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Shannon and Tony Quinn to Play the Souris Show Hall and the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall at the BIS

Benevolent Irish Society – 200th year Anniversary Celebration in August of 2025 (August 1 – August 16).   

Keep an eye here for more details as events firm up.  

 

  • 4 headliner events with Richard Wood and Kate Bevan Baker (Summerside College of Piping, Florence Simmons Entertainment Hall, Souris Showhall) 

  • 3 special Ceilidhs (2.5 hours each) 

  • Old Home Week Events (Float, Demo Booth, Cooler Blanket and Prize Money) 

  • Ambassador of Ireland Reception at the Irish Hall 

  • Gala Formal Dinner for 300 (serving Traditional Irish Food with Chef Robert Pendergast) 

  • Heritage Cultural Fair (3 days) at the Irish Hall with booths, food, music, dance, workshops 

  • Walking Tour of Charlottetown 

  • Driving Tours of PEI (1 East, 1 West) with Picnic lunches 

  • Irish Artifacts Exhibit at Confederation Centre  

  • Lecture Series (7 PHD scholars have agreed to speak) 

  • Sister City BIS sponsored Events (Souris, Emyvale/Kelly’s Cross, Emerald/Breadalbane/ Kinkora, Tignish) 

  • Ft. Augustus St. Patrick’s Pioneer Cemetery Tour “A Walk with the Ancestors”  

  • Irish Film Festival  

Phone Mary Ellen Callaghan at 902-213-3924 or email  me_callaghan@bellaliant.net if you have questions 

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Society objectives have remained consistent, with perhaps changing emphasis, since its founding in 1825. They are:

1.   To preserve and promote Irish history, culture, and heritage and, in particular,  its Gaelic, Celtic traditions.

2.   To carry out acts of charity and benevolence.

3.   To promote friendship and unity among the Irish and their descendants.

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WELCOME TO THE BENEVOLENT IRISH SOCIETY OF PEI

The Benevolent Irish Society is one of the oldest organizations in Prince Edward Island. Established in 1825 the Society was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature in 1882 .

 

Originally established to meet the needs of Irish immigrants and the poor of all denominations, today the Society places increasing emphasis on preserving and promoting Irish history, culture, and heritage, and in particular its Gaelic, Celtic traditions.

 

Check out our Friday night Ceilidhs, Irish Heritage Lecture Series, “Ceol Agus Cairde – Music and Friends” Winter Concert Series, and other events. There’s always something happening at the BIS Irish Hall!                                                               

THE SOCIETY WISHES TO ACKNOWLEDGE WITH THANKS FUNDING SUPPORT FROM THE EMIGRANT SUPPORT PROGRAM OF IRELAND'S DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN THE CREATION OF THIS WEBSITE.

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