Manchester Irish Festival News

Bring Seamie Home

Following the tragic death of Seamie Mulhern in Australia over the Easter weekend the Mulhern family in Levenshulme have started a fund to help bring their relative back to Ireland.

Union stage Irish Music & Dance Session to support Manchester Rose - Mairead Hussey

A special fundraising event to support Mairead Hussey will be staged at the Union Inn ion Levenshulme on Tuesday 13 May with all the bar takings being donated to support the entrant

Levenshulme Pub Company sends its best wishes to Ryan Giggs as Manchester United’s new manager

Lawrence Hennigan the CEO of LPC has sent Ryan Giggs his best wishes on his appointment as the new tempaory manager of Manchester United Football Club

Nicky McCallan launches residency at M19, Levenshulme.

Strabane Singer / Songwriter Nicky McCallan is launching a residency at Levenshulme's M19 Bar. Nicky, who went down a storm during this year's Manchester Irish Festival is back due to huge public demand.

A taste of Ireland comes to Levenshulme sponsored by the Manchester Mayo Tourism & Business Group

Levenshulme will host a special exhibition promoting the Achill Seafood Festival as part of the LEVEFADFEST on Friday 20 June

Ancoats Irish Past brought to life in new Play

Angel Meadow is a play about Ancoats’ Irish Past and is being staged from the 10-29 June

Hennigans Sports Bar hosts 'A Taste of Levenshulme' Music showcase

The Ged Wilson Celtic Blues Trio, Claire Mooney and Zacc Rogers star in a special free concert on Friday 20 June at Hennigans Sports Bar, 6pm-10pm

Belfast to host World Premiere of new Titanic Show during Giro d’Italia weekend

A new Irish dance show called ‘Titanic Dance’ will get its World Premiere on Saturday 10 May as part of Belfast's Cultural celebrations for the visit of the world famous cycle race 'Giro d’Italia'

Limerick's City of Culture launched at Irish Embassy

The Ambassador of Ireland, Mr Daniel Mulhall held a reception at the London Embassy on Tuesday 1 April to launch Limerick's City of Culture Festival.

"Keep up the good work", Queen tells Irish Festival Stalwart Kevin Fitzpatrick

Irish Festival stalwart and Managing Director of St Kentigern's Irish Club in Fallowfield - Kevin Fitzpatrick has been praised for his charity work by Queen Elizabeth II. DISCLAIMER: By the request of Buckingham Palace, please do not share this picture on any Social Media Websites.

Sun shines on Levenshulme's new Weekly Market

Levenshulme launched its new weekly market on Saturday 29 March. The sun came out for the launch of Levenshulme's new weekly market. The artisan market which features local bakers, food, clothes and art stalls has been such a success that it was launched as a weekly market on Saturday.

Manchester Dancer helps stage World Premiere for Titanic Show

The multi award winning Irish dancer, James Keegan from Manchester’s has helped create a new Irish dance show called ‘Titanic Dance’.

Kevin Fitzpatrick to meet the Queen ahead of Presidential State visit

Kevin Fitzpatrick the former co-chair of the Manchester Irish Festival and director of the award winning St Kent’s Irish Club in Fallowfield has been selected to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 25th March

South Manchester sets new records for Irish Festival

South Manchester which is home to the biggest Irish community outside of London has again set new attendance records for the annual Manchester Irish Festival which is now in its nineteenth year.

Manchester Irish Festival Parade 2014: Louise Keegan

One of the most colourful aspects of the 2014 Manchester Irish Festival was the sight of Louise Keegan and her dancers from the Keegan Academy. The Academy goes from strength to strength and recently won the Manchester Mayo Association Youth Award 2014.

St Patrick's Breakfast raises hundreds for Charity.

St Kentigern's Irish Social Club in Fallowfield, Manchester celebrated St Patrick's Day morning by throwing open its doors for a free Full Irish Breakfast. People attending were encouraged to make a donation to Irish Community Care - they donated over £800 and a raffle raised £440.

St. Patrick's Day in Levenshulme

Photographer Tony Gribben was out and about in Levenshulme during St Patrick's Day. Touring some of Levenshulme Village's Irish haunts - Tony captured one of the busiest days of the year in Levenshulme.

St Patrick's Parade 2014 Photos

Tens of thousands turned out for yet another fantastic Manchester Irish Festival Parade. One of our Manchester Irish Festival photographers made the journey from the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill to Albert Square armed with his camera.

Thank You for another Great Manchester Irish Festival

This year’s 2014 Manchester Irish Festival website team would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s eleven day celebration of all things Irish such a success once more. The website and Press team has advertised all of the 200 events in this year’s festival free of charge.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh. Happy St Patrick's Day.

We would like to wish you all a Happy St Patrick's Day. Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh. The St Patrick's Party is in full swing. Yesterday, tens of thousands went onto the streets of Manchester to walk in the parade.

Thousands line up for Festival Parade!

Manchester City Centre was brought to a standstill a thousands lined up for the St Patrick's Parade. This year's festival was one of the biggest ever and featured over 2,000 participants. An estimated 100,000 people lined up, starting at the Irish World Heritage Centre and ending in Albert Square

Burnage gets ready for St Patrick's Weekend.

The Farmer's Arms in Burnage is gearing up for a record breaking St Patrick's Weekend. With live music, great food, discos, karaoke and sport - the popular Burnage venue promises to be one of the busiest during this year's Irish Festival.

Festival Golf Day in full swing.

The Festival golf day at Heaton Moor Golf Club organised by Limehouse Events is now in full swing. Golfers from across south Manchester are helping raise money for St Ann's Hospice.

Gala Reception Celebrating British Irish Relations

Enda Kenny TD and Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party were among those attending the Gala Reception Celebrating British Irish Relations at the House of Commons

Changing Skies - Extra Show Announced - Today 4pm.

The Irish World Heritage are delighted to announce that due to phenomenal public demand - Changing Skies, their specially commissioned play will be doing an EXTRA performance today at 4pm.

The Top ten St Patrick's weekend parties in Manchester

Find out what are the unmissable events during this years festival weekend which starts on Friday 14 March and runs through to MOnday 17 March

Manchester joins Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ campaign

This years Manchester Irish Festival will once again be joining in with Tourism Ireland’s bid to turn the world green for St Patrick’s Day. Tourism Ireland has lined up a fairytale ending for St Patrick’s Day this year....

Manchester Arndale to give away a thousand packets of Tayto Crisps to celebrate Festival Parade

Watch out for the free Irish Flags to win a free packet of Ireland’s favourite crisps

The Fantastic St Patrick’s Parade!

Join Tourism Ireland’s Digital St Patrick’s Parade and get a chance to win a Holiday in Ireland. St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and Tourism Ireland want you to help celebrate by joining the world’s longest digital St Patrick’s Day Parade!

The Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny TD's St Patrick's Day Message.

The Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny TD has sent the people of Manchester a special message for St Patrick's Day. An Taoiseach was speaking after visiting Manchester to mark the Manchester Irish Festival 2014. Mr Kenny has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo since 1975.