Irish World Heritage Centre

The Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester, has been in operation since 1984 and was officially opened by Peter Barry, then Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the 2nd November 1986.

Over the last twenty five years the Irish World Heritage Centre has become the regional hub for the Irish community in the Northwest of England with a regular programme of cultural activities such as music, dance, language tuition and creative writing.

The Irish World Heritage Centre’s cultural development workers coordinate and deliver a strong outreach and education programme, active participation in local community festivals and other cultural events.

More than twenty local schools enjoy a close working relationship with the centre and cultural and educational activities are provided both at the centre and in schools.

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