About the 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.
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.
The President of Ireland
Maureen A. Kennedy, J. Kent Covey, founders of the Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati at The Counsel General of Ireland's Reception with the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, and the First Lady Sabina Higgins, May 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
ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Third Thursdays Pub Night
With Mick & Friends
Macy's Arts Sampler
First Thursdays Pub Nights Music & Song with Blue Egg (AKA Rockin Easter)
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones
NEW Second Thursday - The McMahon Clan
St. Patrick's Day
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