Shannon and Tony Quinn to Play the Souris Show Hall and the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall at the BIS
The Benevolent Irish Society – 2021 Winter Lecture Series
The Benevolent Irish Society 2021 Fall Lecture Series (Year 35) takes place at the Edward Whelan Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Road. The series is one of the longest running lecture series on Prince Edward Island. The purpose of the series is to provide the Irish in particular and the public in general with information about Irish culture, history and heritage. In the course of the series the intention is to present one or more lectures on the Island’s Irish Community, on Ireland and the Irish, and on the wider Celtic community. For details of this year’s lectures, dates, and speakers click the link below. There is no admission charge although donations to help with expenses are greatly appreciated.
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.
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.
COVID PROTOCOL NOTICE
Effective October 5th, all persons entering the Hall (unless the activity is on the published Environmental Health Exemption List) will be required to show proof of double vaccination at the door. Masks continue to be mandatory for all persons entering the hall until further notice.