Welcome to the Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society
Friends and Members Websites
The list below is in no particular order.
Hand-crafted reclaimed wood furniture, authentic Irish furniture and eco-friendly gifts for you and your home.
We are manufacturing furniture from reclaimed wood. For our manufactured product, we have found trees that have fallen locally, houses that have been taken down, buildings that have lived their life and aged lumber that have been collected from around the country and through happenstance ended up in local areas. We are committed to manufacturing furniture that will last the test of time; we are making the antiques of tomorrow.
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.
M Street has donated this website since March 20, 2010. Donation includes hosting, maintenance and support.
We believe that comprehensive dentistry means better care. Please contact us or stop by our dental office in Lancaster PA, conveniently located in Manheim Township, to learn about individualized comprehensive care - the hallmark of our practice.
rish Philadelphia represents the work of two Philadelphia journalists, and if our Irish roots are showing, well, so be it. For now, it's a labor of love only. Time will tell whether this little experiment can become more,something, dare we hope, profit-making. Regardless, we promise to retain our independence, integrity, and our respect for our audience.
Rock Ford Plantation stands on the wooded banks of the Conestoga River, 1 mile South of Lancaster. Two centuries ago, no bridges spanned the nearby Conestoga River. Therefore, one forded the Conestoga at a spot with rock outcroppings. This location is the most likely origin of the name "Rock Ford".
Edward Hand purchased the "plantation tract of land" in two transactions: 160 acres in 1785, and 17 additional acres in 1792. The old term for a farm under cultivation was "plantation". Built circa 1794, the Georgian style brick mansion remains remarkably preserved and essentially unchanged architecturally. Rock Ford's spacious four floors conform to the same plan -- a center hall and four corner rooms -- typical of the period. Visitors walk the original 18th century floors and see original rails, shutters, doors, cupboards, paneling, and windowpanes.
Legit Sound Music Production
Legit Sound Music Production (featuring the group Celtic Soul performing Irish Favorites on CD)
Celtic Spirit is a band dedicated to presenting the traditional folk music of Ireland and Scotland along with contemporary and original compositions that we weave into our shows at all of the great locations where we have the fortune to perform. We have great respect for the traditions that we continue and owe a deep gratitude not only to the composers of the songs we play, but also to all those who have influenced our music through the years. We love to share the music that flows through our collective souls with our families, fellow musicians, friends and fans that we meet along the way and we are endlessly searching for new songs to play for our all of you!
Looking for an Irish band in southcentral Pennsylvania? Look no further than Fire in the Glen, an energetic duo featuring Jason Mundok on guitar and vocals and Tom Knapp on fiddle, bodhran and backing vocals.
The York Saint Patrick's Day Parade is held annually on the Saturday before Saint Patrick's Day (except when March 17th falls on a Saturday, in which case the parade will be held on the actual holiday). The parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Market and Penn Streets and proceeds east on Market to the block between Duke and Queen Streets. The parade is organized by the York Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee, a not-for-profit volunteer organization. Current members are: Sean Kenny, Jane Lyter, Roseanne Maglione, Don Murphy, Joan O'Keefe, Daniel Reilly, Joanne Riley, Charlie Rupp, Mary Anne Winkelman, Bob Wright, and Mary Yeaple. We are always looking for volunteers to help on parade day.
The parade is funded through corporate sponsorships, a raffle, and several fundraising activities held throughout the year. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact us if you would like to help support this family-friendly community event.
The Hooley School of Irish Dance was founded in 2001 by Crystal Glick as a “gym credit” option for home-school students. What began as small classes for home school students has blossomed in to an accredited Irish Dance School with about 80 students from Lancaster, York, and Lebanon County.
A Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant located right in the heart of Lancaster.
From the expertly hand-crafted bar created by skilled tradesmen in Waterford, Ireland, to the furniture shipped from County Armagh, as well as various bric-a-brac painstakingly collected throughout the Emerald Isle, you will experience a little bit of Ireland that transports the feel, look and taste of authentic Irish culture to your doorstep.
As you walk through the entrance doors that formerly adorned the famous Shelbourne House Hotel in Dublin, you will begin to immediately feel the "Cead mile Failte" (A hundred thousand welcomes) that Ireland is famous for.
The pub is modeled in the Victorian Dublin style, which complements the Victorian-era building built in 1890 in which it is housed. This Lancaster landmark was previously occupied by the famous men's clothing store of Sayers, Scheid & Sweeton.