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22 Jan 2021

Music: Colette O’Leary

As St Brigid’s week fast approaches, we take you all back to the end of last summer, to a beautiful garden in West Sussex, from …

15 Jan 2021

Comedy: Maureen Sullivan

Last year ICC Digital brought you a new rising comedic star, the hilarious stand-up, Maureen Sullivan. Maureen entertained us with her wise and witty observations …

13 Jan 2021

Comedy: Maureen Sullivan – Trailer

Last year ICC Digital brought you a new rising comedic star, the hilarious stand-up, Maureen Sullivan. Maureen entertained us with her wise and witty observations …

04 Jan 2021

Short Film: Frog Symphony

Frog Symphony ‘Frog Symphony’ is a new short film written by Conor Montague. Strict lockdown, spring sunshine, and frisky frogs beneath a super moon. A …

08 Dec 2020

Film: Fiona Quilligan – Duet

If you look at the history of Modern Dance in Ireland one name always at the forefront is the award-winning choreographer Fiona Quilligan.  Last June …

04 Dec 2020

Lecture: Ivan Gibbons – Government of Ireland Act

https://youtu.be/M9Ko0JPMSxI To mark the Centenary anniversary year of ‘The Government of Ireland Act’ 1920, ICC Digital presents this special lecture by Ivan Gibbons.  IVAN GIBBONS is …

30 Nov 2020

Film: Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool

Today, November 30th, to mark the 53rd anniversary of the death of Ireland’s great poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh, we are delighted to bring you …

16 Nov 2020

Remembering David O’Keeffe – one year on.

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the sudden and tragic loss of our previous manager, David O’Keeffe. The O’Keeffe family has written this statement below to commemorate the occasion and the difficulty that Covid-19 has presented this year.

‘David's funeral was at Mortlake Crematorium on 6th December last.  It was attended by family members, all of his godchildren, his lifelong friends from Ireland and many friends and colleagues from the world of arts, music and charity.

The Irish Ambassador, Mr. Adrian O’Neill read a personal letter of condolences from the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins. At the Reception afterwards in the Irish Cultural Centre, which was attended by several hundred people, there were warm tributes to David from members of the ICC Board telling how David had contributed to the development of the ICC and the enormous impact that he had made in the 18 months that he served as General Manager. The night showcased Irish talent and culture and featured recordings of David performing some of his favourite songs at charity events.

Charitable donations on the day raised significant sums for David's favoured charities, the ICC itself and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

David's last wish was for his ashes to be scattered off the Cliffs of Moher but sadly this had to be postponed due to lockdown and travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus.

David, as you will recall, had a great sense of fun and his mischievous giggle is much missed by all of his family, colleagues and friends.

Given the Covid restrictions, we will be meeting ‘virtually’ this year to remember him with much fondness.  David was also a man of passion and commitment and his fund raising efforts for charity were legendary, especially in the context of his heavy work schedule.

We will be remembering him with a lit candle in each of our homes, and, where people are able to, with a contribution to his favourite charities

  • Medical Aid for Palestinians or
  • Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith

He was a light in the darkness, a warm glow that continues to burn bright among those of us who knew him.’

The ICC are humbled to share with you, a slideshow of David’s time at the ICC as our General Manager. The pictures selected show the breadth of his work with us. Peter Power-Hynes, Chairman of the ICC, quotes on reflection:

‘‘It is hard to fathom that a year has passed since David O’Keeffe left us. The world that he was part of has changed dramatically. I know if he was still with us, he would have approached the challenge with his optimism and drive that made him a fantastic manager. We at the ICC miss him very much but the work our team continues to produce in these trying times builds on his valuable input to the ICC’s history. May he continue to rest in peace.” 

We hope you enjoy the images of our late David and will join us tonight in lighting a candle in his memory.

05 Nov 2020

Trailer: Lecture – Ivan Gibbons – Government of Ireland Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-XmbHmMGq8 The Irish Cultural Centre is delighted to announce that, this week, a member of our Board of Trustees, Ivan Gibbons, launches his new book …

01 Nov 2020

Film: Derek Mahon Tribute – A Month’s Mind

Sunday November 1st is exactly a month since Ireland’s great poet Derek Mahon died. To mark his ’Month’s Mind’ and pay tribute to the memory of …