Who We Are

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society (TICS) was founded to champion Irish music and cultural events across Tyneside and the North East of England

Founded by Tony Corcoran in 1994 Tyneside Irish Cultural Society presents the very best of Irish culture to Tyneside audiences. We run events throughout the year including St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and our annual Irish Festival now in its 37th year.

Through heritage and welfare projects, concerts, lectures and educational programmes TICS aims to introduce and bring together anyone with an enthusiasm for Irish arts & culture. TICS provides a significant platform for authentic Irish events, and ensures that the best of Irish creative talent is continually promoted here in the north.

The society is a company limited by guarantee; it is a not for profit organisation and the society is governed by a board of directors.


The TICS is run by part staff and committed volunteers. If you would like to be part of the team please get in touch.


TICS gratefully receives support from the following organisations: Culture Ireland, the Arts Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland, the Irish Youth Foundation, the Ireland Funds of Great Britain, Sir James Knott Trust, Community Lottery and Heritage Lottery funds.