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Welcome to the home page of the Portsmouth Irish Society. The Irish Club is a friendly private members club, and a member of the Irish in Britain It is situated in Elm Grove Southsea a short taxi ride from any of the city's three main rail stations or the Isle of Wight & Gosport Ferries. It was first opened in 1949 and was originally located within St.Josephs church hall and later moved to Fratton Trade Club by Fratton Bridge, moving to its current building in 1973. The club employs 8 regular bar staff and has approximately 600 members who are able to enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere and regular entertainment such as music every week and, of course, Irish dancing. Facilities include a members bar, a large function hall with its' own bar plus pool, darts and table football
Regular entertainment includes

bulletThurday evening Quiz followed by the members Tresure Chest draw
bulletBar Music every Friday night
bulletClub dances every 6 to 8 weeks (please check the Events page for details)
bulletMeat raffle on Sunday afternoon with Bingo in the evening
bulletAnd don't forget the Irish dancing! adults on Sunday afternoon and the children on Monday
bulletWe also organise trips for members, memorable events in the past have included Riverdance, Ireland Rugby and of course the christmas pantomine!

    Please come along and visit us for a drink and enjoy our warm, friendly atmosphere.

    NEW!!! Members NEWSLETTER!!
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    Please use the tabs above or to the left to check out the following:

bulletOur function hall, available for private functions such as weddings or birthday parties
bulletCheck on the latest events
bulletPlease contact us to discuss details on hiring the hall, or our social events
bulletView our on-line gallery, see the club, meet the people!
bulletThe members info page, dedicated to our members
    Click here to go to multimap for online map of where we are (Note this will open a new page from multimap which may use cookies)

    Like the club itself the web site will only be as good as the members want it! So please send us your pictures, even your video clips, send us your news, send us your suggestions!

    Opening times
    Day Afternoon Evening
    Monday 12:00-15:00 19:00-23:00
    Tuesday 12:00-15:00 19:00-23:00
    Wednesday 12:00-15:00 19:00-23:00
    Thursday 12:00-15:00 19:00-23:00
    Friday 12:00-15:00 19:00-23:30
    Saturday 12:00-16:00 19:00-23:30
    Sunday 12:00-17:00 19:00-23:00
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