Baxter Station Depot Cleaning

Tired of the mess under the Baxter Station Depot? Do you walk or ride your bike under the rail road trestle and wish there wasn’t so much debris? Want to make the “entrance” from downtown to Irish Hill look smashing?

The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Mayor’s “Give a Day” initiative, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Brightside, is holding a cleanup on April 20th from 9am until noon. …

We know what you’re thinking … “That’s Thunder day for crying out loud.” Well, yes it is. There will still be plenty of time to join your friends at the Waterfront. We can make it look great, then sit back and enjoy the show, knowing that we did a good job.

Join us and students from SBTS as we clean out brush, pick up trash and make the area as clean as we can. Plenty of trash bags and gloves will be provided. If you have rakes, shovels, brooms and/or loppers, please bring them with you.

Residents and business associates are encouraged to walk to the clean up site. If you are driving, parking is available at Irish Hill Park, Baxter Avenue Baptist Church and at the Bradley Center (entering at the main Home of the Innocents entrance). Street parking not be allowed. If you have any questions, please email us at   If you park at Baxter Ave Baptist Church and arrive between 8:30am and 9:00am, they will give you coffee & donuts as a way to say Thank You for participating. 

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Irish Hill Still Seeing RED This Fall

Weather permitting, this Monday, Apr. 15, Irish Hill Park will be receiving (5) new trees-  (2) Red Oaks, (2) Red Sunset Maples and (1) Commemoration Sugar Maple which will reach 80 ft, 45 ft and 50 ft, respectively, when they reach full maturity. All should be blazing red this fall! Our new tree canopy will not only be beautiful, but will cleanse the air, provide shelter and shade, and reduce the urban heat-island effect.

Many thanks to all involved in this endeavor:

  • Center for Neighborhoods for the hookup
  • Louisville Metro Tree Advisory Commission member & Seneca Gardens Arborist, Michael Hayman for making it happen
  • Brightside for the $1000 grant
  • Green Ridge Farm in E-town for the 3 ½” caliper trees
  • Greenhaven Tree Care for installation
  • Metro Parks for the excavation and advice

Irish Hill has pledged to help care for our new big babies. We plan to get some tree gator bags to keep them watered this summer and will post a watering schedule. If you can be available once a month or so, to help on a watering, it would help so much. Please send your contact info to


Bring your shoes to the Festival

Do you have a pile of old shoes taking up valuable space at your house?  Don’t really know what do to with them?  Turn them into water!

Sound impossible?  It’s not.  With the help of an organization right here in Irish Hill, your old and unwanted shoes can be turned into water. Bring your shoes to the Festival and be part of the transformation.

EDGE Outreach, located at 1500 Arlington Ave at the “edge” of Irish Hill (pun intended), provides affordable clean water in places were the water sources are contaminated and cause illness, spreads disease and leads to death. There are 1.1 BILLION people do not have safe water to drink. EDGE’s system provides a way for clean water using materials that are easy to get on an ongoing basis.  They were instrumental in getting water to survivors and responders of the Haiti Earthquake, and were one of a very select group of organizations selected to help provide ongoing support in Operation Continuing Promise.

The Shoes for Water program has been collecting shoes at various locations around Louisville, including Heine Brothers Coffee, Porter Paints, churches and other businesses.  EDGE takes these shoes and is able to sell them to an exporter that sends some pairs to third-world countries. The funds EDGE receives is used to get water purification systems where clean, healthy water is not available.

Collection bins will be available at the Iris Hill Festival on September 21, 2011.  Representatives from EDGE Outreach will be on hand to show the filter system and answer any questions about what they do.


Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 21,
Baxter Avenue Baptist Church
Sponsored by the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association
Hosted by members of Baxter Avenue Baptist Church

A brief “Annual Meeting” to elect the BOD will be heldduring the Festival.

JOIN your neighbors and friends at the
7th Annual Irish Hill Festival. This year,
Baxter Avenue Baptist Church will be the location.

Laid back, causal atmosphere. Hang out and relax
with folks from around the ‘hood.

ENJOY great music, food and fun while
celebrating our unique neighborhood!

Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share
Hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers and beverages
provided by IHNA and BABC.

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 or call 502.905.4342

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.

2011-2012 Meeting Schedule

Neighborhood Meetings are held every-other month. Most meetings are held at Gilda’s Club Louisville, 633 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY  40204, unless noted.  Special meetings may replace regularly scheduled Neighborhood Meetings, and will be noted by email communications and special notices on our website. Additional special events are also communicated via email and on our website.

  • July 20, 2011 – Gilda’s Club
  • September 2011 – Festival and Annual Meeting, including Board of Director elections (date and location to be announced)
  • November 16, 2011 – Gilda’s Club
  • January 18, 2012 – Gilda’s Club
  • March 17, 2012 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade (meeting held prior to start of parade)
  • May 16, 2012 –Gilda’s Club
  • July 18, 2012 – Gilda’s Club
  • September 2012 – Festival and Annual Meeting (TBA)
  • November 21, 2012 – Gilda’s Club

*IHNA Board of Directors’ meetings are held the first Monday of each month at Gilda’s Club, 6:30 PM.  Everyone is welcomed!

Newsletter Print Sponsor

The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association would like to thank the new print sponsor, Sheehy+Associates.  Sheehy+Associates is a full-service advertising agency that’s been around since 1955.

With a staff of talented people in the agency, each with a passion for ideas, their ideas have played an integral part in Sheehy’s longevity. They love ideas. Ideas have helped build strong relationships with clients and have helped clients build even stronger relationships with their employees, their brand and their consumers.

Sheehy’s work reflects enthusiasm for clients, for their brands, and for the ideas that bring their messages to life. Sheehy+Associates list a number of local, regional and national companies, many of the advertisements and company branding you will recognize.

Thanks again, Sheehy+Associates, for supporting the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association.

Changes are Coming

In order to decrease cost and environmental waste, you will receive a hand-delivered Irish Hill newsletter in the month of August only.

As always, if we have your email address, we will forward you a copy and other information that we send out throughout the year. If you currently do not receive our e-newsletter and updates, please send your email address to and we will be happy to include you!

During the months of March, June, and November, you may stop by one of the following Irish Hill neighborhood businesses and pick up the newsletter*:

•    Baxter Station

•    Red Hot Roasters (Drive-thru)

•    Spring Street Bar and Grill

•    Gary’s on Spring

*All members and persons on the IHNA email list will be emailed a newsletter. Any member of the Irish Hill Neighborhood Association without email access, or if requested in writing by a neighbor, will receive a newsletter delivered to their home address.

THANKS to the Irish Hill establishments above for their support of the neighborhood! Make sure to visit them soon and often!!


Irish Hill and Social Media

The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association is engaging social media.


Thanks to a friendly and socially-tech savvy Irish Hill neighbor, you can follow Irish Hill news, events and current information on Facebook.   The Facebook page has remained dormant for a little over a year, but is taking on new role in IHNA’s ability to get information to the people of Irish Hill.  Plus, YOU can share information and comments with the whole neighborhood.  IHNA looks forward to being your “friend” and linking the neighborhood together!  Login to Facebook, search for “Irish Hill” and you will see our logo. Or better yet, just click this link. Become a member of our group today!

And that’s not all — we have a Twitter account.  You can follow us by finding @IrishHillNA or the hashtag #IHNA