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

Board

Peter Power-Hynes

Chairman

Michael Kingston

Vice-Chairman

Anthony Harte

Treasurer, Director

Dr Anne Goudsmit

Director

Jim O Hara

Director

Seamus McGarry

Director

Dr Ivan Gibbons

Director

Claire Tighe

Director

Rosalind Scanlon

Culture Director

Staff

William Foote

Manager

Carrie Foulkes

Digital Media and Events Officer

Our Patrons

Dr. Mary McAleese

Former President of Ireland

Dara Ó Briain

Comedian and Television Presenter

Edna O'Brien

Writer

Fergal Patrick Murphy Keane

OBE

Adrian Dunbar

Television and 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

 

Volunteers

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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