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The 2023 IWHC Annual General Meeting (AGM) is happening on Thursday 27th April, 2023, from 7pm.
All IWHC Members, past and present are welcome to attend. You can become an IWHC member by popping into the IWHC and paying the £6 membership fee. This must be done BEFORE the AGM, if you want to attend.

2023 IWHC Annual General Meeting

The business of the Annual General Meeting of the Manchester Irish Centre shall be as follows:
1). To present, and if accepted, adopt the accounts and balance sheet for the financial year, ending 31 January 2023.
Such accounts have first been audited by the Centre’s auditors.
2). The election of Committee members.
There are 11 vacancies to be filled. Every candidate for election must be proposed and seconded by two paid-up members, a candidate must have been a member for the previous 6 months and be over 18 years of age.
3). The Election of Officers (the IWHC’s President, Chair, Treasurer and Secretary).
Officers can only be elected from those who have been on the IWHC committee for over a year. Every candidate for election shall be proposed and seconded by two paid-up members, and must be over 18 years of age).

Nomination forms can be obtained from the IWHC Secretary – Martin Connolly, or the IWHC Manager, Charlene. The closing date for nominations is 20th April 2023.

4). To consider any other motions, of which at least seven days’ notice has been given to the Secretary in writing.
On receipt of such notice, the Secretary shall add these motions to the AGM’s Agenda, which will be posted on the notice board within the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester.
Please note that no membership applications will be processed on the day of the Annual General Meeting. These can only be done on weekdays, between 9 am-5 pm.
The original 2023 IWHC Annual General Meeting notice was posted in the Centre on 1 April 2023
Finally, if you have any queries about the 2023 IWHC Annual General Meeting, please contact
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You can keep up with the day-to-day news and events on the IWHC Facebook Page.

This March, we are welcoming Carousel Funfairs back, as part of our St Patrick’s Celebrations! The St Patrick’s Funfair and Fireworks night is on Saturday 11th March 2023.

Funfair and Fireworks March 2023

The Funfair is open from 12pm to 9pm, with the fireworks due to start at around 7pm on Saturday 11th March 2023. The fireworks display is free to attend and no ticket is required. The funfair is chargeable. We’ve got Sadie Newby performing in the bar on the night, too.

The funfair is also open from 12pm to 9pm on Friday 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th and Sun 19th March.

FRIDAYS: Start the weekend off at the funfair, with rides costing just £1 each if you purchase a £2 wristband. Please note, this price is for Fridays only. Please contact Carousel funfairs for more info on prices and rides.
St Patrick's Funfair and Fireworks event IWHC Manchester

The next day, Sunday 12th March is the St Patrick’s Parade, and we’ve got loads going on then, too.

It’s almost time to kick off our St Patrick’s Day 2023 celebrations! We are holding our St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday 12th March 2023, and our Fireworks Display is happening on Saturday 11th March 2023. When it comes to Friday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day itself, we’ve got plenty happening as well.

St Patrick’s Day 2023, at The Irish World Heritage Centre

We will be open from 9am-9pm, and are serving a full Irish breakfast from 9am-4pm, and then bar snacks will be available after then.

Entertainment-wise, we’ve got:

The funfair is open from 12pm to 9pm as well, so why not head down with the family once you’ve all clocked off for the day?

Follow our Facebook page for regular updates on events and activities at the IWHC. Whatever you’re up to this St Patrick’s Day, we have you have a great one.

St Patrick's Day 2023




The Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023 was back at the Irish World Heritage Centre this year! The parade left from The Irish World Heritage Centre on Sunday 12th March 2023, and there was a full day of celebrations.

Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

The Timetable for Parade Day can be Found Below…

The Funfair was open on the day from 12pm-9pm.

3 men with their beards dyed green for the Manchester St Patrick's Day Parade 2023

Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023 Route

This year’s parade returned to the old, shorter route. it left the IWHC, turned Left onto Queens Road, then left onto Cheetham Hill Road. The parade then went straight up to the AO Arena, before turning round, and heading back to the IWHC. The parade route was 2.5 miles long, and took around 2 hours to complete.

Queens Road and Cheetham Hill road were closed along the parade route from 11.30am-2pm.

Pipe band outside IWHC for the Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

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Parade Day Food

Irish breakfast was served from 8am-11am. The following was available from 12pm-5pm:


Claddagh Irish Dance troop at the Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Claddagh Adult Irish Dance

Carry Your County Flag

Parade attendees had the chance to carry their County’s flag. They were allocated on a first come first served basis, and lots of parade attendees loved carrying them.

Family enjoying the Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Family enjoying the Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Register a Float or Group to March in the Parade

We asked groups who wanted to register a parade float to email with their information and contact details – We welcomed groups from all communities, who wanted to join in the celebrations. It was wonderful to see the community come together to celebrate St Patrick.

A float on the Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

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Back at the IWHC

The IWHC was packed out all day. The entertainment kept the party atmosphere going all day, and it was a great craic. Last orders was called at 7pm, and the day ended on a huge high.

We’d just like to thank everyone who took part in the parade, watched it, and came back to the IWHC as well. We can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for regular updates on future events.

Find out what’s happening on St Patrick’s Day itself here.


The below is from when the car boot sale was active. 

We have exciting news for those looking for a Car Boot and Table-Top Sale in Manchester. Our weekly car boot sale has been growing week on week since it started back in August. After many requests, we are now in a position to allow sellers to use our covered outdoor area as a table-top sale area.

Car Boot and Table-Top Sale in Manchester

Now the weather has turned in Manchester, less people want to sit out in the elements for hours on end, so traditional car boot sales tend to have less sellers. We’ve addressed this by opening up our covered outdoor space, to the rear of the IWHC to hold a table top sale area.

This ares holds approximately 20 large tables, which can be used by our sellers. These are first come first served, so get here early to secure yours! The gate to the side of the IWHC will be open on Sunday mornings, so you can pull your car as close as possible, then carry your items through, into our covered area. Please note: You’ll need to provide your own boxes or trolley to do this – we can’t help on that front.

Times and Dates

This weekly car boot sale and table top sale in Manchester runs from 8am-1pm every Sunday. (Excluding 25th Dec 2022 and 1st Jan 2023). Sellers can set up from 7.30am.

How Much is a Pitch?

We charge £10 per vehicle or table, and an additional £5 for each trailer. We have space for around 80 cars on our outdoor car park, for a traditional car boot sale pitch, and around 20 large tables in our covered, table top sale area. The tables are allocated on a first come first served basis, so get here early! (7.30am opening for set-up).

We also have a limited number of indoor tables available in our foyer. These can’t be reserved, and are £15 each. So get here early if you want an indoor spot!

Shoppers can browse for free, and our cafe will be serving breakfast bars and brews throughout. If you want to make a day of it, why not head into the IWHC bar for a Sunday Roast? This is served between 1pm-5pm every Sunday.

So if you’re looking for a way to clear some clutter and make some money, give us a call on 0161 697 4105 to book your pitch at this car boot and table-top sale in Manchester. Alternatively, if you’re looking to grab a bargain, we hope to see you at The Irish World Heritage Centre on Sunday!

Where is it?

You can find the car boot and table-top sale in Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre’s car park. This is to the left of The Irish World Heritage Centre building. Our address is: 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8-0AE.

The table top sale is under the covered area to the rear of the centre. You can access this via the gate to the right of the building, or by entering the building and using the door at the back of the cafe. (Perfect excuse to grab a cuppa or a breakfast barm as you pass).

Car Boot Sale Rules

Please note that our car boot sales adhere to the National Car Boot Sales rules. For any reputible car boot and table-top sale in Manchester, this means that:

Other Information

If you have any questions about this car boot and table-top sale in Manchester, give us a call on 0161 697 4105 – Our reception is manned from 9.30am to 5pm, weekdays.

Finally, You can find out about the other events we’ve got happening here, and keep up with day to day news from the IWHC and updates on our car boot and table-top sale in Manchester by following our Facebook page.

advert for the IWHC table-top sale in Manchester

Why not head down to the IWHC table-top sale in Manchester this weekend.


On Thursday 24th November, we welcome Devon from the Lake District School of Massage, who will provide a free hands on health massage workshop for over 55’s.

Free Hands on Health Massage Workshop

Hands-on health is a massage workshop, which teaches you effective ways to relieve back tension, at home. The workshop is great for relieving niggling shoulder knots, and to help release a build-up of stress.

In the session, you will learn self-massage techniques and basic exercises to target upper back tension. You will then be guided on how to carry out a mini home massage treatment.

Seated Acupressure

The style of massage you learn is called seated acupressure. It’s carried out over clothes, with the recipient sat on a chair. This makes it convenient for any setting.

Seated acupressure is a powerful and soothing type of massage, yet it is very easy to carry out. You will be shown how to use your forearm and elbow to massage shoulders, which saves your hands from fatigue.

By the end of the session, you will have learnt some ways to reduce you back pain at home, alone, or with a partner. You will also have received a massage in the process! This is set to be a not-to-be missed, rewarding and relaxing experience, with take-home value.

When is it?

On: Thursday 24th November 2.00pm – 4.00pm

At: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, off Queens Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE  

How To Book

This Hands on Health event is provided by the Royal Voluntary Service – We are unable to take bookings at the IWHC.

Please reach out to Karen Kennedy to reserve your spot. She’s the Royal Voluntary Service activities coordinator for Manchester & can be reached via:

Telephone: 077954 50563


Find out about our other events here. 

Our Christmas Dinner Menu for 2022 is complete, and we are open for bookings! We are accepting bookings for guests arriving between 12pm and 4pm on Christmas Day. Keep reading for all of the information!

Christmas Dinner Menu – 2022

As the menu states, prices are:

How To Book

You can book by calling 0161 697 4105 between 9am-5pm on weekdays, or emailing

PLEASE NOTE: All places must be paid in full by Wednesday 30th November 2022 to secure your booking. Failure to pay on time will mean you lose your reservation. (We are having to accept payment in advance due to the number of no-shows last year). 

Dietary Requirements:

Please let us know of any dietary requirements before you book.

You can find out about all of our upcoming events here. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with forthcoming events.

The Half Term Funfair is back at the IWHC from Friday 21st October 2022, until Sunday 30th October 2022. Find us at Irish Town Way, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8-0AE.

There will be limited free parking at the IWHC, but we’d recommend travelling by Metrolink wherever possible – We are right next door to the Queens Road Metrolink station!

The Half Term Funfair is Open as Follows:

Friday 21st October: 5pm-Late
Saturday 22nd October: 1pm-Late
Sunday 23rd October: 1pm-Late
Monday 24th October: Closed
Tuesday 25th October: Closed
Wednesday 26th October: Closed
Thursday 27th October: 5pm-Late
Friday 28th October: 5pm-Late
Saturday 29th October: 1pm-Late (Join us for our free annual fireworks display tonight)!
Sunday 30th October: 1pm-Late

3 people enjoying the Half Term Funfair at the IWHC

If you’re heading down for the Funfair, be sure to bring cash with you. The IWHC Bar, Cafe and Shop will be open as normal. The funfair is being ran by Gary Gore. You can find more information here.

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1 Irish Town Way
Cheetham Hill
Manchester M8 0AE

0161 697 4105