Irish American Cultural Institute

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

Programs & Publications



IACI programs have explored and promoted the richness and diversity of Irish culture and is an educational and grant-making foundation.  The IACI has dispersed  $1 million in awards for recognition of achievement in Irish studies, culture and arts, and in funding for research in Irish and Irish-American studies.  It is the sole United States organization with the distinction of having as its Patron the President of Ireland.


The Irish Way - A unique cultural experience for teenagers, is a nationally recognized summer study abroad program that has educated over 3000 American high school students since 1975.  Visit the Irish Way website.

Irish American Kids -The IACI is looking to expand our programs to focus on children, teens and educators.    If you are an educator and would be willing to serve on our advisory committee to assist with curriculum, web content and program planning, or have any suggestions for enhancing this program,  please contact us.

Irish Perceptions - The Irish Perceptions Series is a nationwide lecture and performance series that travels throughout the United States.  Participants include Ireland’s finest scholars, craftsmen, musicians, authors, performers, and actors.


IACI Awards - The IACI Awards are granted annually to artists, writers, and organizations in the United States and Ireland for their efforts in Irish history, literature, and art.

IACI Irish Studies Library - Developed over the last thirty years, the library contains several thousand volumes, including a number of rare works. The library is now located at The Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University.

O'Malley Art Collection - Donated by Helen Hooker O'Malley, a noted collector.  The collection contains works by Jack Yeats, Paul Henry, Gerard Dillon and Patrick Hennessey.  The estimated value is in excess of $1,000,000 and is currently on loan to the University of Limerick.  Learn More


Annie Moore Project - On January 1, 1892, Annie Moore, a 15 year old girl from County Cork, became the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island. In honor of the 100th anniversary of this milestone, the IACI coordinated an international effort to have a commemorative statue of Annie Moore erected at Ellis Island, and at her Irish departure point, Cobh, in County Cork. Click here to learn more.



The Irish American Cultural Institute is the proud publisher of the journal Éire- Ireland, which since its first appearance in 1966 has been the premier journal devoted to Irish Studies in North America. The journal is published twice a year, with Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter issues. It is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary in scope, though articles on modern Irish history and modern Irish literature dominate the wide-ranging fare. The journal also features articles dealing with the literature and history of Irish America. One issue each year is devoted to a special theme or subject.   The journal is available in print and electronic versions. The electronic version is a publication of Project MUSE of the Johns Hopkins University Press; in this form the journal is available in more than 2,700 libraries and other institutions around the world. Project MUSE also offers back issues of Éire-Ireland in electronic form to its subscribers for the whole period 1994-2018. Co-Editor Jim Donnelly (active since 2001) has recently been succeeded by Nicholas Wolf of New York University, who joins Vera Kreilkamp as Co-Editor. Donnelly will have the new title of Senior Consulting Editor, and Kelly Sullivan of Ireland House at New York University has joined the editorial team. Éire-Ireland has the following Twitter account (@eire_ire).  

To learn more, contribute or subscribe to Eire-Ireland, click here.
Duchas (E-Newsletter)
This informative e-newsletter offers members insights into Irish culture, history, and the latest happenings at the IACI. Besides providing updates on IACI programming, this publication offers feature articles, educational information, book reviews, and a wealth of other information.  It's Irish American culture, delivered straight to your e-mail inbox! 

Submissions: We are seeking contributions including: recipes, material for children/teen section, listings of local events, book/play/music reviews, useful websites, and short stories.Read the latest edition

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