Irish American Cultural Institute

Providing leadership and resources to preserve, interpret, and promote Irish and Irish American Cultures


The IACI fully allows and encourages the establishment of new Chapters. The role of chapters is vital in the overall mission of the IACI. Chapters provide local perspective and input while carrying out meaningful activities that are consistent to the overall mission of the IACI.

Interested in Forming a Chapter?


We appreciate your time, energy and interest in serving as a Chapter President for the Irish American Cultural Institute. The work that we do cannot be done without the efforts of our Chapters.

Should there be an existing Chapter in your area, you will be referred to that Chapter.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know what questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to working with you.

Please contact us to learn more about IACI Chapters!

Central NY Chapter


President: Edward Furze/  Vice-President:   Anne Emperor/  Treasurer:  Ann Peterson /  Secretary: Natalie Trump


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John Walsh/Jersey Shore Chapter

On the second Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Sea Girt Lighthouse, significant Irish History and Culture presentations by noted scholars and musicians will enrich our appreciation for our Irish Heritage, and are suitable for students, who are very welcome so this knowledge and appreciation will continue through generations.


Admission to these events will be $20 for non members,  IACI members free (donation appreciated).  The evening will include light refreshments.  For more information, click here.  

If you are interested in being a part of this chapter, please Contact us, and be sure to watch for more details on upcoming events and meetings.  Visit our webpage

Northern NJ Chapter
Based in the Morristown, NJ area, this chapter will be working closely with the Jersey Shore Chapter and Drew University in co-sponsoring events.

Officers:  Barbara Lyons, President    William Rogers, Vice-President   Nancy Farrell, Secretary    Carol Buck, Treasurer

Join the Chapter
Would you like to meet with others in your area who are interested in Irish American Culture and attend events that celebrate our rich heritage?  We invite you to join us!

Omaha Chapter

Chair Eileen Reilly Buzzello, Vice Chair Michael Carroll, Secty Cathleen Cavanaugh Amdor, Treas Mary Deane, Board Members Dr Richard Finbar Murphy (Emeritus Chair) Dr Lisbeth Buechalt, James Cavanaugh Esq, Hon John Murphy

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Rochester Chapter


President: Michael E. McCarthy 

President Emeritus - Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler

Treasurer: Mary Ellen Sweeney

Secretary : Gail Kindlon

Literary Roundtable and Film Feis-  Katherine Flynn

Film Feis - Kathleen Russell

Event Liaison - Fionnuala Regan

Membership/Registration/Ducas - Art Smith 

Communications - Jeanne Crane

Website and Flyer Development - Jack Rosenberry 


History and Film Events - John O’Sullivan

Irish Studies Director - Timothy Madigan

Legal Advisor - Edward P. Hourihan Jr,.  LLC

Media Advisor, WROC TV - Maureen McGuire 


For more information about the chapter, visit  our website:  www.rochesteriaci.orgFacebook page   Or contact us at