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The Irish Language in 2022 / An Ghaeilge sa Bhliain 2022

This event is organised in conjunction with the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, and supported by An Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus na Meán / The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Sat 14 May 2022

Starts 1.00pm - Ends 5.00pm

An Evening with The Award Winning Poet, Damian Gorman.

Join us for a wonderful evening with award winning poet, Damian Gorman.

Thu 12 May 2022

Starts 7.30pm

WRITING YOUR HEART OUT – A Writers Workshop with Damian Gorman

Acclaimed writer Damian Gorman hosts this two hour writers workshop aimed at writers of all levels

Thu 12 May 2022



Our lectures this year examine events and developments in Ireland and Britain in the early 1920s which still have a powerful resonance a century later. Join us for the first with Charles Townshend.

Wed 11 May 2022

Starts 7.00pm

An Cailín Ciúin / The Quiet Girl – Followed by a Q&A with the Writer, Director Colm Bairéad

As part of our Irish language film season, the ICC is delighted to present a special preview screening of this new, award-winning drama, before it goes on general release.

Sun 08 May 2022


Irish Language Symposium

A Panel Discussion which will focus upon the Phenomenal Success of Irish Language Films in Global Cinema.

Sun 08 May 2022


ARRACHT Directed by Tomás Ó Súilleabháin: plus Q&A with the Film’s Producer Cúán Mac Conghail – Preceded by the short Irish Language film “Rúbai”

The ICC is delighted to present the multi award winning film ARRACHT as part of its season “Scannán – A Focus On The Phenomenal Success of Irish Language Films in Global Cinema”.

Sat 07 May 2022


Poitín (1978, Directed By Bob Quinn): preceded by the Irish Language Short Film “Oidhche Sheanchais” Directed By Robert J. Flaherty.

The ICC is proud to present a rare chance to see Bob Quinn’s 1978 film, ‘Poitín’, as part of “Scannán – A Focus On The Phenomenal Success of Irish Language Films in Global Cinema”.

Sat 07 May 2022


“Kings” Written & Directed by Tom Collins; Followed by Q&A with Actress Cathy Murphy: Preceded by short film “Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom”

The multi award winning ‘Kings’ is being screened at The ICC as part of “Scannán – A Focus On The Phenomenal Success of Irish Language Films in Global Cinema”

Fri 06 May 2022


Daoirí Farrell

Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell has been described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

Sun 01 May 2022

Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm

Poet Of The Troubles

The Irish Cultural Centre is delighted to present this atmospheric and poignant exhibition, which features a unique set of 27 images of the Belfast born poet Pádraic Fiacc.

Sun 01 May 2022

Running until 31st May Daily 9-5pm

Three of Ireland’s Top Musicians – Matt Molloy, Seán Keane & Brian McGrath

Join us for a wonderful night of music with two of the Chieftains – Seán Keane & Matt Molloy.

Sat 30 April 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

Beckett and The Wake: An Illustrated Talk by John Minihan.

The ICC is delighted to present this special illustrated talk by the Internationally acclaimed Irish photographer John Minihan.

Sat 30 April 2022

Talk starts 3.00pm

Lisa Lambe in Concert

Lisa Lambe, described by The Irish Times as “The finest singer and actress of her generation”, is one of Ireland’s most sought after performers both at home and overseas.

Fri 29 April 2022


Monica McWilliams in Conversation with Anne Flaherty

Monica McWilliams – one of the most influential women in Northern Irish public life throughout the past 3 decades, will discuss her memoir Stand Up, Speak Out (2021) with journalist Anne Flaherty.

Wed 27 April 2022


THE WHOLE NINE YARNS – a night of poetry and comedy with Owen O’Neill

The Whole Nine Yarns is a hybrid of poetry and comedy storytelling. O’Neill is an award winning writer and performer. Two Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Festival. Best Actor off Broadway Irish Festival. The New York Critics award for best play.

Sat 23 April 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

UK Premiere of “Violet Gibson: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini”. Followed by a Q&A with Film Director Barrie Dowdall.

In 1926, 49-year-old aristocrat Violet Gibson, formerly a debutante at the Court of Queen Victoria, pushed her way through an adoring crowd in Rome and shot Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini at point blank range. She came the closest to success of the four assassination attempts on Mussolini, yet, she was written off as a lone “mad Irishwoman”, committed to a lunatic asylum, and effectively written out of history.

Fri 22 April 2022


Open Mic Poetry Night

Are you a budding poet ready to bloom? Come and join the ICC’s Open Mic Poetry Night! Open to seasoned poets, beginner scribblers and anyone who enjoys the poetic in all its many forms.

Wed 20 April 2022

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Waking Ned (1998, dir Kirk Jones)

A film screening of a classic Irish comedy, featuring a highly recognisable cast and some unforgettable automotive comedy hijinx – with Irish Film London

Tue 19 April 2022


‘The Letters of John McGahern’ – Professor Frank Shovlin

As part of its commitment to bringing you the finest in Irish Arts and Culture, we at the ICC are enhancing our cultural programme by offering a series of four lectures on Irish literature, authors and culture.

Wed 13 April 2022


Monthly Classical Music Recital (with Irish Heritage)

Join us for an afternoon of live classical music with Irish Heritage!

Tue 12 April 2022


The Murder of Michael Collins

Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief.

Sat 09 April 2022

8.00pm - Friday and Saturday

‘Blow Up Your TV!’ Remembering John Prine

Join us for a special concert to celebrate the life and music of legendary American singer-songwriter John Prine – with special guests, Tanya McCole, Paul Mulligan, Ciaran Tourish, Dermot Byrne, Tommy Prine and Ralph McTell.

Thu 07 April 2022


‘A Club of their Own’: Literary Coteries and the Irish Women Writers’ Club (1933-1958) – Dr Deirdre Brady

As part of our commitment to bringing you the finest in Irish Arts and Culture, we are offering a series of four lectures on Irish literature, authors and culture.

Wed 06 April 2022


Sliabh Aughty – Charlie Harris (accordion), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano)

The mighty trio ‘Sliabh Aughty’ bring the finest of traditional Irish music from the East Clare/ East Galway region, where the mountain range they are named after, stands proud.

Fri 01 April 2022

7.30pm Doors, 8pm onstage

‘Oh Lord, What is a Big House?’: Ulster Women’s Big House Novels and the Irish Revolution – Dr Dawn Sherratt-Bado

As part of our commitment to bringing you the finest in Irish Arts and Culture, we are offering a series of four lectures on Irish literature, authors and culture.

Wed 30 March 2022


Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill with Special Guest Manus Lunny

Sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill belong to a renowned singing family originally from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Join them for a special evening with Manus Lunny!

Sat 26 March 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

‘I’m a Soldier of the Republic’: The Beatles and Ireland by Dr Richard Mills

As part of our commitment to bringing you the finest in Irish Arts and Culture, we are offering a series of four lectures on Irish literature, authors and culture.

Wed 23 March 2022


St Patrick’s Family Day

Join us for an exciting afternoon of storytelling and puppet making!

Sun 20 March 2022

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Goats Don’t Shave

Join us on St Patricks Weekend for a night of great music with Goats Don’t Shave!

Sat 19 March 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

The Players Session

Join Tad Sargent and special guests on the afternoon 19th March for a fast paced traditional session.

Sat 19 March 2022


Altan + The Wilderness Yet

Come and Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Altan + The Wilderness Yet!

Fri 18 March 2022


Altan + Tim Edey

Come and Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2022 with Altan + Tim Edey!

Thu 17 March 2022


Brian Finnegan with The Hunger of the Skin Band

The ‘Hunger of the Skin Band’ is his storm-force new quintet, featuring; Brian Finnegan on whistle/flute, Seán Óg Graham on guitar, Liam Bradley on drums, Danny Byrt on percussion and drums, Conor McCreanor on bass.

Sat 12 March 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

IWD 2022 – Sasha Terfous, Natalya O’Flaherty, Ruby Kearney, Jeanette Murphy

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 at the ICC!

Tue 08 March 2022

Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm

Andy Martyn, Gino Lupari, John Carty & Matt Griffin

Four of the finest virtuoso performers in Irish traditional music today come together to celebrate the 2022 release of Andy Martyn’s album Will We Give it a Go? Combining his own compositions with other Irish traditional music arrangements, in collaboration with a stellar line-up of musicians.

Sat 05 March 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

Vengeance: The Demise of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a literary genius, perhaps the greatest “outsider”, who has beguiled and inspired us for generations.  His personal struggle for freedom of expression and his fearless defence of his art still resonates strongly in our society today.  “VENGEANCE” is a fresh narrative that tells his story through the eyes of his life-long friend, Robbie Ross.

Thu 03 March 2022

7.00pm Doors, 7.30pm Show Start

McGoldrick, McCusker, & Doyle

A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels, ballads and more, it sees them branch out musically, while tracing the roots of their tunes, and acquaintance.

Sun 27 February 2022

Starts 7.30pm

The Yellow Bittern – The Life & Times of Liam Clancy (Director: Alan Gilsenan)

Completed shortly before he died, this film about folk singer Liam Clancy presents a revealing portrait of the man Bob Dylan called “just the best ballad singer I’d ever heard in my whole life! Directed by Alan Gilsenan, this biographical film won ‘Best Documentary’ at the Irish Film & Television Awards, 2000.

Sat 26 February 2022



The ICC is delighted to screen this wonderful documentary about our great friend, the magnificent fiddle player Martin Hayes.

Fri 25 February 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

Introduction to Creative Writing

Join poet and playwright Nathaniel Joseph McAuley in an introduction to creative writing, designed to help you explore the form that will fit your potential story best. Nathaniel will facilitate your exploration through the pros and cons of poetry, prose, stage and screen through a variety of creative writing exercises, discussions and workshops, in a safe and engaging learning environment. 

Mon 14 February 2022

10am - 12pm

Live Play Reading – ‘Wake & See’ by Frank Grimes

Veronica Quilligan and Frank Grimes perform a rehearsed reading of Frank’s new play, ‘Wake n See’, a comedy set during the first Covid lockdown.

Sat 12 February 2022


Troubles Tragedy & Trauma Part 7 – SOLD OUT

Peter Taylor OBE, in conversation with Richard Moore and Charles Inness. Friday 11 February 2022.

Fri 11 February 2022

Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm

Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O’Dowd

The three musicians have built a formidable musical relationship over the last few years gigging together frequently as well as collaborating in the studio. Individually recognised figureheads of the tradition, they have built solid reputations as master musicians with astounding skill, diversity and virtuosity.

Sun 06 February 2022


The Lost Brothers & Christine Tobin – Live in Concert

The ICC will host a concert with Christine Tobin & The Lost Brothers, in honour of former manager of The Pogues, Kirsty McColl, The Mighty Steff, The Lost Brothers; production manager for Thin Lizzy, The Clash and Elton John – Frank Murray. A sculpture commissioned in memory – “Scaradh”, by Ireland’s great sculptor, Michael Quane, will be on display. The short film ‘Scaradh – Departure’ directed by Sé Merry Doyle will be available to view (upstairs) every half hour from. 5pm until 7.30pm.

Fri 04 February 2022


Free Screening of ‘Scaradh – Departure’

‘Scaradh’ is a sculpture which has been specially commissioned by Brian Murray in memory of his late brother, the legendary music manager Frank Murray, (The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, Kirsty MacColl, The Frames, The Mighty Stef, The Lost Brothers..), who died suddenly in 2016.

Fri 04 February 2022

5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm


Let’s raise a toast to Jimmy Joyce at 7.30pm on February 2nd ! Why? Because it’s James Joyce’s birthday and it’s also the 100th Anniversary of the publication of one of the world’s most amazing books, which at the time rocked, shifted and changed the entire course of  literature and writing throughout the world.

Wed 02 February 2022

Starts 7.30pm

Irish Heritage Afternoon Recital: Tara Viscardi & Rob Finegan

Join us for another magical afternoon of music from two extraordinary Irish Heritage performers, Tara Viscardi, playing the harp and Rob Finegan on saxophone.

Tue 01 February 2022


Heaney’s North (8 Week Online Course)

Join poet and playwright Nathaniel Joseph McAuley in the exploration of Seamus Heaney’s groundbreaking and controversial collection, North. North is an intimate and raw examination of the Northern Irish mindset during the Troubles and a deeply personal search for meaning as the poet delves into his ancient Irish heritage to find an explanation for violence.

Tue 01 February 2022

7:00pm - 9:00pm