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Irish Outreach Coalition

Outreach

Our Irish Outreach Coalition works with partners in the community to share far and wide the love, knowledge, and understanding of the Irish culture, its unique history, and the traditional arts Ireland is famous for. For ten years now, we have been providing Irish cultural programming for festivals, schools, businesses, and events in Minnesota.

Special Collaborations

Vaulted ceiling, heavy iron light fixtures, and bookshelves all around make for a great place to study.

St. Thomas University and O'Shaughnessy Library

Free Colloquium: A lecture by Irish musician and author Fintan Vallely

Free Event January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Irish musician, writer and researcher Fintan Vallely for an illustrated talk exploring the history of the popular Irish drum, the bodhrán, and how it came to join Irish dance as a percussive element in Irish music.

 

A stone castle sits in an area of lush green, it could be located in Europe but it's Minneapolis' own Turnblad Castle.

American Swedish Institute

Sept 2019 - Jan 2020

Copyright Maureen Fleming

Wildflowers, A Feminine Genesis

October 2019 - April 2020

Performance

Looking for a unique performance for a Corporate Event, Fair, Festival, or Wedding?

CJAC will connect you with a variety of entertainment including:

  • Riverdance-style performances
  • World-class musical acts
  • Customized experiences for your special event
Children coloring knotwork at a table during an outreach event.

Education

Ireland’s arts are one of its most valuable exports. CJAC and the Irish Outreach Coalition will bring a custom program to your school or community which can include:

  • Folklore
  • Irish Language
  • Traditional Music
  • Stepdance

Annual Outreach Events

March: Kickin' It Irish

April: Irish Arts Week Reception

May: Children's Fair

July: Saint Paul Saints' Irish Night

October: Fall Festival Fundraiser

December: Celtic Holiday Hooley

Irish Outreach Partners

Tours

CJAC Lobby

*Please note. Tours are not available while special events are taking place.

Bring your group of 10 or more people to tour Celtic Junction Art Center’s (CJAC) 15,000 square foot Irish Cultural Center that boasts the best of the old and the new. Experience our four unique programs with Directors from the Eoin McKiernan Library, the Irish College of Minnesota, the Celtic Junction Concert Series and its Irish Outreach Coalition.  

Duration: 1 -1 ½ hours

Timing: by appointment only*

  • Weekdays 10-3 
  • Weekends 12-3

Cost: General admission tours are $5 per person 

  • $5 additional p.p. for Tea, Coffee & Treats Reception
  • $5 additional p.p. for a short Dance & Music Program*

Focus: Tours will cover the Cultural center and its programs. Choose to add a Tea, Coffee and Treats Reception, a Dance and Music Program, a Whiskey Tasting, and/or a Catered Lunch.

Group size: 10 - 50 people

Whiskey tastings & catered lunches are priced a la carte.  Full-length, music and dance show productions are available on and off site - price upon request.

Booking: Must book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance

Interested? Fill out the Private Group Tour Inquiry Form or email outreach@celticjunction.org