Pat Power, Seamus McAdden with one of the men involved in the building of the Irish Centre.

This was taken on completion of the Irish Centre in 1986




Br. James, one of the Irish Centre's founding members, pointing out the various features of the display board










Edel Gammell

Edel is, on behalf of the Irish Centre, offering a full and varied menu, including delicious Sunday lunches, Breakfasts, Lunches and snacks, please call in or telephone 0118 939 3096 for more information.

Edel is in charge of catering at the Centre, this includes weddings, anniversaries and parties. Edel has worked for the Centre for many years and enjoys her job. Edel enjoys meeting people and takes pride in providing good food and an efficient service

Edel hails from County Limerick and has been in England since 1989. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, walking and she loves to socialise!

Edel has now been joined by Theresa O'Brien to help with the catering at the Irish Centre



The Ambassador of Ireland Bobby McDonagh and his wife Mary with the Viv O' Gara dancers after their performance for the Ambassador's visit in September 2012




The Ambassador Bobby McDonagh with Br. James and Seamus Curran. Br. James and Seamus Curran are both founder members of the Irish Centre. Seamus Curran is currently our President and Br. James is on the committee.





One of the many groups of people who attended the Ambassador's visit in September 2012. This was a grand occassion with members of the Irish Centre, Hibernian Society and guests enjoying an evening of good food, happy banter and conviviality.



The President of Ireland Mary McAleese addressing the assembled members and visitors on her visit the the Centre in March 2010The President of Ireland Mary McAleese addressing the assembled members and visitors on her visit the the Centre in March 2010




The Chairman of the Irish Centre Seamus McAdden addressing the The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, distinguished guests, members and visitors to the Reading Irish Centre on her visit to the Centre in March 2010








The President of Ireland Mary McAleese being escorted by the Chairman of the Reading Irish Centre Seamus McAdden on her visit to the Centre in March 2010. The President was shown the improvements to the Centre which were funded by The Irish Government. The resident then met many of our elders who attend the Hibernian Lunch Club which is held 3 times a week at the Centre. The Chairman welcomed the President and gave a brief resume of what the Centre had achieved over the last 3 years with the help of the Irish Governemnt and thanked her for coming. The President then replied, thanking the Chairman and committee for inviting her to visit the Centre.








We cater for many weddings at the Irish Centre this picture was taken at a wedding that took place in June 2013

If you are getting married give us a ring! 0118 939 3096 for competative prices, helpful staff and a wide choice of menus


The main function room at the Irish Centre has been completely refurbished. Painted and decorated, carpeted and new non-slip flooring laid.

This was completed in time for the Ambassador's visit.













The Function Room at the Reading Irish Centre set up for a Special Occasion. If you are interested in hiring the room for Your Special Occasion, Wedding, Christening, Birthday, Dinner Dance, Corporate Event please contact the Reading Irish Centre

0118 939 3096 where the Manager and Staff will be more than happy to help you plan your special day, email

A function at the Reading Irish Centre. We are able to cater for any ocassion please either contact The Irish Centre 0118 939 3096 or email



Manager: Brendan Healy

President: Seamus Curran

Chairman: Pat Power

Treasurer: Seamus McAdden

Secretary: Gloria McAdden



In association with The Hibernian Society
The Hibernian Society is supported by The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade