Caption: The stone arch at the Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
(602) 392-7850 or (602) 258-0109
The Irish Cultural Center is owned and maintained by the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Through a unique partnership, the non-profit Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation organizes and offers the special events and educational programs associated with the center and manages hall rentals.
The center features a large meeting hall, which is available for rental. Across the plaza from the main center is the Irish Cottage, a full-scale replica of an Irish farm cottage.
The Foundation's Academy of Irish & Celtic Studies offers an array of unique classes in everything from Celtic instruments -- including bagpipes and the bodhran - to Celtic languages, such as Welsh and Scottish Gaelic, to step dancing.