The Promised Land: Imagining what Home Rule Ireland would have been like. Live Lecture on 18th November, 2021 – 1921 Centenary Lecture Series.

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

This live lecture looks at 1921 from the perspective of 1911.   Not so much a counter factual history; more a history nobody imagined…  James McConnel is an associate professor of history at Northumbria University. He is a historian of modern Ireland who specialises in Irish political history before and during the First World War. This […]

Daoirí Farrell

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

Doors open 7pm - Show 8pm A former electrician, who decided to become a musician after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell has been described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out […]


1921 Centenary Lecture. “Rejoicing at the peace” or “hearty cheers for the Irish Republic”: The Anglo-Irish Treaty and Irish nationalists in the North East of England.

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London on 6 December 1921 bringing to an end the Irish War of Independence. This talk will examine the response from the Irish nationalist community in the North East of England to the signing; a response that echoed the bitter division in Ireland. Dr Steve Shannon is the author […]

Burns Night at Tyneside Irish Centre

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

It's all go for Burns Night here at the Irish Centre.    There's going to be a traditional supper with a piper, haggis salute and music.  All for the bargain rate of  £8.    Put the date in your diary: 7 - 11 pm on Sunday, 30th January 2022.   And, if things go well, you'll […]


50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday – zoom talk

This very timely talk will take place on zoom. On the 50th anniversary of the events of 30th January, 1972, now known as ‘Bloody Sunday’, this paper examines the relationship between poetry and politics through an exploration of Thomas Kinsella’s 1972 poem Butcher’s Dozen, and considers the role of textual and visual evidence in the […]

St Patrick’s Supper at Tyneside Irish Centre – 20th March 2022

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join us for a feast of music, food and dancing, all hosted by our favourite storyteller, Pat Speight.   The line up features the Tony Corcoran Ceili Band with special guests Benny Goodman (recently declared Gold Medal Folksinger of the year by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, the Pitman Poets and  Una ní Fhlannagáin. […]


Yes! Yes! UCS! A new play by Townsend Theatre here at the Tyneside Irish Centre on 24th March 2022

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

From the team that gave us 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' we give you Townsend Theatre's Production of Yes! Yes! UCS! It's 1971 and Aggie McGraw, straight out of school , gets an office job at Govan shipyard a week before the government decide to kill it off. This is the story of the famous 'work […]


Paddy Cullivan’s The Murder of Michael Collins

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

We are delighted to welcome back Paddy Cullivan with his new show, 'The Murder of Michael Collins' The incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief told through, images and songs and stories. Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief. An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds […]




Tyneside Irish Cultural Society and British Association of Irish Studies Lecture Series 2022 Dr Stephen O’Neill Representations of Partition and Civil War Thursday 21st April  at 7.30pm ONLINE The last in our series of free lectures marking the centenary takes place next week.  Stephen O’Neill is an Irish Research Council Enterprise Research Fellow at the School of […]