Irish Fest

40th Milwaukee Irish Fest is August 13-16, 2020

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Emigration Library Hours

Third Wednesday of each month

September 18, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

An extension to 8:00 pm can be arranged. Contact 414-395-0489 or ahead of time to arrange an extension.


Next Program

September 9, 2019
7:00 pm

Using Irish Catholic and Land Records

O'Donoghue's Irish Pub
13225 Watertown Plank Rd.
Elm Grove

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Library Hours

We invite you to explore your Irish origins with us. The Irish Emigration Library is free and open to the public.

Our doors are open on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:00 until 6:00 pm. Extra time can be extended up to 8:00 pm with a previous appointment. Call 414-395-0489 or send an email to to arrange an extension.

The Library is also open by appointment at other times of the month. Appointments are contingent on the availability of our volunteer staff and the ICHC building. (ICHC is closed on Monday and sometimes is unavailable due to large functions.) To arrange an appointment please contact the Irish Emigration Library at 414-395-0489 or

If you have a question if the Library will be open on a Wednesday due to weather conditions or for any other reason, please call the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center at 414-345-8800 for more information.