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Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America

– IrishCentral, 2018

Irish Outreach Coalition

Looking for Irish dance and music at your event?

CJAC Concert Series

Ten years of traditional music!

Hub of the Twin Cities Celtic Community

Innovative performances

The EML space.

The McKiernan Library

An Irish resource center

CJAC Concert Series

Ten years of traditional music!

Global Connections

Daniel O'Donnel and Majella at CJAC during the filming of USA Roadtrip

Irish College of Minnesota

Pumpkin Jack stands proudly, though covered head to toe in camouflage, in front of the TCJ building with his pickup truck and trailer in the background. Surrounding him are piles of prodigious pumpkins. Pumpkins of various colors and shapes which he has just paused from washing. He looks delighted.

CJAC's annual fundraiser is Oct 12th, 2019.

Make a donation today.

Fall Festival & CJAC Fundraiser

Come celebrate the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain with us!

  • Pumpkin and Apple Sale
  • Bonfire
  • Food truck
  • Music
  • Evening Program (ticketed)

Tell your friends and neighbors, everyone is invited!

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Attention All Irish Speakers

The "TEG" is the only internationally recognized Irish language proficiency exam for adults. In 2020, Ireland's Maynooth University will administer it here at CJ.

This test is not limited to CJAC's Irish College students!  All Irish learners may sign up. Our instructor will hold review sessions for all students wishing to participate. Email Lavinia at laviniagaeilge@gmail.com for more information.

Announcement from the CIIC

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Diversity Lottery Announced
August 20, 2019-- The Diversity Visa Lottery is a congressionally mandated program providing 50,000 individuals with immigrant visas to the U.S. Lottery winners may be eligible to obtain a Green Card and become a permanent legal resident of the U.S.

The DV-2020 Diversity Lottery results have been released. Ireland received 32 selected entries between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Be aware the Department of State DOES NOT notify successful applicants. Those selected under the DV-2020 program must complete visa processing before Sept 30, 2020.

Announcement with full details.

What's On

Irish Resident Partners

Since its founding, CJAC has collaborated with three independent organizations who reside within The Celtic Junction building: O'Shea Irish Dance, Center for Irish Music, and Irish Fair of Minnesota. CJAC would not be the same without their partnership and collaboration!

Support

CJAC is supported by grants, corporations, and community donors.

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CJAC is supported, in part, by Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Emigrant Support Programme.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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I.A. O'Shaughnessy Family Foundation logo
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Community Giving

CJAC received 35% of its operating budget from community donors in 2018.