St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th

$15 members // $20 non-members
Only available at Irish Centre bar

7:00 am – 10:30 am
Full Irish Breakfast
($10 without ticket – $5 with ticket)

Gaelic Championship Games

7:00 am  – Corofin vs Nemo Rangers
8:45 am – Cuala vs Piarsaigh


11:00 am – 3:00 pm – “Mark McGarrigle”
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm –  “Martin Doyle & Dave Devaney”
9:00 pm – 1:00 am – “Vibram Souls”

** Irish Dancers **
       9:00 AM                 Celtic Ceili Dancers
11:00 AM                  Mattierin School of Irish Dance
1:00 PM                  Knock School of Irish Dance
3:00 PM                 Celtic Ceili Dancers
4:30 PM                 Scoil Rince Mahoney
7:30 PM                 Brady Academcy
9:00 PM                Mattierin School of Irish Dance
10.00 PM                 Knock School of Irish Dance

Kitchen & Bar Specials
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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance


Cocktails:   6:00 pm
Dinner:      7:00 pm
Dance:        9:00 pm

Irish Dancers

Mattierin School of Irish Dance @ 8:45 pm
Knock School of Irish Dance @ 9:45 pm
Entertainment by “The Chancers


$20 .00 Seniors
$25.00 Members
$30.00 Non-members
Now available at the bar
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Annual General Meeting

Sunday, MARCH 25

Doors open @ 12:15 pm.
Please come early to register and get a seat.
Meeting starts @ 1:00 pm.
With the AGM fast approaching, as an Executive, we are encouraging as many of our current members as possible to attend the meeting.  The ISSS is very active these days and require dedicated and motivated members for it to be successful.  The Executive is reaching out to the 2017 membership to consider putting their name forward to fill one of the many volunteer Executive positions available at the AGM.  It takes much effort and team work to keep the ISSS going.  An Executive that is dedicated, works as a team and have the interest of the membership, will ensure a strong ISSS.
Please feel free to contact any current Executive member regarding a position.  You can also contact one of the Trustees to put your name forward for a position.  Many hands make lighter work.
Respectfully yours, ISSS Executive                                                                     


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2018 Rose of Tralee Selection Night

Rose of Tralee Selection Night

May 26, 2018

Join us for one of the most glamorous nights of the year!
Tickets:  $25.00
Irish Centre Members Only .… Get $5 off when you purchase tickets between March 21-23
** get your ticket for only $20 **
Available now and can be picked up at the Irish Centre
If you have any further questions please contact Katie (780) 691-4700 or Katherine (780) 298-2473
We are looking for individuals, groups and/or companies to sponsor the new Western Canada Rose.  If you are interested please read the attached link  Corporate Sponsorship 1


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2017/18 Executive

Congratulations to the incoming 2017/18 executive committee.

President – Martin Doyle

Vice President – Janet Wilde

Secretary – Kimberly Budd

Treasurer – Rory Brady

Social Director – Melanie Regan

Sports Director – Paul Hawthorn

Member At Large – Anita Nixon

Trustees – Seamus Donaghy, Bill McGuire, Ted Nesdole

Past President – Stephen McElhatton

The Cultural Director position was not filled at the meeting. If you are interested in the role, please contact any of the existing executive members.

Updated contact information will be available shortly.

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St. Patrick’s Day Tickets Now Available

It only comes once a year, so get your tickets while they’re still available!

Tickets for this year's St. Patrick's Day events are now available!!

Tickets for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day events are now available!!

Saturday, March 11 we have the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance.  Featuring a fantastic roast beef dinner, music from Allen & Hobbs, tickets are only $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Tickets for St. Patrick’s Day itself are available too. Friday, March 17 (yes, we know the date is wrong on the tickets…) starts first thing in the morning with a full breakfast (only $5 once you’re through the doors) and the  GAA Club Finals. Throughout the day there will be Irish dance performances and music, as well as food specials in the kitchen.  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

On Saturday, we’re keeping the party going with Vibram Souls playing in the evening. There’s only a $5 cover charge for this great band, and proceeds will be donated to charity.

Come down and buy your tickets while they’re still around!  See you this March at the Irish Centre!!

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Join us on Family Day

Drop by on Sunday for the Irish Centre’s Family Day BBQ and Membership Drive.

The festivities will run from 1PM to 9PM with a free dinner for members being served from 4 to 7 PM.

If you were a member in 2016 or take out your membership for 2017, come on in for some steak and hot dogs for the kids!

There will also be face painting, balloon animals and a treat bag for the kids.

In the evening, we will have an open mic for our talented members who play an instrument, sing or recite.

Poster – Family Day BBQ

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Robbie Burns Night This Saturday!



Come out and celebrate Robbie Burns Night this Saturday at the Irish Centre. There will be food special and music by The Chancers.

And of course, there will be pipers and haggis!

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Byrne & Kelly Back in Edmonton — Get your tickets!

byrnekellyAfter an amazing sold show in 2014, the Edmonton Irish Sports & Social Society is happy to announce that Byrne and Kelly will be back performing on Saturday, July 16, 2016. This promising event will include new, original music as well as your favourite Irish classics.

Doors at 6 PM
Concert at 8 PM to 10 PM

The Irish Centre will remain open  after the concert until last call.
General Admission/General Seating

Take a listen:

For tickets go to

Their first two albums Acoustically Irish and Live in Australia received awards and hit number #1 in Billboard’s world album category, as well as on  iTunes, Amazon World Album and cdbaby.

In February 2016, Byrne and Kelly released their original album Echoes featuring songs that highlight their rich, Irish culture and experiences traveling the world playing music was released. Echoes immediately hit chart success and hit the #1 spot on the iTunes World Music chart, Billboard Top 5 World Album, #1 Amazon Traditional Folk and #1 Amazon Traditional British & Folk charts, Amazon Top 100 Album, and Google Play Top World Album.

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Heritage Days Volunteers Needed

Just a sample of some of the delicious potato bread for Heritage Days made by volunteers last year!

Just a sample of some of the delicious potato bread for Heritage Days made by volunteers last year!

Do you have some spare time and love festivals?

Heritage Days is one of the biggest festivals in Edmonton and is attended by thousands of people from around the world.

Every year the Irish Centre calls out for volunteers to get involved and support ourIrish community. This year, we need another group of dedicated volunteers to make the Irish Pavilion a success!

Food preparation:

  • Potato Pancakes (June 20-23; June 27-28)
  • Soda Bread; Barm Braic; Scones (Mid July)
  • Irish stew (July 23-28)


  • Set up / Take down
  • Drivers
  • Kitchen crew members (8 shifts over 3 days)
  • Front end servers (8 shifts over 3 days)

You don’t need any special skills or experience. Maybe you want to learn how to make some traditional Irish food or just meet some wonderful new Irish (and non-Irish!) friends … just sign up.

It takes a village to make the Ireland pavilion a huge success and we are very proud of our volunteers. Let`s make 2016 another brilliant year!

Sign up sheets – available at the Irish Centre or let us know that you’re interested by contacting:

Seán MacQueen – moc.liamgnull@neeuqcamks

Siobhan MacQueen @ 780-489-8001

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