Christmas Greetings

Christmas is coming and, like Brexit, we can’t stop it (some think we can but…). It’s a very busy time of the year for our staff especially in the party season. Unfortunately the holidays themselves pose problems for us in the city centre because we have no public transport whatsoever. That’s why we have decided to close both Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s (Boxing Day) as well as New Year’s Day. Here are our opening times, which are also available on the website and our flyers in the club: To lighten the mood we have some special entertainment in December I’d like to tell you about. On Sunday 9th December, Michael Coyne makes a welcome return from his base in Liverpool. He is a very special

TARA CLUB OFF TO A FLYER

The Tyneside Irish Centre recently launched a new project for its older Irish members. Called the “Tara Club” as a homage to the weekly club that ran in the city’s Pilgrim Street when many of the 1950’s emigrants first set foot in the “toon”, it aims to provide a monthly reunion for some of the Irish who have made their home in the North East since then. Over sixty of them enjoyed a hot lunch at the first meeting which was followed by an excellent spot from Dermot Hegarty the famous recording artist from Longford. Dermot now lives on Teesside and is a staunch supporter of the Irish community in the region. Paying tribute to him, Tony Corcoran (Secretary of the Irish Centre) said: “Not long a

November Days

It’s been a busy time here in the Irish Centre throughout October and November. We have had some massive nights with NUFC – thank goodness they’re winning again- and Celtic fans and we truly value their support. The Irish Festival came and went leaving a raft of new friends from Ireland. Among them were “Ye Vagabonds”, the Carlow brothers who played for President Higgins inauguration shortly after and Kevin Morrin, a great singer in the Luke Kelly tradition from County Kildare. I’m delighted to tell you he and his band are back with us on St. Patrick’s Day 2019. Another fine singer, our own Liam Turner, drew a lively crowd on Sunday 11th November, when he launched his new album here. It’s we

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