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Irish Senior's Drop-in Centre

St. George's Church Parish Hall
415 Piccadilly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0H3
Take Bassett Lane off Island Park Drive or Piccadilly Avenue off Wellington Street

Every Tuesday between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
(Closed in July and August)

For more information, please call either
613-829-8467 or 613-224-2852.

Memories of the Past
Members of the Irish Senior’s Drop-In have written their first-ever publication, "Memories of the Past" - a touching collection of stories and recipes.

The book is an exciting collection of stories that trace the sadness of leaving Ireland and the memories of a way of life which has changed dramatically since members emigrated from Ireland more than half a century ago. Other contributions trace the development of Irish culture in the Ottawa area and the strong links with Irish heritage that have survived time and memory.

Copies are available at the Drop-in Centre
To reserve a copy, tel. 613-737-5594
or email:

Irish Community Events

The Gaelic Hour
CHIN radio 97.9 FM (Ottawa)
Sunday 8:00am - 10:00 am
With host Austin Comerton

The program features:
  • music and chat,
  • interviews with locals and visitors
  • book, movie and theatre reviews
  • travel stories
  • events and happenings in the Ottawa region
  • sporting updates, including Ottawa GAA results
  • competitions and giveaways

LIVE streaming and archived shows available at:

Comhaltas Ottawa

All events are at:
Blessed Sacrament Church
194 Fourth Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 2L6
unless otherwise indicated.

Monday/Dé Luain

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Beginner Irish
    Have never done any Irish, ever.
  • 6:00-7:00 pm Advanced Beginner Irish
    Have previously done some Irish but need a refresher
  • 7:00-8:30 pm Intermediate Irish
    Has a reasonable level of fluency. Can participate in everyday conversation, can read simple Irish text and writing simple sentences.
  • 7:00-8:30 pm Advanced Irish
    Has a good to high level of fluency of the Irish language.

6:30-8:00 pm Sean-nós dancing/ Set Dancing
8:00-9:30 pm Solo Dancing

More information on Irish language and Set, céilí and Sean-nós dancing: Sheila Scott (
More information on Solo Dancing: Caitlin Crockard (

Monday night classes will begin on September and run until December and resume on January and run until May 2015 (exact dates will be posted soon!). The hall has been booked for Monday, October 13, which is Thanksgiving.

Celtic Folk Night
7:30 pm

Irish Kitchen Party style with music, songs, poems
Everyone welcome

Oh So Good Coffee Shop ... fully licensed
261 Richmond Road 
(between Athlone Avenue and Tweedsmuir Avenue)
Ottawa (Westboro) ON

Almonte Weekly Celtic Jam

Naismith Sports Pub
144 Ottawa Street, Almonte
From 7:30 pm
For information
Contact Charlie Dunlop

Folk, Jazz, etc

Gaia Java Coffee Company
1300 Stittsville Main Street
Stittsville ON K2S 1C3
Information for evets:

Irish Traditional Music Session
Daniel O'Connel's Irish Pub
1211 Wellington Street

8:00 pm

Information: 613-722-7955

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