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Holiday Tea

2-4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24, 2013


Barry's Old School Irish Pub,      2 W. Main St. Webster, NY


More than two dozen members and friends of the Rochester IACI chapter came out on a chilly early winter afternoon for hot tea and the warmth of friendship. 


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Dublin Lockout Centennial

Oct, 24, 2013

St. John Fisher College


In August, 1913 the worst labor strife in Irish history began, an event that lasted more than five months (to January 1914) affecting more than 20,000 workers. This series of events has gone down in history as the Dublin Lockout. The Rochester chapter of the IACI marked the 100th anniversary of this occasion with a special event at St. John Fisher College on Oct. 24, 2013.


Historical talk: Dr. John O'Sullivan

Music by Barry's Crossing


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"Early Irish" Dinner

Sept. 25, 2013


The IACI in conjunction with St. John Fisher College's Irish Studies program is planning to complete an oral history project involving some of the Rochester area's earlier Irish immigrants from the post World War II era. Members of the IACI board with some of these "Greatest Generation" Irish residents met in September to discuss the project.


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Rochester Irish Festival

Sept. 6-8, 2013


The IACI is one of several area organizations that are proud to represent the local Irish community at its biggest annual gathering


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An Irish Gathering


May 19, 1013


    Music, literature and especially history were the focus of a full day of activities at St. John Fisher College on Sunday May 19, 2013 recalling the Irish famine years known as The Great Hunger.

     The event co-sponsored by the IACI and the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program was called “A Rochester Gathering,” to help connect it to the Irish Gathering 2013 taking place as a series of events around Ireland.


A recent Rochester IACI event featured remarks by, and a special presentation to, Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny, third from right

Featured speakers at the Rochester Irish Gathering in May on the theme of the Great Hunger included, from left, Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenney, singer Mary McPartlan and historian Christine Kinealy

Further information about this event including several photo galleries and description of the day's events may be found on the website of our co-sponsor, the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program


It also was covered by the Irish-American news website Irish Central

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