VICA AGM – Saturday, September 21st at 1830

The Valencian Irish Cultural Association needs YOU!

We are holding our first annual open assembly on Saturday September 21st at 6.30pm in Sankofa Espai Cultural (C/ Beata Inés 10, Patraix).

We would love to meet you and hear your ideas on how to promote Irish music, dance, language, literature and all other aspects of Irish culture!
We will be signing up new members on the day, and especially welcome anyone who wants to take an active role in volunteering and organising events!

Everybody welcome – Fáilte roimh gach éinne!

La Asociación Cultural Irlandesa de Valencia te necesita!

Celebramos nuestra primera asamblea general el Sábado 21 de septiembre a las 18.30 en Sankofa Espai Intercultural (C/ Beata Inés 10, Patraix).

Nos encantaría conocerte y escuchar a tus ideas para promover y dar a conocer a la cultura irlandesa (la música, baile, lengua, literatura, y porqué no, paisajes).
Esperamos dar la bienvenida a aquellas personas que se incorporen como socios, especialmente gente que quieren jugar un papel activo en los eventos de la asociación!

No hay que ser irlandés ni angloparlante, como decimos en la lengua irlandesa “Fáilte roimh gach éinne!”

Irish dancer Charlene Morrison confirmed for July workshops

Hailing from Louisburgh, County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, Charlene has been an avid Irish dancer from a young age, dancing competitively and performing throughout Europe and North America during her dance career. She performed as lead dancer on the PBS production Celtic Crossroads: World Fusion which toured USA and Canada from 2010-2013. In 2012, she starred as lead dancer with Altan during their tour of Norway and UK.

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Irish food and drink companies help ensure success of 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Valencia

Thanks to the support of a variety of Irish food and drink companies, we were able to offer a great selection of treats to the more than 500 people who came to the Valencia Irish Cultural Association’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

Thanks to Ray and Ros Coyle from Tayto Park for an extremely generous donation – Tayto crisps are always a hit with Irish people, but plenty of locals also enjoyed them! Tayto goodie packs were also included in our raffle prizes.

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Over 500 people attend 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Valencia

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Tinglado 2, Valencia, was a great success. Over 500 people attended the event, which showcased the best of Irish music, dancing, food and drink. There was also a dedicated kids area with a bouncing castle, face-painting and arts and crafts.

The event started at 1130 with VICA musicians and friends providing entertainment on the main stage until 1400. The céilí dancing was led by Cynthia from Mediterrània Escola de Dansa Irlandesa with everyone having great fun.

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Press Release – Valencia St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 2019

Viernes, 15 de Marzo, 2019

Desde: Valencia Irish Cultural Association

Contacto: Dermot Hurley 600 231 528 –

Claudia Gonzalez Grijalva 685 516 716

Para publicación inmediata (Versión en Español)

El Ayuntamiento de Valencia y la Embajada de Irlanda apoyan el Desfile y Festival del día de San Patricio 2019 en Tinglado 2

Valencia, 15 de marzo, 2019 – El Desfile y Festival del día de San Patricio 2019 en Tinglado 2 contará con el apoyo del Ayuntamiento de Valencia, La Embajada de Irlanda y Tourism Ireland.

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Ambassador Síle Maguire and Tourism Ireland send messages of support to VICA

With 4 four days to go to St. Patrick’s Day, we are stepping up our preparations for the 2019 Valencia St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The Embassy of Ireland and Tourism Ireland have generously provided funding for this event, support which is greatly appreciated.

Síle Maguire, Ambassador of Ireland to Spain, released the following statement:

“Valencia es una ciudad con gran tradición de acoger a visitantes de la región mediterránea, y de todas partes del mundo. Su calurosa bienvenida es bien conocida por todos. Como Embajadora de Irlanda, estoy encantada de que nuestra Fiesta Nacional se celebre este año en Valencia con un Desfile y Festival de San Patricio.

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St. Patrick´s Day Guide

This list is incomplete – email us your event! Este lista no es completa – si tienes evento, envíanoslo!

Bar Rock ´n Rolla, Av. Blasco Ibañez – trad music session from 19.00 until late,

St. Patrick´s Irish Pub, Gran Via Marques del Turia – Open Mic Jam Sunday 17th from 19.30

Max Max Pub Celta – C. Vinalopó – Live Karaoke Saturday 16th, Live music all day Sunday 17th. 16.00 Jam session 23.00 concert – PET PIPERS LIVE

Mulligan´s Irish Tavern, C. Yecla –

Finnegan´s Irish Pub, Pl. de la Reina –

Tomás Trenor Puig – IV Marquis del Turia – to lead Valencia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be led by Tomás Trenor Puig – the fourth Marquis del Turia. Tomás’s great-great-great-grandfather was Thomas Trenor Keating (1798-1858) who emigrated to Spain from Limerick, Ireland, and settled down in Valencia in the 1820s. Thomas Trenor Keating’s grandson was Tomás Trénor Palavicino, who was granted the title of Marquis del Turia by King Alfonso XIII for the promotion and execution of the Regional Exhibition held in Valencia in 1909.

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2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival schedule set

The wait is almost over – St. Patrick’s Day is getting closer by the minute!

The 2019 event will take place at Tinglado 2 in the Port area of Valencia. It will start at 1130 on March 17th and will continue until 1430. Tinglado 2 is an iconic landmark of the city and will provide a spectacular setting for Valencia’s biggest ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.

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