The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre

The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) educational non-profit corporation founded in 1987 in the hamlet of East Durham, New York. Its mission is to promote and preserve the cultural and artistic heritage of the Irish and those of Irish descent. We are also active in encouraging and promoting the development of younger artists who will carry their heritage with them into the next century.While dedicated to maintaining the traditional aspects of our past, the Centre will present to the public, a variety of Irish cultural programs, both historic and contemporary, in fine arts, language, literature, theater, music, dance and folk arts.Our Office, “Tir Na Nog”, is located on Route 145 just before the entrance to the Festival Grounds.

We are open from April- October, Monday- Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm

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President       Donal Gallagher
VP’s                 Bernadete Gavin-Palmieri and Dale Handel
Secretary        Reidin O’Flynn
Treasurer       Mary Ann O’Sullivan
Mike Boyle
Terry Patterson
Ken Dudley
Mike McGuire
Darrell Fitzgibbons
Jean Carter-Fitzgibbons
Tom O’Malley
The MJQ Irish Cultural & Sports Centre are the proud hosts of the 38th Annual East Durham Irish Festival ( and the 21st Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week (
In addition to operating the East Durham Feis too amongst other events for the community and tourists to enjoy.