The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sport Centre Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3), educational corporation that was founded in 1987 by community leaders. Our mission is to preserve and promote Irish culture and artistic heritage in both the local community and in the northeast region. Our 58-acre property in East Durham currently houses the Irish-American Heritage Museum and hosts various festivals and sports programs, including the Catskills Irish Arts Week and East Durham Feis.
Looking to get involved? Want to learn more about, celebrate, and share your Irish heritage? There are many ways to support the Michael J. Quill Irish Centre. Join our community and let’s celebrate our Irish heritage together!
Become an MJQ Member Today
Your sustaining membership in MJQ helps ensure Traditional Irish Culture and Sport have an enduring home in East Durham, NY.
We want to see you in the Emerald Isle of the Catskills throughout the year — year after year! As part of the MJQ community, you’ll be supporting our ongoing efforts to bring the best Irish music, dance, football, hurling, stories, songs, and sessions to our Greene County. We value your help and want to make it easy for you to do so.
An annual gift of $50 is truly appreciated, and we’ll send you updates on all the happenings throughout the year! You’ll not only be supporting our mission, but you’ll get EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS at MJQ EVENTS!
MJQ Member Benefits:
- Save $20 on 1 Catskill Irish Arts Week weeklong classes
- Save $10 on 1 Feis student entry fee
- Save $5 on 1 East Durham Irish Festival admission
- Save $5 on 1 souvenir pint glass
- Save $5 on 1 30-year Catskills Irish Arts Week t-shirt
If you want to do a bit more, how about $17 a month ‘Paddy-Pledge’? You’ll get everything from a regular membership, PLUS we’ll even send you a glass to raise at home or with friends.
Make Your Mark on The Largest Map Of Ireland In The World.
Memorialize Life’s Milestones.
Bricks commemorate individuals, families, significant life events, and corporate sponsors that support the MJQ Irish Cultural Centre. (Platinum sponsorships are also available for map benches and flags that can be dedicated to your family and loved ones.)
Cost of a Brick: $100 (Value of visiting it year after year: PRICELESS)
The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre commemorated this momentous and grand map of Ireland in September of 2001 which is the largest map of Ireland in the world. Each of the 32 counties of Ireland is represented and marked with its unique and distinctive county flag on this one-of-a-kind destination, which celebrates Greene as its 33rd county!
We also sell the bricks and install them on-site during our East Durham Irish Festival annually.