New Programs And Upcoming Events

As summer winds to an all-too-soon close and we look to the changing seasons, our team at the Irish Immigration Center is looking forward to some changes in our programming. The Center is used by many as a community resource and we're excited to increase that over the coming months.

Beginning in September, the Irish Immigration Center is offering a few new classes and groups plus an expansion of the very popular genealogy program! Please keep your eyes on your email for news of the following:

  • Irish Language for Youth
  • Homework Help
  • Storytime for children
  • Knitting and Craft Club
  • An added evening genealogy group

We welcome your feedback and suggestions as we look to fill the Irish Immigration Center with learning and laughter as often as we can.

Wishing you a relaxing end to the summer!

Emily Norton Ashinhurst
Executive Director

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Irish Immigration Center's Third Annual Golf Outing
Saturday, August 18 at Cobbs Creek Golf Club, 7200 Lansdowne Ave at 8 a.m.
Following on from the massive success of last year's Annual Golf Outing fundraiser, we are returning to Cobbs Creek Golf Club on Saturday, August 18 for our third Annual Golf Fundraiser. Golf information; 8 a.m. shotgun, format- 4 person better ball, closest to the pins on all par 3’s, 2 longest drives. Tickets cost $100 and include breakfast, dinner and prizes. Tickets can be purchased here.



Foróige Philadelphia is starting back up!
Wednesday, August 8th 7- 8.30 p.m. 

After a couple of months off for the summer, we are ready to get the club back up and running again - Foróige youth club is for young people age 12-18 and meets every week at the Irish Immigration Center.

We will be kicking off this session with a Foróige Philadelphia Dragon Boat team in the International Festival which takes place October 6th. We will see the team work hard in the planning of the event and this will inspire great teamwork throughout the group. 

All new members welcome!
For more information please email or call (610) 789-6355



Ireland v Bosnia
Friday, August 10th from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 3300 Solly Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136

Team Ireland got off to a flying start in this year's Philadelphia Unity Cup where they beat Alegria 8-0 last Saturday morning. Come and support our boys in green this Friday evening as they take on Bosnia at Ramp playground. The post-game gathering is at Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia.

Free Career Coaching with Bill McCray

Bill has been in the human resources industry for over 30 years. He has gained a wealth of knowledge working for the likes of British Petroleum, E.D.S.I. and Air Products. He is here every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for job interview preparation and advice on writing resumes, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters.  He can also coach you if you are stuck in a career rut and are looking to change direction. All are welcome. Contact the center on 610-789-6355 to book your appointment. 

Results for the DV lottery (DV-2019) Announced

Since May 5, 2014, all diversity visa lottery applicants are required to verify the results of their entry online at They must enter their application Confirmation Number from the online application receipt, their Last Name/Family Name, and Year of Birth in order to check the status online. Results will be posted online until September 30, 2019.

Applicants should keep their confirmation numbers until September 2019 as more winners may be selected later. All “winners” of the DV-2019 lottery must be processed for green card before September 30, 2019.

Homework Club

As the new school term approaches, we have an exciting new program here at the center for middle and high school students who want some extra homework help.  We are running our Homework Club three afternoons (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) per week from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m, starting in September. If you are interested in getting involved tutoring or enrolling your child please contact the center on 610-789-6355 or at