visiting university lecturers and authors. The ‘Road to the Rising’ lectures have been reflecting on the consequences of the 1916 Easter Rising. They have been very well attended.

‘Raised on Songs and Stories’ is the name of our outreach project which brings together older Irish people who share some of their stories with us over lunch. So far we have been up to Northumberland and down to Teesside and County Durham. We sing songs, play tunes and encourage anyone to get up and perform. The Northern Stage theatre group have been recording some of these fascinating stories and will turn them into a play. We hope to be able to carry on this project long after the play is produced since the feedback we have had has been so positive and brought some of the Irish community together that had often not seen each other for years.

The highlight of our events throughout the year is our Irish festival in October which is in it’s 30th year. Expect amazing traditional and contemporary music, dancing, sessions, comedy, film and drama. There should be something to suit everyone.

Get involved.

We often need help with events so please contact us if you would like take part.


0191 2610385

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Upcoming Events

  1. Liam Turner (Free, in the bar)

    June 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. Beacon Band

    June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Liam Turner

    July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  4. Shillelagh

    July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Sally Glennon

    July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Photos from last night ... thanks Simone Rudolphi for the pics ...

Ladies in Pink Scarves Ceilidh organised by Carol and Celia: Lord Mayor with Carol McCormack, Karen Verrill (founder of LIPS), Celia Hall and the Lady Mayoress at Tyneside Irish Centre with Tony Corcoran & band 🎻🎶🍀

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Looks like a great night is being had for the Ladies in Pink Scarves charity night! 💖 ...

“Newcastle upon Tyne's First Citizen, Lord Mayor Linda Wright+ LM Hayley enjoy "The Blaydon Races" @Tyneside_Irish 4 Ladies in Pink Scarves.

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🏐 Televised GAA showing this weekend 🏐

Saturday 24 June Ulster SFC semi-final Down v Monaghan 7pm – RTE

Sunday 25 June Leinster SFC semi-final Dublin v Westmeath 4pm – RTE

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Tyneside Irish Centre shared a post. ...

Presentation From The Dinner Dance

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