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

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 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 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.

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!!