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Irish World Heritage Centre Events

Irish World Heritage Centre Events banner - showing keg, Irish flag & Irish artefacts

The Irish World Heritage Centre hosts many events over the year. This Irish World Heritage Centre Events page is updated regularly with our forthcoming public events. It’s also worth keeping an eye on our Facebook page for regular, on the day promotions and updates, too.

Forthcoming Events:

The following events are all in our diary. Please read all of the information fully and contact us if you have any queries.

Car Boot Sale in Manchester

Buyers are welcome from 8am – 1pm EVERY SUNDAY! The IWHC Gates (and cafe) will be open from 7.30am to allow sellers to get set up, ready for customers arriving from 8am.

You can choose to sell from your car boot on our car park, or use a table in our covered outdoor area to the rear of the IWHC, where we have space for a limited number of sellers to use our tables. There are also a limited number of tables available INSIDE the IWHC.

You can get full details about our Car Boot & Table Top Sale here.

Sunday 12th March 2023
St Patrick’s Day Parade

Manchester St Patrick's Day Parade

The Manchester St Patrick’s Day parade is back at the Irish World Heritage Centre for 2023!

Planning is now underway, and we will update the website with full information, once the event itinerary is complete.

If you’d like to volunteer or have an input into how the event will be ran this year, head down to the IWHC on Monday 16th January at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for regular updates on the event and information on the Parade Schedule.

Friday 7th April 2023:
The Kilkennys.

The Kilkennys

PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Thu 2nd Feb 2023, but was rescheduled due to The Kilkennys having another, unavoidable commitment.

The Kilkennys are a traditional Irish folk and ballad band. They are noted for their dynamic arrangements, charismatic rapport and energetic performances with audiences across the globe.

The band began touring Ireland in 1998. They decided to name themselves ‘The Kilkennys’ after their beloved home, Kilkenny City, in 2008.

See them live in the IWHC on Thu 2nd Feb 2023. The show starts at 8.30pm & the bar’s open late!

FOR TICKETS: CALL 0161 697 4105 / 07584 855972
Share the event on Facebook here!

Friday 21st April 2023:
The Fureys.

The Fureys are one of the Irish World Heritage Centre events for 2023


Please note: This is a rescheduled event, so tickets purchased prior to Covid-19 are valid for this event. You can call us on 0161 697 4105 if you have any questions regarding tickets for this event. You can also email if preferred.

Irish Folk band The Furey’s, will be singing all of their hits in concert at the Irish World Heritage Centre.

The set list includes; The Green Fields of France, Red Rose Cafe, Sweet 16, I Will Love You, The Old Man, Leaving Nancy, Clare to Here, and many more of their greatest hits.

FOR STANDBY TICKETS: CALL 0161 697 4105 or email

Share the event on Facebook here!

Past Irish World Heritage Centre Events

Sorry you missed it! The below events have already happened, but we keep the information here just in case our customers want to reminisce.

Thur 22nd Dec, 2022 (7.30pm):
Fairytale of the Pogues


This is a Tribute show, performed by The Rapparees

The Rapparees return to The Irish World heritage Centre on Thursday the 22nd December 2022.

This is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas, so book early to avoid disappointment. Give us a call on 0161 697 4105, or call in to the IWHC to book your tickets in advance.

You can get full information here.

Sunday 25th December 2022:
Christmas Dinner @ the IWHC.

Christmas Dinner

The IWHC is opening for Christmas Dinner! Our Sunday Carvery has proven so popular, we are opening on Christmas Day itself, with a set festive menu!

Tables can be reserved from 12pm-4pm, and we will be closing at 6pm.

Please note, Christmas Lunch must be booked and paid for in advance – with payment required by Wednesday 30th November 2022.

You can find full information here.

Thu 24th Nov 2022 (2pm-4pm):
Hands on Health – Free Massage Workshop

woman using hands on health stretches while sat in chair

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

This session teaches you effective ways to relieve back tension, at home. The workshop is great for relieving niggling shoulder knots & to help relieve stress.

You can find full information here.

Friday 11th Nov 2022 (7pm):
Memorial Mass at the IWHC

A mass will take place here at the Irish World Heritage Centre on Friday 11th November, starting at 7pm.

This mass will be celebrated for all deceased IWHC members. Family and friends of loved ones who have passed away.

If you have lost a loved one and you would like to attend the mass, you are very welcome.

Please call 0161 697 4105 for more information.

Thu 10th Nov 2022 (10am-7pm): Irish
Construction Sector Recruitment Event


If you’re in the construction trade, and would consider moving to Ireland, this Irish Construction Sector Recruitment Event is well worth visiting.

On Thursday 10th November, many of Ireland’s leading construction employers will be at The Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester, to meet potential new employees.

You can find full information here.

Mon 31st October 2022 (5.30pm):
Little Monster’s Ball – SOLD OUT!

Monsters Ball at the IWHC

Why not skip trick-or-treating this year and bring your little monsters to our Little Monsters Ball instead! Join us from 5.30pm on Halloween for ghoulish games, fun and treats!

Tickets cost just £2 per child & parents are free. (Parents must stay too). Please call into the IWHC to book your spot(s).

Give us a call on 0161 697 4105, drop in or click here for more information.

Fri 21st – Sun 30th October, 2022:
Half Term Funfair

Join us from 5pm on Friday 21st October to Sunday 30th October for our Half Term Funfair.

The Funfair is being ran by Gary Gore, and is located in our large outdoor area.

You can find full information here.

Saturday 29th October, 2022:
Funfair & Fireworks

fireworks iwhc

We are celebrating Bonfire Night early this year, so join us on Saturday 29th October for our annual Funfair and Fireworks event.

The Funfair will be open Thursday & Friday from 5pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm.

You can find full information here.

Wed 12th October 2022 (2-4pm):
Free Street Dance Lesson

free street dance class at the IWHC

Angela, from Angela’s Dance Club will be teaching a free Street Dance lesson to the over 55’s from 2-4pm on Wednesday 12th October, thanks to the Royal Voluntary Service.

Join us right here at the Irish World Heritage Centre. Find out more here.

Give us a call on 0161 697 4105 or drop in for more information.

Sun 2nd October 2022:
Read Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses by James Joyce

The Bloomsday Society will be reading collectively the book which was known as, “The most dangerous Book in the world.” It is, of course Ulysses by James Joyce.

Join us here at The IWHC on the 2nd of October 2022 from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Have a go at reading the first episode of the book which was banned in the UK and USA, “To protect the delicate sensibilities of female readers”.

Find out more here.

Sat 6th August 2022:
Food & Groove Festival.

From 12pm to 11pm on Saturday 6th August, the Food & Groove Festival will be a day full of music, fun, food, and drink.

This food and music festival has a packed line-up of legendary musicians, fantastic food, and hilarious comedians.

If you’re planning on joining us at Food & Groove Festival, book your festival tickets today! Please note, this event is not managed by the Irish World Heritage Centre. So all queries should be directed to Big Dreams Entertainment.

Wed 10th August 2022:
Irish Community Care’s Frea Event.

Frea will be holding an info session at
Irish World Heritage Centre 10th August at 6.30pm on the Irish govt Mother & Baby & County Home Redress Scheme.

The event is open to the public, with a particular invitation to anyone who was resident in a Home & maybe eligible to access the scheme.

Sunday 19th June 2022: 
Father’s Day Steak Special.

Father's Day flatly for Irish world heritage centre events

Father’s Day is approaching, and our Steak Special is filling up fast! On Sunday 19th June, you can get:
2 courses £18.99 per person, or 3 courses for £20.99 per person.

Find out more here

Saturday 11th June 2022:
Barrio Fiesta and Independence Day

After a 2 year hiatus, Manchester’s Barrio Fiesta and Independence Day is here again to bring you a celebration of culture, tradition, fun and more!

Host An Event at the IWHC

Finally, why not contact us on 0161 697 4105 or email if you would like more information on hosting a public or ticketed event at the Irish World Heritage Centre.


Get in touch

1 Irish Town Way
Cheetham Hill
Manchester M8 0AE

0161 697 4105