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Culture Ireland

  • Over 1,000 Irish theatre-makers, musicians, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and more, presented their work to audiences from Alabama to Wyoming, in venues from…

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  • Dates: January 01 – December 31


  • Dublin based ensemble 3epkano will provide live musical accompaniment to the silent classic Diary of a Lost Girl. This original score was premiered at BAM…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: January 02 – January 03

Suzannah Vaughan: Tracing Form

  • Vaughan’s Tracing Form will feature a luminous string installation and several glass-cement sculptures in the artist’s first exhibition in Washington, DC. Using linear perspective and…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: January 07 – February 12

Julie Feeney

  • Award-winning singer, composer, orchestrator and producer of critically acclaimed ‘13 songs’ and ‘pages’ Julie Feeney is a true artist with immense vision. She embarks on…

  • Location: NY, DC, MA
  • Dates: January 11 – May 30

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

  • Winner of multiple awards in three countries, Druid’s production of this comic masterpiece is filled with a host of charming characters and unexpected plot twists.…

  • Location: MA, DC, MI, IL, CA, PA, SC, CT
  • Dates: February 02 – June 19

Solas Nua presents Project Brand New

  • At its heart of Project Brand New is the ambition to provide a platform for innovation and experimentation, and work that strives towards the new.…

  • Location: DC, NY
  • Dates: February 17 – June 19

The Chieftains

  • Six-time Grammy winners and the world’s most popular Irish traditional music group, The Chieftains’  U.S. tour will feature an array of surprise guests and local…

  • Location: NY, NJ, PA, WA, TX, AR, IN, WI, IL
  • Dates: February 17 – March 05

Crossings – the Jackie Clarke Collection

  • Crossings,  a partnership between Mayo County Council’s Jackie Clarke Collection and archive of the American Irish Historical Society, is being shown in the AIHS landmark…

  • Location: NY, DC
  • Dates: February 23 – March 17

The DC Irish Writers Festival

  • The DC Irish Writers Festival is a five-day series of readings from creative and innovative Irish writers who break the mould. This eclectic mix of performance…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: March 03 – March 07

Penelope by Enda Walsh

  • Druid premiered Penelope in 2010 to critical acclaim and rave reviews. Following a hugely successful run in New York, Penelope now comes to DC. It’s…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: March 15 – April 03

New Ireland:  The Enda Walsh Festival

  • To enhance the theatre-going experience The Studio Theatre hosts a number of screenings of new Irish films and readings of plays by contemporary Irish writers.…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: March 15 – May 01

Irish Book Day, DC

  • Every St. Patrick’s Day since 2006 we have sent our volunteers throughout the city of Washington, DC to give away thousands and thousands of books…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: March 17 – March 17

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

  • Described in the Irish Times as inhabiting the eccentric fringe of Irish music, the elliptical Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh orbits a different planet than most Irish…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: March 24 – March 24

Craobh Rua

  • Craobh Rua will perform Irish Traditional music with their distinctive Northern style.  They share with the audience the experience of living and playing music in…

  • Location: WV, MD, DC, CT, RI, VT
  • Dates: April 01 – July 16

The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh

  • A sinister twist on high farce, this chilling tale exposes a family’s Sisyphean games as a father forces his two sons to reenact their troubled…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: April 06 – May 01

The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh

  • Three aging sisters in a small Irish village tell and retell the story of a dance hall of their youth, a certain handsome rock star,…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: April 13 – May 01

Cappella Caeciliana: Choral Evensong

  • Since its foundation stone was laid in 1907, Washington National Cathedral has played a vital role in the history of the USA. The Cathedral has…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: April 29 – April 29


  • Swampoodle re-ignites the spirit of Washington DC’s colorful and notoriously vanished Irish neighborhood. In this major new work staged in the former Washington Coliseum Arena,…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: May 21 – May 28

Fiona Hallinan

  • Fiona Hallinan engages in the site responsive installation of both material and sound. She explores methods of chorography, deep mapping and contemporary antiquarianism. 

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: June 06 – June 30

Irish Film Institute & National Gallery of Art Washington

  • The Film Programme, develops themes explored in the recent programmes at Museum of Modern Art (curated by Gabriel Byrne) and the Hidden Ireland Programme at…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: August 27 – September 25

Contemporary Poetry from Ireland: Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan

  • The poets will be introduced by author Joseph Hassett. One will read, following the other for approximately 20-25 minutes. After the reading, Mr. Hassett will…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: September 19 – September 19

PEN/Faulkner Reading | Emma Donoghue

  • Emma Donoghue will read from her fiction with the US writer Chris Adrian, as part of the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series.

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: November 07 – November 07

Irish Christmas in America

  • ‘Irish Christmas in America’ returns to the United States during November/December 2011 for a 7th consecutive tour of East and West coasts. Produced by Oisin…

  • Location: CA, MT, NE, IA, MA, NJ, DC, DE, IL, WI
  • Dates: November 25 – December 18

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

  • Every year on his birthday Krapp sits down to record his memories from the past year. On his 69th birthday, while listening to his old…

  • Location: DC, NY
  • Dates: November 29 – December 18

Capital Irish Film Festival

  • The Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF) is produced by Solas Nua. Its mission is to celebrate on an annual basis the best of new…

  • Location: DC
  • Dates: December 01 – December 10