It seems that on St. Patrick's Day everyone of us has a bit o' the Irish in us. We wear green, eat green donuts and bagels, down Irish whiskey and even dance an Irish jig, if we are able! Here are some Irish organizations and businesses in the Phoenix area that can help you celebrate in proper Irish fashion. If you are looking for a restaurant or pubs where you can celebrate the Irish all year long -- and especially on St. Patrick's Day -- you'll find those here.
St. Patrick's Day in PhoenixIf you can only spare one day each year to enjoy people and activities Irish, you'll find plenty of action on and around St. Patrick's Day in Greater Phoenix.
Irish Organizations and Events in Phoenix All Year LongIrish Cultural Center
The center is located at at 1106 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. It is the home of The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies where music and dance classes are the current focus. The Irish Gift Shop is online, too.
Arizona Irish Music Society
This organization, headquartered in Sun City, maintains a performance calendar, and a weekly newsletter of events. You can also find a list of Irish musicians there, with information about each band.
Irish Dance in Arizona
Information about various Irish dance schools is available here.
Phoenix Sister Cities
Ennis, Ireland has been a Phoenix Sister City since 1988.
Tempe Sister Cities
Carlow, Ireland has been a Sister City of Tempe's since 1998.