Welcome to the Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society
Our purpose is to
- Promote and foster the Irish culture in Lancaster County and elsewhere
- Perpetuate the history of Ireland and its people
- Encourage friendship, loyalty and kinship among those people of Lancaster County interested in Irish culture, traditions and history
- Promote civic participation within the Lancaster County community through works of charity
Upcoming Local Irish Events
Below is a listing of Irish events that we thought you may be interested in.
Irish Music Sessions
Tellus 360 in downtown Lancaster hosts traditional Irish music sessions featuring Dave Pedrick, guitarist for local Irish band, the Kilmaine Saints, on the 4th Sunday of each month. The sessions begin at 2:00 PM, and there is no charge. Local musicians are welcome to come and join in the jam. For more information, go to www.tellus360.com.
Annie Bailey's Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Lancaster hosts a traditional Irish music session on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The sessions begin at 2:00 pm and there is no charge to attend the sessions. For more information go to www.anniebaileys.com.
Gaelic Storm in Concert
Renowned Irish/American band, Gaelic Storm will appear in concert on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Strand Capital Theater in downtown York, PA. For tickets or information call (717) 846-1111.
Taste of Ireland
The Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society will hold its annual Taste of Ireland on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Lancaster Tennis & Yacht Club on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster. The doors will open at 12:30 pm and the event begins at 1:00 pm. For information or to confirm attendance and what food item you are bringing contact Gabrielle Hackman at email@example.com or call (717) 786-7243. Please note: This event is open to members and their guests only.
King Street Seisiun
Annie Bailey's Irish Pub & Restaurant and Tellus 360 will once again hold the King Street Seisiun the biggest and best St. Patrick's Party in downtown Lancaster. The event will be held on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm and will take place outdoors in the first block of East King Street in Lancaster. Lots of Irish music, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15.00 each and proceeds of the event go to several local organizations. For tickets or information go to kingstreetseisiun2017.eventbrite.com.
Celtic Woman in Concert
Irish vocal ensemble Celtic Woman will appear in concert on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm at American Music Theatre in Lancaster County. Tickets are available at AMTshows.com or by calling 800-648-4102.
Membership in this organization will be open to any person interested in fostering and promoting Irish culture, traditions and history as well as participating in charitable work for the Lancaster County community.
Yearly dues are $10 per person. Family members under 18 are free. Please send checks to:
202 Joyce Drive
Lititz, PA 17543
- Lancaster Irish Membership Form212.99 K | 3/2/2015
Duffy's Cut Update
In June, 1832, a group of 57 Irish immigrants from Donegal, Tyrone, and Derry arrived in Philadelphia. They were brought to Chester County by a fellow Irishman named Philip Duffy as laborers for the construction of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, Pennsylvania’s pioneering railroad. Within six weeks, all were dead of cholera and possibly violence, and were buried anonymously in a ditch outside of Malvern.
The Duffy’s Cut Project is an ongoing archival and archaeological search into their lives and deaths and seeks to provide insight into early 19th Century attitudes about industry, immigration, and disease in Pennsylvania. With the help of the Chester County Emerald Society, we obtained an official State Historical Marker for the site in March, 2004, thereby putting Duffy’s Cut on the map of history. The marker was dedicated on June 18, 2004, and was placed by us at the intersection of King Rd. and Sugartown Rd. in Malvern. br>
July 2010: Human Bones Found
August 2010: CNN Interview (video)
For more information and pictures please visit: Duffy's Cut Project Home Site