The Irish Heritage Center 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.
Located on the city’s east side in a renovated, late 19th and early 20th century former school building that sprawls over a full city block, the IHC is dedicated to fostering Irish heritage, culture and traditions in our city and to providing a place to do so that is affordable, accessible and comfortable.
The Center will be known as a place for all which welcomes peoples of all faiths, ethnicity, or background with ties to any of the 32 counties of Ireland in any manner whatsoever.
The facility is new to the Irish community, purchased in November 2009, and has unlimited potential to accommodate meetings, events, a library, a museum, a tea room, a social club, offices, rehearsal spaces for dance and theater, performance spaces for the same, rooms available for gatherings of 15 – 300 people, and much much more.
A Memorial Garden, dedicated to Our Lady of Knock is planned, as is an art gallery, and potentially artists’ loft areas available for rent.
For membership opportunities, please download the Membership Form PDF.
Have a question about your Family History? Meet with the Genealogy detective. Its free for Members, just $25 per session for the public. Call The Irish Center at 513 533-0100 for more information.
Would you like to have some Irish tea and a tour of the Irish Center of Cincinnati? Call for an appointment.
Our library is open most Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. Members are welcome to take home a selection of the 3,000 items within our collection. Non-members are welcome to read during the library hours.