Ballroom and more at the London Irish Centre in Camden

Ballroom London Irish Centre Camden
Shauna McStravock

Ballroom and more at the London Irish Centre in Camden

The London Irish Centre in Camden is bringing back good old fashioned ballroom dancing this month for St Valentine’s Day (Wednesday 14 February) with the ever popular Mary Rose and her band and .

Ballroom London Irish Centre Camden
Shane Owens

Keep It Country TV’s Shauna McStravock will be there on the night to film proceedings and will be looking for people to interview – it could be you. Catch what promises to be the beginning of the return of a long-established Irish tradition in London – dancing.

Ballroom London Irish Centre Camden
Mary Rose

Tickets are £10 (Concessions £8) and will be available from the London Irish Centre shortly.

Call 0208 7916 2222 for more info.

Ed Sheeran

Thanks to everyone who supported the London Irish Centre’s annual Christmas Appeal. The draw has now been completed for the Dermot O’Leary and Ed Sheeran event on 19 June 19 and the winner has been contacted. There will be more chances to win and buy tickets to this show in the coming weeks and months. Join our mailing list at

Ballroom London Irish Centre Camden
Catherine Ryan Howard

Irish Ink #3 Catherine Ryan Howard

The London Irish Centre is back with part three of our series of intimate conversations with Irish writers. The Ladykillers: Sam Blake talks murder with Catherine Ryan Howard. Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin will be chatting to award winning crime author Catherine Ryan Howard about all things criminal. Vanessa writes crime novels as Sam Blake. Expect the knives to be drawn. Find out exactly how crime writers’ tricks of the trade and other tips. Sam Blake’s In Deep Water is published on the same day as the talk while Catherine’s The Liar’s Girl is out on 1 March. Date: 8 February Time: 8pm Tickets: £8 from and can be purchased at the door

The Big Night Out

The London Irish Centre will host The Big Night Out our annual black-tie fundraiser on Friday 2 March. It will be a special night of entertainment with special guests in our historic Camden home. Fabulous drinks, food, auctions, dancing, craic agus ceoil ‘til late sponsored by The McGrath Group, O’Donovan Waste and Metro Bank. Date: 2 March Time: 7pm – 1am Location: London Irish Centre Tickets: £125 each ir table of 10 for £1,200. See: or

Ballroom London Irish Centre Camden

Seán Keane

The London Irish Centre is delighted to welcome Galway’s Seán Keane back for a very special concert. Tickets for this event are flying out the door so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment! Date: 24 February Time: 8pm Location: London Irish Centre Tickets: £20 general admission (£18 concession)


St. Patrick’s Night
The London Irish Centre will welcome the Irish folk and world music legends KILA to the centre for a very special show this St. Patrick’s Day.
Date: 17 March
Time: 7pm
Location: London Irish Centre
Tickets: £20 general admission / £18 concession at

Irish Language Course – May 2018 bookings!

Due to phenomenal demand our Irish Language courses are back this May and tickets are on sale right now!

The course will begin on May 8th and run for 8-weeks to June 26th. The course offers ‘absolute beginners’ or ‘beyond beginners’ for varying levels of skill and knowledge of the language.

Absolute beginners will provide people with a general introduction to the Irish language. Students will learn about sentence structure, the basic rules of pronunciation and will be introduced to the three main dialects.

Beyond beginners is designed for people who have a basic understanding of the language and can hold a simple conversation. The course aims to help students build vocabulary and improve pronunciation.

For more information on these courses and for bookings visit our website

London Irish Playgroup

The ‘London Irish Playgroup (Grúpa Spraoi Londain) was set up in January 2017 by families for their children to enjoy the Irish language and wider culture through play.

The group is supported by the London Irish Centre charity and it currently runs free stay-and-play sessions usually from 1-3pm on the last Saturday of each month at the Irish Centre’s Kennedy Hall in Camden Square.

Advice and Outreach New Timetable

Our Camden service continues offer advice on welfare benefits, housing, passports, Irish pensions and health. We are increasing the appointment slots available. Please phone 0207 916 2222 if you wish to make an appointment.

AM – Emergency Drop In
PM – By Appointment
AM 9:30 – 12:30 Drop In
PM 14:00 – 16:00 Drop In
PM By Appointment
AM By Appointment
PM 14:00 – 16:00 Drop In
AM 9:30 – 12:30 Drop In

Wellbeing Service

Lunch Club is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Camden and open to anyone Irish aged over 50. We are taking referrals. Ring 0207 916 2222 and ask for Dane.

Social Groups

1.30pm to 3.30pm.
William Hobbayne Centre Lower Boston Road Hanwell W7 2HB

1.00pm to 3.00pm
St Mary’s Church, 2 Edith Road
Hammersmith, W14 9BA

(1st and 3rd of the month)
Sutton Club
Granfers Community Centre
73-79 Oakhill Road

Ealing Town Hall
New Broadway
W5 2BY

Shepherd’s Bush
1.30pm to 3.30pm
St Stephens Social Club
Gayford Road
Shepherds Bush
W12 2BY

If you would like more information please contact Jennifer Purcell at 020 7428 2071 or

London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB.

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