Irish American Heritage Center

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Irish American Heritage Center
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Irish American Heritage Center in Irving Park, Chicago, IL
Established 1976
Location 4626 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
P. 773-282-7035
Type Heritage center
President Eugene Cooney

The Irish American Heritage Center is a non-profit organization located in Chicago that seeks to enhance the study of Irish culture with programming centered on Irish dance, literature, heritage, music, and Irish American cultural contributions to the United States.[1] The center also supports Irish immigrants, and three Presidents of Ireland have attended ceremonies at the center.[2][3]

The center's building in the Irving Park community area houses a library, museum, art gallery, archives, auditorium and classrooms, as well as an Irish pub and gift shop. Founded in 1976, it opened its building in 1985.[4] The center oversees and administers the Irish American Hall of Fame.[5] It is a member organization of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.


  1. ^ "Irish American Heritage Center". Irish American Heritage Center. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Simon Carswell (2014-05-13). "Higgins voices support for undocumented Irish in US". Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Irish President Michael Higgins Visits Irish American Heritage Center - Mayfair - Chicago". 2014-05-12. Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  4. ^ Dougherty, Monica and Mary Beth Sammons (2011). The Irish American Heritage Center. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9780738582887. 
  5. ^ "Irish American Hall of Fame". Irish American Hall of Fame. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 

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