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.

CJAC Social Justice Seminars

Our social justice seminar series seeks to engage and promote marginalized voices, especially as they intersect with Irish culture and history.

By Unknown author - National Portrait Gallery, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24956631

Past Seminars

  • Frederick Douglass.  Created in collaboration with the Consulates, Christine Kinealy of the Great Hunger Institute, and Dennis Brownlee with the African American Irish Diaspora Network
  • Éire - Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018  with Connemara native Lavinia Finnerty, focusing on Conradh na Gaeilge's bilingual traveling exhibition celebrating 125 years of Irish language revival. 
  • Solstice Sing.  Celebrating the ancient songs of light, darkness, old, new, hope and despair with Charlie Heymann.
  • Meet Irish Community Services. Talk with program directors about Immigration Services, Citizenship classes, Social Services, and Youth & Family Programs.
  • Sparky and Rhonda Rucker – Mountain Voices. Coming soon!

Upcoming Seminars

  • March 12: Anamchairde. An online event bringing together speakers, musicians, singers, and other performers to commemorate and celebrate the linguistic and cultural friendship between Ireland and peoples of the First Nations of America/Canada.
  • April: Doherty Family Recordings.
Aonach Mhacha - Outside

Aonach Mhacha: Irish cultural center in Armagh

Réamonn Ó Ciaráin in the McKiernan Library
Aonach Mhacha Roof Garden

We are developing a partnership with our sister-cultural center in Armagh, Ireland. Watch for special opportunities ahead with Aonach Mhaca Director Réamonn Ó Ciaráin like his recent Irish language article published in the Celtic Junction Arts Review titled, "The Odyssey in Irish: At Home at Last". 

Aonach Mhacha is a collaborative social enterprise that set out to build and manage a cultural center in the historic heart of Armagh City in 2008. Read about their journey to build and open this center here.

St Patircks College Maynooth

National University of Ireland Maynooth

University of Maynooth logo
TEG logo

The Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) is a system of exams and qualifications for adult learners of Irish administered by Centre for Irish Language at Maynooth University. Exams are available at five levels, from Elementary to Advanced. The TEG is administered in ten locations in Ireland, and four locations outside of Ireland. In 2021, the TEG A1 oral examination will be held at the Celtic Junction for the first time. CJAC's Irish college offers TEG preparatory classes.

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

 University of St. Thomas and O'Shaughnessy Library

New Hibernia Review

New Hibernian Review cover

The New Hibernia Review is a multidisciplinary journal of Irish Studies that presents plainly argued scholarship on all aspects of Irish civilization. The journal is published quarterly by the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

Subscriptions to the New Hibernia Review are now managed by the Philosophy Documentation Center. Online access for individuals is available on this site. Access for institutions is provided via Project MUSE.


St. David's Society
of Minnesota

Well-Read Dragons Book Group

St. David's Society logo

Please join us on Saturday, August 29, for a matinee performance of West. The play reading plus follow up conversation will run from 2-4pm on the 29th. The trio bringing us the dramatic reading from Cardiff - playwright Owen Thomas and performers Gareth John Bale and Gwenllian Higginson, is the same talented Welsh team who originated the play at NAFOW.

Visit the St. David's Society website to see what else is happening!


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.


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


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? Email outreach@celticjunction.org 

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