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Irish American Cultural Institute National Organization


Incorporated in 1964 in Minnesota, the foundations of the Irish American Cultural Institute were actually laid by a series of television programs in 1962.

In writing a series of of programs on Ireland for television, Dr. Eoin McKiernan received such an overwhelming response that he was encouraged  to create the Institute. The IACI is a federally recognized 501c(3) not-for-profit national organization

Over the past four decades, the IACI has carved an honored place for the Irish dimension in American life. No comparable body has such an impressive track record of achievement and sustained programming.


It now is the leading Irish American cultural organization, devoted to promoting an intelligent appreciation of Ireland and the role and contributions of the Irish in America. The IACI is strictly apolitical and nonsectarian, and is the only Irish American organization that has as its patron, The President of Ireland.


More information about the IACI at the national level can be found on its website at


Other Links of Interest


Rochester Heritage Organizations


Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, Rochester, NY

Col. Patrick O'Rorke Memorial Society

Comhaltas Ceóltoiri Éireann

Dunleavy School of Irish Dance and Music


Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick

Irish Children's Program

Irish Studies Program, St. John Fisher College

Irish Party House Radio Program

Ladies AOH of Monroe County

Rochester Irish Festival

St. Patrick's Day Parade


Young School of Irish Dance


Rochester Area Musical Groups


Barry's Crossing


The Dady Brothers

Dave North Trio


Tullamore Celtic Band





Other Upstate New York Irish Community


Central New York Irish American Cultural Institute

Buffalo Irish Center

Children's books with Irish themes at Monroe County Library

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download PDF list)



Further Afield


Músaem An Ghorta Mhóir (Ireland's Great Hunger Museum)
Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT


   News coverage of IACI donation to museum


The IACI website now contains an archive of the Irish Insider newsletter, published in Rochester from 1992-1997


Click here to access the archive

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