Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

preserving the cultural tradition of Irish ceili and set dancing since 1991

We hate to see you step away, but if you must, consider visiting these sites. Area pubs are listed further down. cookbook sponsormeans the group sponsored the RKIDs' cookbook.

Other Irish set dance organizations in the Maryland-DC-Virginia area:

CCE-Potomac Emerald Isle Club (EIC)
Greater Washington Ceili Club (GWCC) GREENFEET

Other Celtic organizations in our area:

Ballyshaners Celtic Society of Southern Marylandcookbook sponsor
Philadelphia Ceili Group

For general information about folk dancing and music of all kinds in our area, there's the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Focus Music lists Washington, DC - Baltimore area folk and acoustic music resources. Some other Celtic music resources are:

Institute of Musical Traditions (IMT) IONA


If you want to try step dancing in the Montgomery County, MD area

Culkin School of Irish Dance Duffy School of Irish Dance
Hurley School of Irish Dancecookbook sponsor McGrath Academy of Irish Dance

Local shops for your dance shoes

Les Gals Repeat Performance Dancewear
Footlights Dance & Theatre Boutique (Frederick & Silver Spring, MD)

Finally, here are a couple of other fine organizations who sponsored our cookbook:

Artists Circle Fine Art cookbook sponsor

Montgomery Preservationcookbook sponsor


Here are 28 of the area's finest Irish pubs. Some host dances and dance classes. Please support our pubs!

Sort the Pubs by

Auld Shebeen Pub
(their home page automatically plays music - click the speaker icon to mute it)
3971 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
23315 Frederick Rd.
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Finnegan's Wake
in Rockville Town Square
100-F Gibbs St.
Rockville, MD 20850
Galway Bay
63 Maryland Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
Irish Channel
500 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Nanny O'Briens
1 block south of Cleveland Park metro, just across from The Uptown Theater
3319 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
O'Lordan's Irish Pub
14 Liberty St.
Westminster, MD 21157
Old Brogue Irish Pub
(their home page automatically plays music)
760 Walker Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066
Paddy Barrys
8150 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Quincy's Bar & Grill
Facebook page
616 Quince Orchard Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
The Dubliner
(close to Union Station - Red Line)
4 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001
The Irish Whisper
177 Fleet Street
National Harbor, MD 30745