Irish Youth Foundation (UK) is honoured in its 25th anniversary year to be the beneficiary of ‘Ceiliúradh’ (Celebration) at the Royal Albert Hall, Thursday, 10th April 2014

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On the historic occasion of the first State Visit by the President of Ireland to the United Kingdom, President Michael D. Higgins will be guest of honour at a special evening of music, spoken word and dance at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 10th April, 2014.

In the presence of the President of Ireland, some of our finest musicians, singers, actors, authors and poets will feature in this unique evening, sharing and celebrating the strength and range of collaboration and creativity between Ireland and the United Kingdom and the contribution of the Irish community in Britain.

Entitled ‘Ceiliúradh’ (Celebration), the evening concert will feature both world-renowned and emerging artists from Ireland and the UK.

Tickets (£10, including booking fees) for this ‘One Night Only’ event will be available from 9am on Friday 28 February through the Royal Albert Hall Box Office, online at or by phone on 0845 401 5034. A maximum of 4 tickets per person will be made available for the event.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Irish Youth Foundation (UK) to be used in support of Irish cultural projects in Britain.
John Dwyer, Chairman of the Irish Youth Foundation (UK), said: “We are delighted to be associated with the event not least on the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the IYF (UK). It is appropriate that we allocate the money raised to support Cultural Events for young people in the UK and we are delighted for the support shown to us by all involved, not least Culture Ireland”

In 2013 the Irish Youth Foundation (UK) supported the following cultural organisations providing projects for young Irish people:

Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschú (The Gaelic League Glasgow)
Irish Arts Foundation, Leeds
Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith, London
Irish Heritage Foundation, Glasgow
Irish in Britain (Our Two Islands – Changing Perceptions,Birmingham)
Liverpool Irish Festival Society
Manchester Irish Education Group
St John Bosco Youth Club, London
St Michael’s Irish Centre, Liverpool
Tricycle Theatre, London
Tyneside Irish Cultural Society

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Please see Grant Awards 2013 under the ‘Apply for a Grant’ section for further information about all the organisations supported in 2013.