2015-08 Summer Newsletter

During this Labor Day weekend, volunteers will be hand delivering the Summer Newsletter.  If you don’t live in the neighborhood and want to see what is happening, you can see or download a copy by clicking  this link:

2015-08 2015 Summer Newsletter.

Here’s is a summary of what you find inside your newsletter.

  • September Neighborhood Meeting featuring guest speaker Cindy Sullivan
  • Call for Board Members
  • Updates to the Website
  • What’s happening on Lexington Rd
  • Current status on the 1201 Payne St. Property
  • News from Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School
  • And how you can become a member of Irish Hill

Have a safe weekend!

2014q1 Newsletter

Here ye, here ye. We have news from On the Hill.  There is a lot of information in here including opportunities for Association members and all residents of Irish Hill to provide input on some new development projects. We are also have information about the Vacant Property Task Force we are putting together.

2014-01 Winter

Click the above link to view our quarterly newsletter as a PDF, or read the individual articles in the previous blog posts.

Vacant Properties—Nuisance or Serious Threat?

Have you noticed any empty or underutilized homes or businesses in Irish Hill? Does it bother you to see property that is not receiving any love despite so much potential? The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association (IHNA) is on a mission to identify threatened properties in the neighborhood and promote their reuse as owned and/or occupied homes and businesses. Threatened properties are defined as underused, empty, abandoned, in disrepair or a public nuisance.


As a first step, we’d like to identify which properties are threatened and why. We hope to continue with developing a website to promote their repair as well as promote Irish Hill as a great place to live and work. We want to feature some great examples of remodels in the area, properties for sale, a blog for neighbors to contribute their remodeling advice, links to resources, etc.


If you know of properties on your block that are abandoned or unoccupied or if you would like to get more involved in the solution, email us at info@irishhillneighbors.org.



Nazarene Youth Day in Irish Hill

Wednesday, July 6 . 10am—2pm . SAVE THE DATE!!!

10 am – 2 pm . Meet in Irish Hill Park


Irish Hill will host a group of volunteers during the Nazarene Youth Conference.  Young adults from all over the nation will gather during the first week of July in Louisville.  During the conference, the participants will go into Louisville neighborhoods and spend a day giving back to the community.  What a beautiful thing!

Thanks to our Metro Councilwoman, Tina Ward-Pugh, Irish Hill is able to benefit from the generosity and civic involvement of these young adults.  45 volunteers will take to the streets of Irish Hill going door-to-door distributing neighborhood information packets.  While walking the neighborhood, the volunteers will also be sprucing up the neighborhood by picking up trash.

Although this is a week day, we invite you to commit some time, even if just for an hour or so, and show these young folks that we care about our neighborhood! Lunch will be provided! To volunteer, please register by contacting Chandler at info@irishhillneighbors.org or call 502.905.4342

First Friday Trolley Hop is Coming Your Way!

On Friday, August 5th, the neighbors of Irish Hill will meet and collectively walk down to the First Friday Trolley Hop on Market Street and spread our neighborhood cheer!

  • 5:30 PM – Meet in front of Baxter Station
  • 6:00 PM – Walk to Market Street

Irish Hill is such a convenient neighborhood.  You can go out your front door and walk to some of the best local restaurants and community events in adjacent neighborhoods while never spending a dime on gas!  One of the great reasons to live in Irish Hill!!  So, come meet your neighbors, enjoy a leisurely walk down to the Market Street activities and have FUN!

We look forward to our FIRST neighborly, neighborhood adventure!

Become INVOLVED – Sign up for a Neighborhood Committee

The following committees need YOU!!!

Irish Hill Festival

  • Organize activities
  • Solicit vendors
  • Select entertainment

Neighborhood Network

  • Organize annual membership drive
  • Form relationships with neighborhood businesses
  • Design “Welcome Packs” for new neighbors
  • Develop social media network
  • Improve communication with neighbors

Clean-up and Parks

  • Organize quarterly park clean-ups
  • Participate in meetings with Metro Parks
  • Develop beautification projects

If you are interested in any of the committees listed above, please email info@irishhillneighbors.org or call, 502.905.4342



July Neighborhood Meeting

Wednesday . July 20, 2011 . 6:30pm . Gilda’s Club

Irish Hill Walkability Assessment

During the July neighborhood meeting, IHNA will host an Irish Hill neighborhood “Walkability Assessment.”  It has been over 10 years since the Santo-Uhl expedition canvassed the neighborhood to access sidewalks, lighting, curbs, buffers, TARC stops and the general the safe walkability of the Irish Hill neighborhood.

How the Walkability Assessment will be conducted:

  • Meet at Gilda’s Club for a brief presentation including what to look for and how to rate the assessment during the walk.
  • Divide into groups and assign sections of the neighborhood to be assessed.
  • Return forms to the Spring Street Bar and Grill.
  • Fill out individual post-assessment sheet.
  • ENJOY delicious FREE appetizers with your neighbors!

The information from the Walkability Assessment will be recorded and mapped out for future use by the neighborhood.  This assessment tool provides the necessary information to make improvements in the  neighborhood.  A report is then presented to Metro District 9 Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh and various agencies to proactively better our neighborhood.

RSVP to info@irishhillneighbors.org or call, 502.905.4342, if you know you will be attending.  This will help us to set up the routes prior to the meeting

Irish Hill – Walking for a better neighborhood!


Accepting BOD Nominations, Membership and Renewal Applications

Membership and renewal applications are due by July 31, 2011.

Join the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association TODAY!

Support your neighborhood by becoming a member or renewing your membership dues to the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association.  Your $5 membership helps support the Irish Hill newsletters, the neighborhood festival, clean-ups throughout the year and various beautification projects around the neighborhood.

Download the2012 Membership Application by clicking on the link. Mail or drop off your dues: IHNA, 1305 Lexington Rd, Louisville KY 40204

*Dues must be received or postmarked by July 31, 2011 to be eligible to vote on the Board of Directors at the annual meeting in September or be nominated to the board for the 2011 – 2012 year.