Upcoming Events

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Event: York Irish Book Club
Our popular book club led by Brian Rock returns in 2018. Anyone can just turn up on the night. First book is “Smile” by Roddy Doyle
Date: Monday 8th January, 7.00pm
Venue: The Royal Oak, Goodramgate (Upstairs Function Room)
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Event: York GAA Football Training
Training starts for both the men’s and women’s team for our second ever season as a club. Beginners and seasoned pros all welcome! Check out the York GAA Facebook page for more info.
Date: Saturday 13th January, 12.00pm
Venue: St. John Sports Complex, Haxby Road, YO31 8TA
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Event: York Irish Ceilidh

Get your dancing shoes on for our first ceilidh of the year with Fiddlers Wreck. £5 entry.

Date: Saturday 13th January, 7.30pm

Venue: The Winning Post, Bishopthorpe Road

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Event: York Irish Language Lessons
Our Irish Language classes with Dr. Riona Nic Congail start up again for both beginners and intermediates. The beginners classes are full but if anyone would like to sign up to the intermediates please just let us know as soon as possible. Cost is £50 in total for 8 lessons.
Date: Thursday 18th January – Thursday 22nd March, 7.00pm for beginners, 8.00pm for intermediates
Venue: The Priory Centre
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Event: “The Queen of Ireland” Film Screening

York Irish and York LGBT History are co-organising this screening of LGBT documentary “The Queen of Ireland”. The Queen of Ireland is the incredible story of Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss and her creator, Rory O’Neill. Part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, Panti is an accidental activist and, in her own words, ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the unsayable’. Directed by Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings, Deep End Dance) and produced by Blinder Films (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, One Hundred Mornings), the film follows Rory and Panti on their journey from a small town in Mayo to national figureheads for equality, and all the way to global spokespersons for LGBT rights.
Tickets are limited and can be bought online here for £11.

Date: Wednesday 31st January, 8.00pm for drinks in the bar, 9.00pm film starts

Venue: City Screen Cinema, Coney Street

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Event: York Irish Trad Night

Our first regular trad music session of 2018. All musicians and singers welcome to join in!

Date: Saturday 17th February, 8.00pm
Venue: The Gillygate Pub
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Event:York Irish Book Club
Second book is “The Little Red Chairs” by Enda O’Brien
Date: Monday 5th March, 7.00pm
Venue: The Royal Oak, Goodramgate (Upstairs Function Room)
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Event: York Irish St. Patrick’s Festival

You know the drill. Our biggest event of the year returns with music, dancing, ceilidhs, food, drink and much more in a marquee in the centre of York! York is Going Green again!

Date: Friday 16th March – Saturday 17th March

Venue: St. Sampson’s Square

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Event: “The Irish in York” – A talk by John Powell

A talk by local historian John Powell on the history of Irish people in York, Irish influences in York and the unique connections between York and Ireland.

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 7.00pm

Venue: TBC
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Event: York Irish Trad Night

Our next regular trad music session of 2018. All musicians and singers welcome to join in!

Date: Saturday 28th April, 8.00pm
Venue: The Gillygate Pub
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Event:York Irish Book Club
Third book is “Montpellier Parade” by Karl Geary
Date: Monday 14th May, 7.00pm
Venue: The Royal Oak, Goodramgate (Upstairs Function Room)
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Event:Trad Night at City Folk Festival
Our Irish style trad music session at the Annual City Folk Festival. All musicians welcome to join in!
Date: Friday 1st June
Venue: The Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green
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Event:York Irish Book Club
Fourth book is “This Must Be the Place” by Maggie O’Farrell
Date: Monday 2nd July, 7.00pm
Venue: The Royal Oak, Goodramgate (Upstairs Function Room)
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Event:York GAA 7’s Tournament
After the success of our inaugural tournament in 2017, it will return again in 2018 with teams from all over Britain competing. Supporters most welcome!
Date: Saturday 25th August, 12.00pm
Venue: York St. John Sports Complex, Haxby Road
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Event:York Irish Book Club
Fifth book is “Midwinter Break” by Bernard MacLaverty
Date: Monday 12th November, 7.00pm
Venue: The Royal Oak, Goodramgate (Upstairs Function Room)
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Event:York Irish Quiz Night
Our annual table quiz night with prizes and a bar. £2.50 entry
Date: Saturday 29th September, 7.30pm
Venue: St. Clement’s Hall
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Event:York Irish Book Club
Last book for the year is “Academy Street” by Mary Costello
Date: Monday 12th November, 7.00pm
Venue: The Royal Oak, Goodramgate (Upstairs Function Room)
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Event: York Irish Christmas Party

Save the date now for the 2018 bash!

Date: Friday 14th December
Venue: TBC