Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Frequently Asked Questions.

1.      How do I become a member of The Derby Irish Association?
You can drop down to the club on Beckett Street, fill in a short application, pay the fee and that’s it, you’re a member!
2.      How much does membership cost?
There are different types of membership, all of which are very reasonably priced. Price list below:
Annual 12 month membership: £10
Bi-Annual 6 month membership: £6
Student annual 12 month membership: £5
3.      How Irish do I need to be to join the club?
You don’t need to be Irish at all.  The focus of The Derby Irish Centre is to preserve the Irish Culture in Derby but who says you have to be Irish to celebrate “Irishness.”  Just think of it like taking a French class or celebrating Indian Diwali, everyone can take part and get something from learning about another culture.  The Derby Irish Centre is a social and recreational outlet for people from all backgrounds, races, and creeds.
4.      What services does the club offer?
The club functions as a regular bar, with different attractions on different nights.  For example on Tuesdays there is a Seisún Mór with a live Ceilí band.  For more information check out our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/pages/Derby-Irish-Centre/261045937312955
There are classes at the club including Irish Dancing, Set Dancing, Salsa and Irish language classes.  Again, for more details please check out our Facebook page.
5.      Where do I find the club?
The club is at 11 Beckett Street, Town Centre, Derby.  The postcode is DE1 1 HT.
6.      How do I get in contact for more information?
You can also email us at derbyirishcentre@gmail.com for more information.
7.      Do you have a Facebook page?
As mentioned above, we do have a Facebook page.
Please find us at www.facebook.com/pages/Derby-Irish-Centre/261045937312955

How Irish are you?

Take the test and see if you have green blood!
Your favourite tipple is…
A)     a cup of tea
B)      a pint of Guinness
C)      a bottle of Evian
You greet people with…
A)     Top o’ the morning to ye
B)      How’ya
C)      How do you do?
You celebrate St Patrick’s Day by…
A)     Going to the pub and getting drunk
B)      Staying at home and getting drunk
C)      Staying away from everyone who is getting drunk
Your thoughts on the band U2 are…
A)     Best band in the world
B)      Biggest shower of wasters ever
C)      I liked Achtung Baby
When you hear a Westlife song you…
A)     Beam with pride
B)      Are filled with shame
C)      Don’t notice
Your favourite crisps are…
A)     Walker’s Cheese & Onion
B)      Tayto Cheese & Onion
C)      Kettle Handcooked crisps
Your favourite city in the world is…
A)     Cork City
B)      Dublin City
C)      London City
If you got –
Mostly As – Your idea of Irish is the stereotyped image we’ve been trying to shake off for years?  Are you sure you’re Irish and not American?
Mostly Bs – You’re as Irish as a green shamrock playing a harp while drinking a pint of the blackstuff. Fair play to ye!
Mostly Cs – You’re most definitely not Irish but don’t worry you’re still welcome to share a few pints down at the Irish Centre any time you like!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Welcome to Derby Irish Association Blog.

Hello and welcome to our new blog. We hope to regularly update this blog with information and events at the centre on Beckett Street.  We will also be posting funny stories and anecdotes from members of the club.  So please stop by regularly to see what we're getting up to at the club or sign up for automatic updates by clicking on the prompt below.

We hope to see you back here soon!

Derby Irish Centre