About the ICC

The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith opened its doors in 1995 as the premiere centre in the UK dedicated to the promotion and welfare of Irish art and culture abroad. The ICC welcomes and invites people of all backgrounds and cultures to participate in our 3 core activities: our culture, community, and education programmes.

Culture Programme

Every year we hold a varied and exciting culture programme that includes high profile Irish music, theatre, film screenings, storytelling, Irish literature, comedy, art exhibitions, and a themed lecture series strengthening the bond between the UK and Ireland.

Community Programme

Alongside our culture programme, we also run a low cost and free community programme of Irish music sessions, singer songwriter nights, classical musical recitals, ceili’s, tea dances for elders, poetry groups, afternoon film screenings, knitting groups, and exercise classes battling the effects of isolation, loneliness, and inactivity.

Education Programme

Finally, our education programme is open to people of all ages and backgrounds as we run varied classes from literature and film to Irish Music and Dancing, which has a large intake of age ranges, focusing on friendship with the person, not the age group. In 2008 we were awarded the Mayors Award for our services to the London community.

The Team


Peter Power-Hynes


Rosalind Scanlon

Culture Director

Anthony Harte

Director and Trustee

David Boyd

Director and Trustee

Rory Mullarkey


Anne Flaherty


Troy Gallagher


Lucy Briggs



Seamus McGarry


Mary Walker



William Foote

Centre Director

Ruby Kearney

Events Officer

Rosemary Cusack

Room Bookings Officer

Gerry Logue

Music Programming & Audio Production

Emma Byrne

Digital Media & Events Manager

Kara Stein

Community Officer

John Byrne


Alys White

Operations Manager

Roisin Finn

Events Assistant

Mary Brady

Education Officer

Our Patrons

Dr. Mary McAleese

Former President of Ireland

Dara Ó Briain

Comedian and Television Presenter

Edna O'Brien


Fergal Patrick Murphy Keane

Journalist, Presenter and Author (OBE)

Adrian Dunbar

Television, Stage Actor and Director

Lord Alfred Dubs

Member of House of Lords and Former MP

Lady Mary Clancy Hatch

Major shareholder in Clancy Group PLC



The Irish Cultural Centre is very lucky to have many wonderful and dedicated volunteers, who help with most aspects of our work. Without their tireless support, the ICC simply wouldn't be able to survive. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their time, energy, and moral support. If you would like to become a volunteer at the ICC, we would be delighted to hear from you. If you think you might have a spare couple of hours each week then please contact us at [email protected]

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