Welcome to the unique and friendly atmosphere of the house rooms of the Polish Social & Educational Society. The rooms are situated within our General Sikorski Memorial House (Dom Polski) in Glasgow at . . . . . .
4/5 Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow G3 7SD
(not far from Kelvingrove Art Galleries)
The Society welcome new members of any nationality or ethnic or religious background.
The house rooms include a large lounge-bar area which serves a wide range of Polish beers and spirits (including Zywiec, EB, Brok, Hebelius, Zubrowka and Wisniowka), specialty cocktails, red and white wine, and soft drinks. This area also presents Polish TV channels, a pool table and chess sets are available for your enjoyment.
Elsewhere in building Number 5 are our offices, a large function room with projector, a library and our dining room.
In building Number 4, we provide rental accommodation for Members at very reasonable rates and we also house the offices of the Polish Catholic Mission in Scotland, a consecrated chapel and rooms for the local Polish priest.
A taste of Poland
Our dining room, U Jarka (Jarek’s Place) at Dom Polski is renowned across the Polish diaspora for its authentic Polish cooking. Our friendly caterers, Jola and Jarek Komar, offer traditional Polish cuisine including pork cutlet, bigos, pierogi, barszcz (white and red),and fabulous desserts. Phone 07756 970306 for a booking and come sample a taste of Poland. Food is also served in the bar area.
Functions (Christenings, seminars etc.)
Free wi-fi is available throughout our premises. An internet-connected laptop is available in the bar area for the use of Members.
Our history and activities:
The Society was established in 1954 as a memorial to General Wladyslaw Sikorski, once Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile and Commander-in-Chief of the Free Polish Forces during the Second World War. Our presence honours his leadership and his memory. Pictures and sculpture within building Number 5 also honour the General and his comrades and the memorial wall between buildings 4 and 5 honours the victims of the Katyn Massacre, the loss of ORP Orkan, the Polish destroyer on which general Sikorski’s body was returned from Gibraltar after his death, the victims of the Smolensk air crash, and the courage and sacrifice of all the men and women who fought for Poland’s freedom during the Second World War. Officers of the Society represent the Government of Poland in the commemoration of these sacrifices.
The Society is a registered Scottish charity (Reg. No. SC046143). We sponsor and help crisis and abuse support groups, language classes, a history club, cultural and social functions, film festival, musical events, Scouts, a Polish Folk Group, Open Museum displays, mothers/toddlers group, meetings and events for local community groups - and much, much more. The Society works closely with Police Scotland and Safer Glasgow and through its membership of the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council in combating hate crime and intolerance. Members of the Society are active in outdoor activities and our facebook page, newsletter and website pages provide access to what’s going on at Dom Polski.