General Meeting via ZOOM 10/17/2020 2-4 pm

Our next general meeting will be via ZOOM again.  Check the Seanachai for the link to the meeting.   The meeting will be held October 17 at 2 pm. Mary will start the meeting at 1:45 so plan to join early and the early birds can chat and catch up with each other.  Christina White will be our program speaker.  We noticed a few people had trouble logging on the last meeting so we have designated a Board member to help.  If you need help logging onto the meeting please email so we can assist you.

Christmas Luncheon 12/5/2020 1- 4 pm

Holiday Cheer

The AICS invites you to the annual Christmas luncheon on SATURDAY December 5, 2020. As of this time we are able to schedule the event within the confines of current public health policy. We are happy to report it will be at the Monarch Hotel from 1-4 pm on SATURDAY 12/5/2020.

The Monarch has taken precautions to insure the space is safe. From upgrading its air filtration system, to extra cleanings they are doing all they can to insure a safe space. We can also open the doors for added ventilation. This year we will be served a plated meal instead of the buffet. Again an extra precaution we are taking to insure your safety. Dinner will be Salad, Turkey dinner with all the trimmings and dessert.

We will need to wear masks when not eating; sanitizer will be on each table.

In order to not incur extra charges we are asking that members who want to attend the dinner pay by 11/7/2020.  The cost of dinner will be the same as last year $25.00 for members and $30.00 for guests. Please make your check out to AICS and send to Julie O’Connell.

 We encourage each member to decide whether or not to attend based on their individual risk factors. The AICS and the Monarch will do all it can to keep everyone as safe as possible. We will have smaller tables placed farther apart, a plated meal instead of a buffet, sanitizer on each table.  Each of us must do our part, wear a mask and socially distance as best as possible.  We want to support you during this unprecedented time. Do what’s right for you. We hope to see you there and totally understand if you elect not to attend this year.

Click the following link for more details on our calendar


Oregon Famine Memorial Monument on Memorial Day

For several years the All-Ireland Cultural Society has laid a floral wreath at the Oregon Famine Memorial Monument on Memorial Day. The walk to the monument has been accompanied by a piper. This year it will be Tim Birr. Jim O’Connell and JJ Grealish will present readings to remember our ancestors who died in the Famine.
We encourage all members, their families, and others of Irish descent to attend this beautiful ceremony. This will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th. We will assemble at 9 a.m. near the Famine Memorial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery (click for directions) at the intersection of W. Burnside and SW Skyline. You can’t miss it! The monument itself is a 13-foot sandstone Celtic cross.

Hope to see you there!

Appreciation Dinner

When:  Sunday, May 21, 2017

Time:  4 p.m.

Place:  Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft Street in Portland

Menu:  Chicken Marsala, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, and Lasagna.  The vegetarian option of Spaghetti Marinara will also be available.  Dinner includes salad or soup, bread, main entrée, ice cream, and choice of coffee or tea.

No host bar available for beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.

Cost:  $19 for members; $22 for guests.

Sign up now by sending your choice of dinner and your check to the AICS at P. O. Box 3411, Portland, OR 97208-3411, no later than May 14th.

Call the Society phone at 503-286-4812 if you have questions.

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017

on site.

The All-Ireland Cultural Society thanks the following businesses and members for their financial and in-kind support of the 76th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Mr. Tom Kelly and the Neil Kelly Company

Owen Roe Winery

Ceilí of the Valley in Salem

Carrie Dixon and O’Hara’s Irish Beers

Bob’s Red Mill

Gemma Whalen and the Corrib Theatre

American Automobile Association

Columbia Chapter of the Belleek Society

Carlow Brewing and O’Hara’s beer

Dulin’s in Vancouver

Fiorano Ristorante in Tualatin

T.C. O’Leary’s Irish Pub

Oregon Garden Resort

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Paddy’s Bar and Grill

Pittock Mansion

Raven and Rose Restaurant

Red Star Tavern, downtown Portland

Ringside Grill

Spaghetti Factory

Sayler’s Steak House

Mr. Joe Schiwek

Rick Bolme and Sue Jordan

Jack Crowley

Sylvester DeBray

Margaret Doherty

Peggy Doherty

Shannon Doherty

Wanda Huff

Kathleen Hudert

Brendan Kerg

Helen and Paul Lyons

Louise Martell

Mary Rose Mulligan

Rose Ann and Tony Ranft

Sheila Redman

Mary Sacksteder and Larry McKinley

Christine and Kevin Seed

Colleen Spiering

Debbie Timmins

The All-Ireland Cultural Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This is the only fundraiser of the year which supports the Society’s mission of promoting Irish culture, music, education and social activities.

Weekly traditional Irish Ceili class – Tir Eoghain

Irish Ceili (Kay – Lee) Community Dance Class – Folk

Portland, OR – Weekly drop-in classes
Every Tuesday evening, 7:30-9:30pm
St. Therese Multi-Purpose Center, 1260 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230
$3 – $5 sliding per person per evening

Don’t be bashful, there are new folks almost every week! You do not need to be Irish to learn something new! Only $3-$5 (what you can afford). Class is from 7:30-9:30pm every Tuesday night. Come have fun and get active while reducing stress and having fun! Don’t stress that you don’t know how to dance because every week there are beginners like you attending. And don’t worry if you are experienced, plenty of challenging dances for you too!
The Tir Eoghain (Tyrone) Irish Dance & Ceili (kay-lee) class is where it happens! We are celebrating 38 years teaching this great cultural event that is not only good for your spirit but also your health to the community! It is a self supporting cultural event. Try it and dance a jig, leap to reels, have more fun on St. Patrick’s Day and meet new friends!
Come drop-in every Tuesday night for this class that has been ongoing since 1978! 13 & older. Bring your water bottle, wear comfortable clothing and a pair of dance shoes or sneakers.

The Tír Eoghain group started in 1978 with Brother Eugene from Co. Tyrone, Ireland (hence the name Tír Eoghain, the Gaelic spelling of Tyrone) and Mary Rose Kerg of the All-Ireland Social Club which is now the All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon.

Brother Eugene had the drive and expertise to teach traditional Irish dance here in the Portland area and Mary Rose assisted in the organization of such.

The dances we do are primarily Céilí (KAY-LEE). They are group, social dances that are from Ireland. Kind of a cross between contra and a square dance.