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About the Society...

Welcome to the web site of the Ipswich and District Irish Society. The Society was formed back in 1987 and has organised events and activities with an Irish flavour in the East of England.

The Society and our events are open to all.


We have promoted both local and national, established and up-and-coming bands. Templehouse and Shaskeen are among the ceili bands to have played at our ceili dances.

But we are also very happy to assist other promoters who bring Irish acts to the area. We are always pleased to publicise music and other relevant events to our members. We have frequently helped Ipswich Borough Council Entertainments in their promotion of Irish acts, and have been on the  Film Theatre Advisory Board.




Weekly dancing sessions are no longer held in Ipswich but usually on third Sunday of the month from 2pm in Capel St. Mary   in conjunction with Colchester Set Dancers. We mainly dance Sets (8 people in a square) and some ceili dances.

Beginners are welcome - and you don't need to bring a partner.
Contact Margaret & Mick Meaney on Ipswich 412597







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