Irish Organizations

  • Irish Heritage Club

    The Irish Heritage Club is by far the largest and most active Irish organization in the greater Seattle area. It is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization, which promotes Irish cultural activities in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound areas, especially activities that promote the Irish language, Irish music, Irish dancing, Irish history, Gaelic games, and cultural exchanges between the Puget Sound area and Ireland. Membership is open to anyone interested in “things Irish”. For more detail on the specific activities of the Irish Heritage Club throughout the year, check out this whole website or call 253-237-2811, write: IRISH HERITAGE CLUB, P.O. Box 75123, Seattle, WA 98175-0123, or e-mail: Secretary@irishclub.org.

  • Seattle Gaels GAA

    Sponsored by Seattle’s Irish Heritage Club, the Seattle Gaels Gaelic Footballers organize Men’s and Women’s Gaelic Football teams which annually compete in the North American Gaelic Football Championships, most recently in Boston on the Labor Day weekend. For more information, call 206-953-8460, write: Seattle Gaels, P.O. Box 75123, Seattle, WA 98175, email: SeattleGaels@irishclub.org

  • Seattle Hurling Club

    is part of the Seattle Gaels GAA and trains and organizes those who are interested in the game of Hurling. The club is always looking for anyone with an interest in the greatest field sport in the world. So whether you’ve played before or are completely new and are just interested in finding out more about hurling feel free to email: SeattleGaels@irishclub.org.

  • Seattle-Galway Sister City Association

    The Seattle-Galway Sister City Association promotes links between Seattle and Galway, Ireland, and organizes annual visits and exchanges between citizens and officials of both cities, including student exchanges to University College, Galway, and an Irish Law Fellowship Program. Write: Mick McHugh, President, 419 Occidental Ave S, Rm. 602, Seattle, WA 98104, call 206-223-9353, or e-mail: SeattleGalway@irishclub.org.

  • Friends of St. Patrick in Seattle

    The Society of the Friends of St. Patrick in Seattle has existed in the Seattle area since 1942 and annually holds a formal St. Patrick’s Day Banquet to raise funds for various charities. The Society was originally known as the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and dates from the 1700s when George Washington was an Honorary Member. Contact 425-821-3044, or e-mail: treasurer@fosp.org.

  • Seattle Irish Immigration Support Group

    The Irish Immigration Support Group tries to provide support services to Irish Immigrants who need assistance and/or advice of any kind, whether it’s because of trouble with INS, with the Police, with spousal abuse, drug or alcohol abuse, visa problems, whatever – there is free assistance available. No questions asked that you don’t want to answer and complete confidentiality is promised, call 425-244-5147 or email: SIISG@irishclub.org.

  • Irish Pipers Club Seattle

    The Irish Pipers Club promotes traditional Irish music, and conducts regular Irish music sessions, classes and concerts. Call 206-789-7724, write: Bruce Singleton, President, P.O. Box 31183, Seattle, WA 98103-1183, or e-mail: piobaire@irishpipersclub.org.

  • Irish Network Seattle

    IN-Seattle (Irish Network Seattle) is a business and professional network open to all Irish, Irish-Americans and friends of Ireland living and working in the greater Seattle area. Throughout the year, IN-Seattle organizes events and opportunities that bring people together face-to-face. Contact Info@irishnetworkseattle.org.

  • Irish Reels Film & Video Festival

    Now in it’s eleventh year, the festival is devoted to showing the very best in contempory Irish filmmaking. The festival features independently produced works of and about Ireland with particular focus on productions depicting current social issues in Ireland. Contact Caroline Cumming at 206-938-2924 or email: caroline@cumming.cc.

  • Wild Geese Players of Seattle

    An amateur group united by a common interest in Irish literature. They annually present readings of Irish literature by writers such as James Joyce and W. B. Yeats. Contact George Reilly at george@reilly.org.

  • Sea-Tac Irish-American Club

    Based in Federal Way, the club continues a family tradition of promoting an interest in Irish heritage and Irish family togetherness. Contact Dick Foshage, President, at 253-874-3390, or email fosfishes@comcast.net.

  • UCD ALumni Association-Seattle

    UCD ALumni Association-Seattle c/o Daniel Thompson, 506 2ND AVE, Rm 2500, Seattle, WA 98104, 206-622-0670. A fraternal organization for graduates and friends of University College, Dublin. Local chapter organizes social events, lectures and symposia on an ad hoc basis.

  • Irish American Cultural Institute

    The Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious foundation that fosters the exploration of the Irish experience in Ireland and America. Write IACI, 1 Lackawana Place, Morristown, NJ 07960, or call 800-232-ERIN.

  • All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon

    The All-Ireland Cultural Society is a Non-Profit organization that has been bringing social opportunities, Irish entertainment, and cultural information to the Portland area for over 60 years. The society can be contacted via email at webmaster@oregonirishclub.org, write to: P.O. Box 3411, Portland, Oregon 97208, telephone (503) 286-4812, or visit their website.

  • Spokane-Limerick Sister City Society

    The Society officially began on March 4, 1990 when a joint agreement linking the two cities was signed in Spokane by the Mayors of Spokane and Limerick. Since then, the two cities have formed a strong bond of friendship. Foremost among the objectives of the relationship is to foster and encourage bonds of friendship and understanding between the two cities and to bring events of Irish culture to Spokane. For more information, contact Society President, Kerry Lynch, at 509-325-3220 or email: klynchapi@comcast.net.

  • The Irish Club of Alaska

    The Irish Club of Alaska is a Non-Profit organization that provides social opportunities, Irish entertainment, and cultural information to the people of Anchorage and Fairbanks. They are currently working on a book, CD, and video of the Irish in Alaska, doing interviews with the older Irish while they’re around. They also have many excellent Irish musicians in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and many other locations, as well as two Irish dance academies in Anchorage. The organization can be contacted at eileen.monaghan@acsalaska.net, or write to: The Irish Club of Alaska, 105 Turnagain Blvd, Suite L, Anchorage, AK 99517 Tel 907-243-1508 or visit their website.

  • Irish Sporting and Social Club in Vancouver, BC

    The Irish Sporting and Social Club was formed in an effort to bring people together socially in the Vancouver, BC, area. Today the club is a blend of new immigrants, second generation Irish descendants, and other Canadians. The ISSC continues to promote and support Irish Cultural and Sporting events in Greater Vancouver. For more information, email: webmaster@isscvancouver.com.

  • Irish Heritage Society of Canada in Vancouver, BC

    The Mission Statement of the Irish Heritage Society of Canada is ‘To vigorously celebrate, nurture and preserve the contribution of Irish & Celtic Heritage within the cultural mosaic of our Community, our Province and our Nation’. For more information, call 604-270-2881, or email: crumlin@shaw.ca.

Irish Language

Irish Pubs, Watering Holes, Restaurants, etc.

  • The Atlantic Crossing, Seattle

    6508 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle. 2 blocks East of I-5 at 66th St, near Green Lake. Call Gareth Etchells at 206-729-6266.

  • The Blarney Stone, Seattle

    1416 1st Ave, downtown Seattle between Pike and Union. Call Cathy Bethune at 206-448-8439.

  • The Celtic Bayou Irish Pub & Cajun Cafe, Redmond

    7281 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, on the Eastside, 1/2 block North of the 520 Fwy. Call 425-869-5933.

  • The Celtic Swell, Seattle

    Irish Pub and Restaurant, 2722 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle, In West Seattle, about 6 blocks east of Alki Point. Contact Gareth Hughes at info@celticswell.com.

  • Clever Dunne’s Irish House, Seattle

    1501 E Olive Way, Seattle, on Capitol Hill just off Denny Way. Call Bernie McGuire at 206-709-8079.

  • Collins Pub, Seattle

    526 Second Avenue, beside the Smith Tower in downtown Seattle. Call Seth Howard at 206-623-1016.

  • Conor Byrne Pub, Seattle

    5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, just south of Market St, in Ballard. Call 206-784-3640.

  • The Chieftain, Seattle

    3908 12th Ave, Seattle, on Capitol Hill across from Seattle University. Call Peter Johnson at 206-324-4100.

  • Doyles Public House, Tacoma

    208 Saint Helens Ave, Tacoma, 4 blocks north of the Pantages Theater. Call Russ Heaton at 253-272-7468.

  • Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant, Seattle 801 1st Ave, corner of 1st Ave and Columbia St, in downtown Seattle. Call Ed Maloney at 206-264-2700.
  • F X McRory’s Steak Chop and Oyster House, Seattle

    419 Occidental S., Seattle, one block north of the new Qwest Field. Call Mick McHugh at 206-623-4800.

  • Finaghty’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Snoqualmie

    7726 Center Blvd SE, Snoqualmie, 3 blocks off Snoqualime Parkway. Call Phil Stafford at 425-888-8833.

  • Finn Mac Cools, Seattle

    4217 University Way NE, Seattle, in the University District. Call 206-675-0885.

  • The Galway Bay Irish Pub and Restaurant, Ocean Shores

    880 Point Brown Ave NE, in Ocean Shores. Call Bill Gibbons at 360-289-2300.

  • George & Dragon Pub, Seattle

    206 N 36TH St, Seattle, 5 blocks west of Fremont. Call John Ravenhill or John Bayliss at 206-545-6864.

  • The Irishmen Restuarant, Everett

    2923 Colby Ave, Everett at Hewitt Ave in Downtown Everett. Call Barry Boyle at 425-374-5783.

  • JJ Mahoney’s Irish Pub, Redmond

    8932 – 161st Ave NE, Redmond, Bella Bottega Theater Center. N. of Redmond Town Center, off Redmond-Woodinville Rd. Call 425-558-1866.

  • Kells Irish Pub and Restaurant, Seattle

    1916 Post Ally, Seattle, at the Pike Place Market. Call Patrick McAleese at 206-728-1916.

  • Kangaroo & Kiwi, Seattle

    2026 NW Market St, Seattle, in Ballard. Call Bradley Howe at 206-297-0507.

  • McCormick’s Fish House & Bar, Seattle

    722 Fourth Ave, Seattle, downtown at Columbia St. Call Gregory Buck at 206-682-3900.

  • Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub, Burien

    435 SW 152nd St, Burien, near the intersection of Hwy 509 & Hwy 518, west of the Airport. Call 206-246-2473.

  • Molly Maguires, Seattle

    610 NW 65th St, Seattle, in Ballard, 9 blocks west of Phinney Ridge. Call Finbar Woods or Ray Carney at 206-789-9643.

  • Mulleady’s Pub, Seattle

    3055 21st Ave W, Seattle, in Magnolia, just off Dravus, 6 blocks west of 15th Ave NW. Call 206-283-8843.

  • Murphy’s Pub, Seattle

    1928 N 45th, Seattle, in the Wallingford district, 9 blocks west of I-5. Call 206-634-2110.

  • The Old Pequliar, Seattle

    1722 NW Market St., Seattle, just west of 15th Ave NW, in Ballard. Call 206-782-8886.

  • The Ould Triangle, Seattle

    9736 Greenwood Ave N, Between 85th & 105th St, near Holman Rd, Seattle. Call Ray Carney at 206-706-7798.

  • The Owl’N Thistle, Seattle

    9808 Post Ave, 2 blocks east of the Ferry Terminal at Columbia St, in downtown Seattle. Call Jack Geary at 206-621-7777.

  • Paddy Coyne’s Seattle Pier 70 Pub, Seattle

    2801 Alaskan Way #103, Seattle right on the water on Pier 70. Call Pat Coyne at 425-737-8891.

  • Paddy Coyne’s Bellevue Pub, Bellevue

    700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 100, in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square. Call Pat Coyne at 425-453-8080.

  • Paddy Coyne’s Seattle Pub, Seattle

    1190 Thomas St, just off Fairview near the Seattle Times, south of Lake Union.Call Pat Coyne at 206-405-1548.

  • Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub, Everett

    122 128th St SE, in South Everett, North of Alderwood Mall, off I-5 at Exit 186. Call Shawn O’Donnell at 425-338-5700.

  • Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub, Seattle

    508 2nd Ave, Seattle, 1st Floor Smith Tower. Call Shawn O’Donnell at 206-602-6380.

  • T S McHugh’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Seattle

    21 Mercer St., Seattle, two blocks north of The Key Arena. Call Tom Griffith at 206-282-1910.

  • The Tractor Tavern, Seattle

    5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, just south of Market St in Ballard. Call Dan Cowan at 206-789-3599.

  • UISCE Irish Pub, Bellingham

    1319 Commercial Street, Bellingham, at W Holly St, 11 Blocks West of I-5 Exit # 253. Call David Rooney or Molly McGarry at 360-738-7939.

  • Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant, Kirkland

    111 Central Way, Kirkland, 1 mile West of I-405 on 85th St/Central Way. Call 425-822-8940.

Irish News

  • The Seattle Irish News/Events

    The Seattle Irish News / Events is an Email Newsletter sent FREE to Irish Heritage Club members and to any others who subscribe. It is an emailed summary every 4-5 weeks of Irish news and event happenings in Seattle’s Irish community, as well as interesting news tidbits from Ireland. A free subscription is available by sending your email address to List@irishclub.org. For a sample newsletter copy, email: Sample@irishclub.org.

  • “Sunday’s Hornpipe” Radio Show”

    Every Sunday from 3-6 PM on KBCS – 91.3 FM, Bellevue’s Community College radio station. Traditional and contemporary Irish and Celtic music, along with news, interviews, performances and stories told by Jim Belcher, Bob Dixson, Mary Kelly, and Kevin O’Connor. For more information, email: Mary Kelly.

Irish Dancing

Irish StepDancing

The initials following a teacher’s name (ADCRG, TCRG, TMRF) indicate, in descending order, the certification level and qualifications of the Teacher as determined by the Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin. Those without the initials after their names have not yet been certified.

Irish Set Dancing

Set Dancing teachers in Washington State:

Irish Sean-Nós Dancing

Sean-nós, which means ‘old style’ or ‘old way’ in Irish Gaelic, is a form of old-style Irish step dancing. A percussive solo dance, Sean-nós is a living folk tradition that mostly survives in the Connemara Gaeltacht on the West Coast of Ireland. It is performed at céilís, in pubs or houses to the sound of traditional Irish music. In Seattle, both beginner and intermediate classes for adults are offered at Open Flight Studio, 4205 University Way NE.

Irish Imports

Irish Music

Irish / Celtic Musicians
Traditional Irish Music Sessions

Things change! So, double-check dates and times before you go!

  • Sundays at 4 PM, Fadó, 801 1st Ave, Seattle.

  • Sundays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, A Terrible Beauty, 201 Williams Ave S, Renton

  • Every 2nd Sunday at 4 PM, Mick Kelly’s, 435 SW 152nd St, Burien. Call: 206-870-1592 or email: Wayne Norris at wdn_2000@yahoo.com

  • Sundays at 6 PM, Paddy Coyne’s 1190 Thomas St, Seattle. Email: pcgmanagers@hotmail.com

  • Sundays at Bishop’s Cafe Lounge, 17618 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon. Email: WBell@rei.com

  • First Sundays, 1:30pm, Harp Circle at The Dubliner, 3405 Fremont N in Fremont. Call: 206-548-1508

  • Mondays 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Murphy’s Pub, 1928 N 45th (Wallingford), Seattle

  • Mondays at 7-10 PM, The Irishmen Pub and Restaurant, in Everett. Call: Barry Boyle at 425-374-5783

  • Tuesdays at 9 PM, The Ould Triangle Pub, 9736 Greenwood Ave, Seattle. Call: 206-706-7798

  • Tuesdays at 6:30 – 9 PM, Grange Cafe, 15611 Main St NE, Duvall.

  • Wednesdays at 8 PM, Fishbowl Brewpub, 515 Jefferson St SE, Olympia.

  • 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesdays, 7 PM, at Paddy Coyne’s Tacoma, 815 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. Call: 253-678-1975 or email: martin@martinnyberg.com

  • 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, at Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Ave, Silverdale. Email: rickmay2009@hotmail.com

  • 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 2 PM, Spar Tavern, 2121 N 30th St, Tacoma. Call: 253-627-8215

  • Every Saturday: Irish session for advanced musicians, Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub, 815 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, ~ 7pm.

  • Second and fourth Saturdays, 2-4 pm: The Tacoma Irish Sessioners. Antique Sandwich Co (Upstairs), 5102 N Pearl St, Tacoma. Intermediate level.

Irish General Information