The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre's objective is to preserve and promote Irish/ Irish American culture and artistic heritage. We host, sponsor and promote several Irish festivals and events, most notably the Catskills Irish Arts Week.
The Quill Center is located in beautiful East Durham, New York - also known as the Emerald Isle of the Catskills, due to its striking resemblence to the lands of Ireland - and home to the Irish Park, a one-acre map of Ireland constructed entirely of red bricks. This map has the distinction of being the largest map of Ireland in the world, with all the counties correctly laid out and named.
2013 East Durham Irish Festival
May 25-26, 2013
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Come and experience the most exciting lineup of bands ever to be at the East Durham Irish Festival! With over 21 bands over two days on two stages, this is an event that cannot be missed!
- Andy Cooney Band
- Black 47
- The Narrowbacks
- Shilelagh Law
- Celtic Cross
- A Band of Rogues
- The McLean AveBand
- Boston's Erin's Og
- The Dicey Riley Band
19th Catskills Irish Arts Week
July 15 - 20, 2013 in East Durham, New York
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Join together for a week in the Catskills to celebrate Irish Arts! From classes by master teachers from Ireland, U.S.A., and Canada,concerts, ceilis, and nightly sessions, there is fun and excitement going on all week long!
East Durham Feis
August 24, 2013
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The East Durham Feis is an Irish step dancing competition. Each year brings over 1,000 dancers to the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, making the event one of the most vibrant feises to be found.