Welcome to the Irish Cultural Center

The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College is devoted to keeping the Irish arts alive. We work to preserve, share, and promote the cultural heritage of the Irish people, so that future generations of Irish and Irish Americans will have the opportunity to appreciate their rich legacy.

The Irish Cultural Center is located in the Alumnae Library at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. Contact us at 413-265-2537  |  irishcenter@elms.edu
The Elders

members-3col-newSupport the ICC
Become part of our membership; explore your own connections with Ireland, and help us to continue to provide the highest quality events.
Irish Cultural Center Language ClassesLanguage Classes
Classes start this September, for beginners, intermediate advanced, and a new offering for learners in between. Sign up now! Learn more.
Vincent Crotty ExhibitArt Exhibition
Paintings of Ireland: A Sense of Place, by Vincent Crotty, August 30 to October 4. Join us for a reception with the artist. Learn more.



I just want to say how important the work is that the Irish Cultural Center is doing. It’s incredibly important for Ireland, it’s incredibly important for people of Irish heritage, it’s incredibly important for everybody who loves good culture and wants to add special things to the world, and that’s exactly what the Cultural Center does.

– Breandán Ó Caollaí, Consul General of Ireland in Boston

View our video testimonials and other event clips on our YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Events
  • Thu

    Artist Reception with Vincent Crotty

    Join Elms College and the Irish Cultural Center on Thursday, September …

  • Fri

    Film and Lecture

    "A Remarkable Polish Irish Connection of the Mid-1800's: Film and Lect …

  • Fri

    ICC Exhibit at the Big E

    Come to The Big E and visit us in the Young Building, where we share …

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"It’s great to be a part of this initiative to promote Irish studies. You should keep up the good work because there are so many lessons to be learned from Irish history, and Irish culture is beloved to so many people."
– Dr. Christine Kinealy
Professor of History and Irish Studies at Quinnipiac University