The Celtic Club, located in central Melbourne, is Australia's first Irish Club and has a reputation for providing a warm and hearty welcome since 1887.
Irish and other Celtic groups at the club continue to grow. Music sessions are a regular feature at the Celtic Club as well as cultural and heritage events.
Located upstairs above the Tara Bar, you can enjoy excellent food at competitive prices in the charming atmosphere of the Shamrock Restaurant.
Our Irish Head Chef has many exciting meals for you to sample!
Don't forget that as a Celtic club Member you can receive food and drink discounts.
Whether it be a small or large group gathering we can cater for your every need.
Melbourne's Celtic Club has a proud and turbulent history that reflects in many ways the history of Australia during the second half of its period of European settlement.
To do justice to the Club's history, it is necessary to include the long and bloody struggle for Irish Home Rule but that is not the purpose of this overview.
At the time the Celtic Club was established in 1887, the Home Rule Campaign in Ireland was at an all time low. There was every indication for Home Rule sympathizers that that ideal would remain unrealized for many generations to come.
On September 20th, 1887, at the Imperial Hotel, Bourke Street in a rather more colorful Melbourne of top hats and morning suits, of gas lamps and hansom cabs, and hotels that did not clear their bars before midnight, the Celtic Club was born. It was the year of Queen Victoria's Jubilee and the first Colonial Conference in London of delegates from each of the self-governing British Colonies.
Weekdays Monday : Thursday: 10am - 11pm
Fridays: 10am - 1am
Saturday 11.30am - Late*
Sundays: 12.00pm - 20.00*
*depending on functions/sporting functions
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 320 Queen Street Melbourne | Map
✆ (03) 9691 7444
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Celtic Club
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Shamrock Restaurant
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