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!

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God Bless Ireland!

Upcoming Events

All events will be taking place at 3905 Eastern Avenue (map)
Plenty of FREE parking!

View our Calendar page for a different view of all our activities.



Join and You Will Make a Difference!

Membership in the Irish Heritage Center makes everything we do possible. You also will be entitled to discounts on rentals, classes and events at the Heritage Center. Support the good work of the Irish Heritage Center and make more happen in the future. Your help on many different levels is creating Irish American History!! Download the Membership Form PDF.


The Merry Ploughboys

The Merry Ploughboys band from Dublin, Ireland

January 28th, 2015 - Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.
Experience the award winning and incredibly fun traditional show, featuring fast-paced Irish song and music, performed by Dublin's favorite group "The Merry Ploughboys", here in Cincinnati for the first time, direct from the Emerald Isle. $23 in advance now at

Pub Night with Mick & Friends

February 19th, 2015 - Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
Loads of fun - bring your favorite song, poem, story or instrument to share. Or just come for the great time. Free admission.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 21nd, 2015 - Saturday at 8:00 P.M.
Hosted by the IHC and the Alliance Francais. Live music, dancing, cash bar. Advance tickets are $15 for members, $20 non-members.

Author Mary Pat Kelly

February 22nd, 2015 - Sunday at 3:00 P.M.
Storyteller and author of Galway Bay and Of Irish Blood.

Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones in Concert

March 1st, 2015 - Sunday

Once again, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones descend upon Cincinnati with their stories and songs of Irish history, rebellion and emancipation. If you haven't seen this show before, don't miss this one!

Also: Full cash bar and food available for purchase. Free parking.

Doors open 4 p.m. Showtime 5 p.m.

Admission:$23 in advance now at

Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and The Remarkable Rocket

March 5-8, 2015, times TBA
Two of Wilde's greatest comedies per­formed by Irish actor Michael James Ford and director/composer Trevor Knight. Fun for kids and adults! See the actor whose "enchanting style of storytelling leaves the audience hanging on his every word."

St. Patrick's Parade Day "Afters" Celebration

March 14th, 2015 - Saturday, 2 P.M. through the night
Dancers, singers, musicians, Irish food, storytellers, pipers, children's parade, and activities. Saturday, March 14 after the parade, 2:00 PM till ….

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 17th, 2015 - Tuesday
The Day of St. Patrick! Our annual celebration of fun and food and drink and song and friends. Keep an eye on the site for more details!

Irish American Theater Company Spring Play

April 24 - 26
Play TBA

Acting Irish International Theater Festival

May 19-24
Seven different Irish plays presented by seven different Irish theater companies. Every night a show, plus two matinees. Opening of the festival and first show is on Tuesday the 19th of May at 7:30 PM.

We Banjo 3

September 15th, 2015 - Tuesday
This high-spirited band, who earned the honor of Irish Times Traditional Album of the Year, is back by popular demand. Center favorites. Time and pricing TBA.

NEW Service! Child Watch

If you would like to see the play and your child is with you, take advantage of our Child Watch in the Dance Room. Parents, members of IHC and audience members are eligible to participate in this opportunity. You can be at the event and have the children near. Call the center for more details, organized by the young parent members of the IHC. This is available by pre-reservation for performances on special dates. Call 513-533-0100 for more details.

Volunteer Opportunities

By Appointment, By Project

Lots to do to create this amazing center of Irish Heritage. Your contributions will make a difference from filing, sweeping to painting, plumbing, staging -- there is a spot for each and everyone. Group efforts are also needed. Please call for details at 513-533-0100, we provide lunches and need the attendance numbers.


Friendly Sons of St Patrick Glee Club

Sundays at 3 P.M.
Rehearsals Resume (Music Room)

Pub Night with Mick & Friends

Third Thursdays at 7 P.M.
Pub Room

Local Chapter of Celtic Women International

Fourth Thursdays at 7 P.M.
Tea Room

Space continues to be available for rent

Great for your parties, classes, concerts, dances, events, meetings and celebrations. New in 2012, leases available by the year.

By Appointment

- Tours
- Rentals
- "Tea Time" in the tea room for groups and clubs
- Genealogy (free for members)
- Library
- WiFi

Other Things In the Works:

  • Irish Film Nights - Next Generation evenings full of fun, and film. "Galway Girl" Cathy Ann Dempsey is underway organizing these delightful evenings. We've already started with "Waking Ned Devine" and will announce the continuation soon!
  • Ceilis
  • Irish Karaoke - A great time featuring vibrant Rob from Mt Adam's Wine Cellar Karaoke.
  • Quiz Nights with Mrs. Barb Kenny from Dublin!
  • Irish Book Club
  • "Tir Na N'Og" Land of the Forever Young - Over 55 Afternoons at the Irish Center for Irish Heritage Members and their guests - Entertainment, Tea, Speakers, Sing Songs and more.

Contact us with any questions.

Social Networking

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Upcoming Events

1/28 7:30 P.M.
The Merry Ploughboys

2/19 7:00 P.M.
Mick & Friends

2/21 8:00 P.M.
Mardi Gras Ball

2/22 3:00 P.M.
Author Mary Pat Kelly

3/1 7:00 P.M.
Derek Warfield
& The Young WOlfe Tones

Oscar Wilde's Comedies

St. Patrick's Parade Day!

St. Patrick's Day!

ALL Upcoming Events

St. Patrick's Day!

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