Category Archives: Dates


The Manchester Irish Festival has now moved to:

1916 ‘The Risen Word’ Performance

‘1916 – The Risen Word’ A commemorative performance by Manchester Irish Writers in drama, poetry, stories and music reflecting and inspired by the history and archival material of 1916 Easter Rising. Admission : £5 1916 commemorative event supported by the

Opening of the Manchester Irish Festival Market

The Lord Mayor of Manchester will officially open the Irish market on Albert Square. The market will remain open until Sunday 13th March 12noon-6pm Albert Square

O’Briens – Festival bar on the Square

Live music every day. Open until Saturday 19th March 12 noon – late. Albert Square.

Flanagan’s Irish Coffee House & Kelly’s Food of Foxford

Flanagan’s Irish Coffee House & Kelly’s Food of Foxford Selling all your favourite Irish food and drink. Open until Thursday 17th March. 12pm- 6pm Albert Square.

The Last Drop and Dublin Road

Live music from 6pm with The Last Drop and Dublin Road at O’Briens, Albert Square Open until Saturday 19th March 12noon – late.

Rock Against Dementia Charity Event

7.00pm Join Bridie Breen and poets and musicians from Athlone for a charity night for Dementia

Sally Glennon Band

8.00pm, Hooley in the Hall with the fantastic Sally Glennon Band Tickets – £3 or pay on the door

St Patrick’s Day at The Irish World Heritage Centre


10.30am, Full Irish Breakfast Join us and start your day with a full Irish Breakfast at only £9.95 and then head straight into the Lounge for a pint of the black stuff!   1.00pm, Irish Carvery To keep you re-fuelled

Traditional Irish Music Session with Grace Kelly and Friends

Finish of the Irish Festival in style by listening to some great music as some of Manchesters finest musicians blast out some tunes in our cosy Lounge Bar.  From 7pm. Free Entry. More info via