January 17 | 6:00 PM

Irish American Heritage Museum

21 Quackenbush Square

The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts Irish Dancing in Northern Ireland on January 17 at 6:00 PM. 


Virtual event | Register online here


Author Angeline King Kelly will discuss her book Irish Dancing: The Festival Story and how Irish dancing is more of a shared experience between Catholics and Protestants than most people realize. The Larne native has documented the history of the Irish dancing festival tradition in Northern Ireland, outlining the ways in which it is a shared cultural experience between Catholics and Protestants. The first ever Irish Dance festival took place in 1928. Billed as "the story of Irish dancers who crossed cultural barriers with a light double heart," the book highlights the ways in which Irish dancing united both communities even during some of the most violent years in the North.


Angeline King, best known for her contemporary novels, Snugville Street and A Belfast Tale, is the writer and researcher of Mid & East Antrim Council's three-year museum exhibition, 'An Irish Dancing Story.'