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How we began


The Australian Patrician Association was formed in May 1949 to provide a meeting centre for Irish migrants and to promote Irish culture and dancing.


Its Memorial Hall opened in Carrington Street on May 16, 1958.


In 1961 the Australian Patrician Association became the Irish Australian Association.


Extensions to the Irish Memorial Hall were completed in 1980.


It continues to be a meeting place for Irish South Australians, their  friends, visitors from Ireland and the general public are also welcome. The Association’s Clubroom is open each Friday night, from 8pm, generally with live music.


Events throughout the year include ceilis and social evenings.


For many years the Irish Association has run Gaelic language classes and an Irish library.


The Irish Australian Association is proud to be associated with a number of groups. See the menu tab above.

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