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.


Fellowship - The IACI/NUIG Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies is made possible by joint funding from the Irish American Cultural Institute ($4000) and the National University of Ireland,Galway (€6000).  It is granted to an Irish studies scholar, typically a resident of the United States, and provides a semester (4 months or more) at the National University of Ireland-Galway. Applications are particularly welcome from emerging and established scholars in modern and contemporary Irish literature,  Irish Music Studies, and Space and Place Studies.   Click here for more information/to apply.

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.


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.   Click here to e-mail submissions. 

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