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Discover the nuances of Irish culture and
history with educational exhibits and guided
tours at the Irish Cultural Museum of New

Make your New Orleans event memorable by booking our accommodating event venue.
We host everything, from company parties to
movie showings.


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Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Friday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Our Story

We are located in the beautiful and historic "French Quarter", or Vieux Carre section of downtown New Orleans, among a picturesque Colonial Spanish courtyard and buildings. We are walking distance from major hotels, world famous restaurants, easy parking and covenant transportation, making the ICM the perfect place to explore the culture, lore and beauty of New Orleans.

Beginning in the 1700's New Orleans received thousands of Irish who made a treacherous journey from their distant homeland across the Atlantic. And only here will you learn of the sacrifices and contributions these unsung heroes have made to this great city. Only here will you meet the real "New Orleans Irish", and discover the significant influence these people and their tiny island nation has had on, what we consider, New Orleans today.

A visit to the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans will leave you with a truly new perspective and appreciation for the history of this beautifully complex city. You will learn the untold history and stories of the Irish adventurers, soldiers, mercenaries, priests, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, public servants and others who found there niche here and who have left us with their spirit, their accomplishments, their culture, and their ancestors; all of which define the Irish New Orleanian today.

It is here that the compelling saga of the Irish who ventured to New Orleans is told as never before. From the appointment in 1769 of Irish military strategist Alexander O'Reilly as the second governor of Louisiana, to the thousands of Irish who perished digging the New Basin Canal, the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans traces the city's Irish Heritage through rarely seen archival maps, photographs, and newspaper articles.

Our Next Event:.


An Sesiun in Concert

Saturday, March 25th and April15th 3 pm

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

An Sesiun music group will come to our venue to present a performance. There's no admission fee for the performance and all are invited.

Northern Ireland Conflict

Saturday, March 25th 6 pm

Presented By: Dr. Natasha Bingham

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Farouche in Concert

Saturday, April 1st 3 pm

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Saints and Seaways: A Look at Christianity in Medieval Ireland

Saturday, April 1st 6 pm

Presented By: Dr. Westley Follett

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran C.Ss.R.

Presented By Dr. Patrick J. Hayes

Friday, April 7th 3 pm

Irish Cultural Museum

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Patrick Cooper Performance

The son of a North Louisiana Hillbilly and a South Louisiana Cajun, Acoustic Musician and New Orleans resident Patrick Cooper will be playing a mix of Folk, Country and a wee bit of Irish Music. The admission fee is $5.00 and Mr. Cooper's CDs will be for sale for $10.00. All are invited.

Saturday, April 8th 3 pm

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

$5.00 Admission



Presented By: Dr. Claire Cowart Ph.D.

                        Dr. Albert Camp, Ph.D.

A discussion of similarities between loss of native speakers in Ireland and Cajun Louisiana, and of the ways in which theatre helped to preserve awareness of the value of native language and culture.

Saturday, April 8th at 6 pm

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Jesse Autumn & Shelley Phillips:

Rebirth of the Celtic Harp

Saturday, April 29th 6 pm

Irish Cultural Museum

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

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