Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center

6 Lake Avenue • Danbury, CT • Fairfield County

Historical Significance

The goals of this organization are the preservation and teaching of Irish heritage and culture for enrichment and of all people who are interested in Irish heritage with a program of teaching, workshops and cultural events. Classes and workshops for Irish Language, Dance, Music, Singing, Drama, Storytelling, Genealogy, Literature, History and Gaelic Sports. Events would include Irish language days, concerts, plays, games, lectures, book clubs and seisiúin.

Photo: View northeast showing façade and south elevation. (Tod Bryant)

The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center currently offers weekly Irish language classes at the beginning and intermediate levels; weekly ceili and set dancing classes; monthly seisun and an annual three day Irish festival, usually held in September. Their dance group supports several ceilis in the Connecticut and New York area. They also support several other Irish groups in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts with Irish language teachers.


Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center,
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Notable Features of Building or Site

The building faces west on the east side of Lake Avenue. It has a brick facade with a short section of false gable roof covered in asphalt shingles. There are two entrances on the facade and both are surrounded by green-painted wood paneling with vertical windows at each end of the paneled section. A green-painted wood wainscot runs along the base of the facade.

A large green sign with the name of the organization is centered on the facade and it is lit by two gooseneck fixtures mounted above it.

Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings

This building is in a mostly residential neighborhood of early twentieth century, two story frame buildings. The only other exception to the residential character of the area is the one story commercial building to the east at the corner of Lake avenue and Oil Mill Road.

Additional Information

Date(s):  1956
Style(s):  Commercial
Historic Use:  Cultural Center, Restaurant
Present Use:  Cultural Center, Restaurant

Exterior visible from public road.
Interior accessible .

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