Hours:  11am-4:00pm Wednesday-Sunday

The Irish American Heritage Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created by the New York State Legislature in 1986 and permanently chartered by the Board of Regents of New York as an educational institution in 1992. We explore the contributions, history, and culture of Irish people in America, and fosters dialogue and exchange between America and Ireland today. By sharing our stories, we strive to create connections and community between all Americans, as we appreciate and study the universality of the immigrant story in American history.

The Museum was an integral force in providing instruction in New York State’s public schools about the Irish Famine of 1845-1853.  Further, we are the first Museum of its kind here in America to have exhibited at the National Library in Dublin.

Shades of Ireland Tour

September 6-15th

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We are delighted to announce we will be touring Ireland with Collette this September in the glorious Shades of Ireland Tour. You can view the video presentation here to learn more.

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Upcoming Events

  • Fishamble Presents: The Humours of Bandon


    May 21, 2023, 7:00 PM

    The Humours of Bandon (written & performed by Margaret McAuliffe, directed by Stefanie Preissner) is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.