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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:.


Angela's Ashes

Friday, February 24th 6 pm

Irish Cultural Museum

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Join us every Friday at 6PM for Celtic themed movies and documentaries on the patio.

UNO Irish Study Abroad Program

 Friday, March 3rd 6 pm

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Irish Union Soldiers in the Civil War

Presented By: Dr. Susannah Ural

Saturday, March 11th 6 pm

Irish Cultural Museum

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

From Brian Boru to the Foggy Dew

This is an hour-long mix of poem, music, history, life and letters, poet Anne-Marie Fyfe & historian/literary-critic, Cahal Dallat (with mandolin, traditional flute and accordion) from the Glens of Antrim explore the intersections of history with poetry, music & song, over 900 years from 11th century Brian Boru’s March by way of Robert Emmett and the 19th century, to WB Yeats’ Easter 1916 & that famous post-1916 anthem, The Foggy Dew (written by Cahal’s great-uncle Charles O’Neill): with Anne-Marie’s readings/excerpts from Thomas Moore, WB Yeats, Padraig Pearse, Thomas McDonagh, Alice Milligan & Roger Casement.

Saturday, March 18th 6 pm

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Admission Fee $10.00

Northern Ireland Conflict

Saturday, March 25th 6 pm

Presented By: Dr. Natasha Bingham

933 Conti St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Saturday, April 1st 6 pm

Irish Cultural Museum

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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Contact us today to discover the untold impact Irish culture had on the city of New Orleans.