Be part of our future. Celebrate our past.

A new beginning...

March 17, 2011 marked the beginning of a new era for the Irish community of the Mohawk Valley.

On that day, the Board of Directors broke ground for the Irish Cultural and Historical Society of the Mohawk Valley. Located in the heart of the Brewery District in West Utica, New York, the property was once the location of St. Patrick’s church, which was built by the Irish immigrants who settled in West Utica in the 1800s. The church was razed many years ago, and the lot stood empty for years.

in 2007 the property was purchased by the ICHSMV and planning began to turn this sacred ground into a state of the art Cultural Center dedicated to preserving and celebrating our Irish heritage. The facility will house an authentic Irish Pub and banquet facility as well as conference rooms and offices that can be used by community groups. There will also be a Collections Room, which will house collections of Irish memorabilia, local historical artifacts and rotating displays.

How can YOU get involved?

Here’s the best part. By becoming a member, you can help us to grow this facility, literally from the ground up, and be a part of the biggest and best thing to happen for the Irish community in a long time!

An artist's rendering of the 35-foot stone fireplace that will be custom built in the pub room. It will feature the surnames of "Counties of Ireland" Members.

Counties of Ireland Membership

Inside the facility, a 30 foot stone fireplace will tower in the pub. Stone keystones labeled with the counties of ireland will run the length of this fireplace. You can have your family surname inscribed into these keystones, to memorialize your family in perpetuity! there are 32 counties, and a limit of four surnames will be engraved into the each county stone, making this the most exclusive of memberships.

You will also have all the membership benefits of a Founding member.

Founding Membership

Your membership includes:

  • Your name inscribed on a plaque as a founding member that will be displayed prominently in the center
  • Lifetime membership
  • A framed certificate of membership and membership card
  • Exclusive invitations to Founding Members Only and other open events with special discounts.
  • The pride of knowing that you are part of something important for the irish community

Harp Membership:
$50.00 per year

  • One year membership
  • Membership card
  • Two coupons for 25% off selected events (certain events excluded)
  • One year subscription to our e-newsletter

Shamock Membership:
$25.00 per year

  • One year membership
  • Membership card
  • One coupon good for 25% off selected events (certain events excluded)

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