Upcoming Events

York Irish Gaelic Football Team

We founded our York Irish gaelic football team in January 2017. We train every Saturday at 12pm and Wednesday at 7pm at the York St. John Sports Centre on Haxby Road. Just turn up if interested! For all abilities (male and female)


Event: York Irish Trad Session
Our open trad session at the Gillygate. Bring your instruments if you play and join in!
Date: Saturday 29th April, 8.00pm
Venue: The Gillygate Pub


Event: “Potato famine immigrants in Victorian Walmgate: Did they like their new neighbours?” A talk by Phil Batman
Professor Phil Batman is a retired pathologist and currently a PHD student at the Univeristy of Leicester. He was born and brought in York (though is wife is Irish!), and has published the history of his family in the city. His PhD thesis researches Irish and railway immigrant kinship families in York and lead-mining immigrant kinship families in Swaledale in the nineteenth century. His talk looks at large Irish immigrant families in some streets in York and how well they were integrated into (or were alienated from) their new community.
Date: Tuesday 30th May, 7.00pm

Venue: Bay Horse Marygate


Event: Traditional Session at the City of York Folk Weekend
Our trad Irish session as part of the annual City of York Folk Weekend. The festival is two days and three nights of free music, song and dance at the Black Swan Inn and York Irish will again be hosting a trad Irish session of music, song and spoken word on the first night. This is an open session so please bring your instruments and songs along and join in.

Date: Friday 2nd June, 8.00pm

Venue: Upstairs in the Black Swan Inn Pub, Peasholme Green


Event: York Irish History Walking Tours
A walking tour of all the historic sites and streets of York with Irish connections by proffesional tour guide, John Powell. These tours were popular when we ran them in 2015 and there has been requests to run them again so here we go! The tour will cost £6 per ticket. Let us know if you would like us to reserve a place.
Tuesday 6th June and Tuesday 13th June, 6pm – 8pm