Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati

3905 Eastern Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati

The IHC was founded to promote the Irish Culture through the study of customs, dance, education, film, genealogy, history, language, lectures, literature, music, mythology, poetry, social interaction, song, sport, theater and the visual arts.

Our MEMBERSHIP FORM is now online!

Download the Membership Form PDF

God Bless Ireland!


1916 Easter Rising Commemoration

April 21st, 2014 - Monday

  • Hear Pearse’s famous oration at the graveside of O'Donovan Rossa.
  • Feel the thrill of freedom’s ring as the Poblacht na h'Eireann is read.
  • See actual footage of the English gunboat bombardment of the GPO and more.
  • Listen as the honor roll of those who sacrificed their lives for Ireland’s Freedom is read.
  • Experience the poets' reconstruction of events including "Easter1916," and "The Women of 1916."
  • Sing with us "The Foggy Dew," "Grace," "A Nation Once Again," and our National Anthems.

We will commemorate the event that triggered Irish Independence on the 98th anniversary of its initiation through poetry, song drama and film footage. Understanding 1916 as the most dramatic event in the history of Ireland's struggle for Independence, join us as The Rising is explored thru the personalities involved. Examine the local connection, and more.

Presented in honor of those who sacrificed all as the terrible beauty was born.

**IMPORTANT; if you have family stories of connections to this rebellion that would be valuable to our understanding the struggle our forebears endured, please consider sharing them by adding them to our museum collection, or loaning them for a future exhibit here at the IHC. Call 513-533-0100 to discuss.

Suitable for pre-teens, teens and adults. Call for reservations- $10 pre-paid - 513-533-0100

Cincinnati Camerata

Cincinnati Camerata

View the poster and information here.

Irish Center of Cincinnati Golf

Early Bird Registration Ends April 15th
Please join us for the IRISH CENTER OF CINCINNATI GOLF OUTING to benefit the IRISH HERITAGE CENTER OF CINCINNATI on Friday, June 20, 2014. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Vineyard Golf Course in Cincinnati, OH.

In Case You Missed It...

CityBeat had a great article about the IHC and had us as one of the top 4 ways to celebrate Over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Check out our events by clicking above and come celebrate with us!

Then check out the interveiw on CET

So Much for 2014!

We're already excited and loading our events schedule for 2014! Check out all our events here.

Green Tie Affair Video


Celebrating our 4 year anniversary!

Also: Featured from January (PDF)


We'll be on again Dec. 2 - stay tuned!

Sunday, January 27th, CET did a full-feature interview with Maureen on the Irish Heritage Center. If you missed it, you can view the video here.

Green Tie Affair Article

Click here the IAN Ohio article (PDF).

View our Upcoming events here!

In loving memory of Terry Glenn, August 12, 1939 – March 18, 2014

Decades of Dreams Come True for Cincinnati Irish

After many years and many attempts to put together a home for the Irish there is success; The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati is now is a reality!! Located at 3905 Eastern Avenue in the Columbia Tusculum area of Greater Cincinnati, the Irish Heritage Center was founded in late 2009!!

Based on the successful Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, the Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati is run by a team of many volunteers. They have completed innumerable projects to clean up and fix up the 44 thousand square foot building purchased from the Cincinnati School Board in 2009. Tom Boyle, former President of the Chicago Irish American Heritage Center has kindly mentored the Cincinnati Managing Director Kent Covey and member Maureen A. Kennedy who is also the Irish American Theater's Artistic Director. Trips to Chicago, emails, & phone calls help to keep the team enthusiastic and moving ahead on the correct track.

Help is needed in the form of donations of; time, equipment, supplies, and funding. Any contribution, no matter how small, will help. At this critical juncture, there is a need for so many things. A little help from a lot of people will surely guarantee the project's success. The website is up and running, AND – You are here!!

You can also contact The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati by calling; 513-533-0100 or 513-262-9932, OR : to talk to the Theater Company Artistic Director, call 513-225-6915.

Come visit with us awhile at the Irish Heritage Center and awaken the Irish within you.

Maureen A. Kennedy



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All Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

4/21 7:00 P.M.
Easter Rising Commemoration
(pub opens at 5pm)

4/27 4:00 P.M.
Cincinnati Camerata

5/15 7:00 P.M.
Mick McEvilley & Friends

5/22 6:00 P.M.
Celtic Women

ALL Upcoming Events

St. Patrick's Day!

Senior Life

Center Celebrates
All Things Irish

Senior Life Irish Heritage Center Senior Life Irish Heritage Center Senior Life Irish Heritage Center

Full Article (PDF)

Map of Ireland