Join us for our 2022 Annual Meeting & Supper

Join us for our 2022 Annual Meeting & Supper

May 5, 2022

Dear Members,

As shared last month, for the first time since the spring of 2019, we will hold an in-person Annual Meeting, to which all members are cordially invited. Printed announcements were mailed towards the end of last month, and many of you have already signed up to attend. 

Details are shared below, along with a link to our website where you may register for the meeting only, or the meeting plus supper and entertainment, to feature a very special guest, and your fellow Museum member, Kevin T. Doyle, the award-winning Irish step dancer.

Please read on for information about our popular new self-guided walking tour brochures and for membership renewal information for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Finally, if you missed our April 15 e-newsletter, which included an article about last month’s work session at the Barney Street Cemetery, including photos, please check it out HERE.

Looking forward to seeing many of you on the 22nd!

Deanna J. Conheeny

President, Board of Directors

(401) 847-7156-residence

(401)829-0098- mobile

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  • Learn about the Museum’s activities and progress over the last year and plans for the new fiscal year, which began on April 1.
  • Meet your board, our docent-volunteers and other members.
  • Stay for supper and Irish entertainment if your schedule allows.


Reservations Required

by Tuesday, May 17


As April 1 marks the start of the Museum’s new Fiscal Year, many of our members with Annual (vs. Life) Memberships, are due for renewal at this time.

A big “Thank You” to the 100 of you who made renewal payments during April! We have a ways to go, with about 200 outstanding.

The annual fee for an Individual membership remains $20, and a Family/Household membership $30 (applies to all those living at the same address).

You may renew now online by clicking the below orange “Membership” button.

If you prefer to pay by check, please send payable to “MNIH” with “Membership” in the Memo line to us at PO Box 1378, Newport, RI, 02840

If you are unsure of your membership status — before making a payment — please email Ann at or phone her at 401-841-5493 and she’ll get right back to you.



Please do not send payments or other correspondence to our seasonal Thames Street Interpretive Center address.


We are pleased to share that our new self-guided walking tour brochures have been very well received by members and others interested in Newport’s rich and interesting Irish history, and hundreds have already been sold.

Three tours have been developed, each covering a different neighborhood of “Irish Newport,” and each can be walked in approximately an hour to an hour and a half.

For more information, including how to obtain copies of the three brochures, please visit the “Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure” page on our website, by clicking the below button.

Walking Tour Brochures

Museum of Newport Irish History

Established 1996

a 501c3 non-profit organization

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1378, Newport, RI 02840

Interpretive Center:

648 Lower Thames Street, Newport RI 02840

Click Here for Museum Board of Directors Contact Info. and list of deceased board members, fondly remembered.

The MISSION of the Museum of Newport Irish History is to tell the story of the Irish immigrants and their descendants in Newport County and the surrounding area from the Colonial era to the present. It also seeks to preserve artifacts and mementos relating to their experiences and facilitate
research on Irish history and heritage.
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