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1916 Commemoration Events at the Irish Centre

To mark the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising, there are two events underway this weekend at the Irish Centre. On Friday, April 22, we have a night of Ceili dancing, live music and singing as part of the 1916 … Continue reading

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A brief history

The Edmonton Irish Sports and Social Society can trace its origins to a meeting on April 18th, 1958, when a group of newcomers formed the Edmonton Gaels. In February 1959 they adopted the title Irish Sports and Social Club, and soon saw the formation of the Shamrock Rovers soccer club. On November 28th, 1962 the club attained society status and thus became the Irish Sports and Social Society. Continue reading

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