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.
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.
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.
Your membership includes: