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.
Irish Hurling Match
On Saturday April 23, 2016 the Baltimore Hurling Club will host a match against the Allentown Hurling Club at 3:00 pm at the Centerville Middle School athletic fields. Several of the lads from Tellus 360 play for the Baltimore Club and it's a great opportunity to watch the national sport of Ireland being played as well as cheering on our friends from Tellus 360. In addition there will be two rugby matches featuring the Lancaster Red Roses Rugby Club preceding the hurling match. The rugby matches will run from 11:30 am until approximately 2:00 pm. Admission is free.
LIACS General Meeting
The Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society will hold a General Meeting on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Maple Grove Community Center on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster. Tom Daniels will conclude his multi-part presentation on the Easter Uprising in Ireland. It is only fitting that he do so on that day as it is the commemorative date of the 100th Anniversary of the Uprising. In addition to Tom's presentation there will be vocal performances of Irish music, Irish step dancers and food and beverages for members and their guests.
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