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London Irish Centre

Overview

The London Irish Centre charity is the heart of the Irish community in London.  The charity provides care, culture and community to the Irish across London, working from the iconic London Irish Centre in Camden Town.

The Irish community in London is large, multi-generational and diverse.  Through events, gatherings and online platforms, they connect and support this community.

  • Website – our busy website provides resources, information and opportunities to get involved
  • Social Media – our social media platforms (links below) communicate with and connect the Irish in London
  • Global Irish – with London being home to the biggest Irish population outside of Ireland, we are deeply connected to both Ireland and the global Irish diaspora
  • Befriending – this invaluable community service matches volunteers with isolated or housebound older Irish people
  • Volunteering – over 100 volunteers generously offer their time, skills and networks to support the charity’s work in a range roles
  • Family playgroup – we engage new generations of Irish in London with Irish culture through a monthly playgroup
  • The Venue – the historic and iconic London Irish Centre host hundreds of social, cultural community events every years. See the upcoming programme here.
  • Support – if you are looking for space for an Irish cultural/community event, you can apply through our Community Usage Programme. Contact us below.

They present London’s leading programme of Irish arts and culture, both at their Camden home and in partnership with London’s best cultural venues.

They provide specialist accredited advice and assistance on a wide range of welfare issues. They can offer support to people at crisis point with items such as food and clothing, as well as longer term casework such as advocacy with housing and benefits.

They also offer outreach services to Irish people over the age of 55, who have reduced mobility and are unable to attend the centre in person. An outreach worker can come to your home an assess your needs and link you in with appropriate services.

While you can make an appointment to see one of our Advice Workers you do not need to have an appointment to seek advice.

We have a drop in Service in Camden three days a week with emergency drop-in every Monday morning.

Below is our Advice Service opening hours in Camden:

Monday Morning – Emergency Drop In, Afternoon – Appointments Only

Tuesday  9:30 – 12:30 – Drop In,  2:00 – 4:00pm – Drop In

Wednesday   Morning – Closed ,  Afternoon – Appointments Only

Thursday   Morning – Appointments Only,  2:00 – 4:00pm – Drop In

Friday  9:30 – 12:30 – Drop In,  Afternoon – Closed

Contact Details

Phone:
020 7916 2222

Email:
info@londonirishcentre.org

Website:
https://www.londonirishcentre.org

Address:
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

Other Info

Opening times:
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.

Costs:

Disabled Access:
Full wheelchair access, including adapted toilets. Street level access via Murray Street. Limited parking. Loop system in main hall venue.

Directions:
Nearest Tube: Camden Town Northern Line Nearest Overground: Camden Road Nearest Buses: 253, 274, 294.

Other information:
Languages other than English: Gaelic. The Centre welcomes volunteers to help in the running of their welfare services. Phone for details. Registered charity.

Last updated:
11th February 2020