An Droichead is an Irish language organisation that promotes the development of Irish language and culture through education, arts, family and community services, as well as outreach work.
Come in and get a taste of Irish culture as it really is, alive and catering for everyone. Experience music, drama, talks and workshops along with films and exhibitions. Without a doubt, the building is a hive of activity, with Irish culture at its best.
Focusing in particular on the immediate area of inner city, south Belfast and the urban hinterland of greater south and east Belfast, the aim of An Droichead is to build the largest and most diverse community of Irish speakers in Ireland.
As well as the main work of the organisation covered under Gaeilge and Irish language, ceol, music and teaghlaigh and families, An Droichead deliver a range of other activities throughout the year in their effort to build the community through social and arts-based events. The events currently include: Ranganna ceoil do pháistí gach Satharn - Saturday music classes with Andersonstown Traditional and Contemporary Music School and Ceardlanna Giúis Phortaigh - weekly Bog Oak Carving classes with Eamon Maguire.
Come in and see for yourself!
Traditional Music Trail – offered by An Droichead
- Saturday 4pm from 13 May to 24 Jun
- All tickets £15
- Meet at the Dirty Onion Bar on Hill St
- Hear music on several types of traditional Irish instruments and get a chance to chat with the musicians
- Tour is led by 2 experienced musicians and will visit the Duke of York and McHugh’s where there is a display of Irish dancing.
Directions to An Droichead
Cooke Street is situated on the Ormeau Road. Directly accross the road from the "City Beat" building. The centre is situated on the left hand side of Cooke Street. Entrance can be gained through the car park, the centre is situated at the back of the car park.