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!”
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.
Valencian Irish Cultural Association welcomes our special guest, Wexford writer and poet Westley Barnes. Local writers and poets also welcome to read on the night (en cualquier idioma/en qualsevol llengua).
The event will take place on Wednesday, June 19th at Sankofa Espai Cultural, Carrer de la Beata Inés, 10, 46018 València.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday March 2nd 2019 the Valencia Irish Cultural Association hosted a matinee of Irish Short Films at Cinemas Las Vegas Valencia. Many members of the Irish and ex-pat communities and Valencian residents were treated to a screening of 4 short films by Irish directors. The award-winning films screened were Rúbaí, The Sound of People, The Crush and Yu Ming is ainm dom. Read more