Since 1970, Irish Northern Aid Committee has been at the forefront in support of the struggle for freedom, justice, and self-determination for all the people of Ireland.
INAC is an American-based non-profit organization. We work to alleviate the suffering of the families of Irish political prisoners. These prisoners are the most extreme victims of the British occupation in Ireland.
In the Hartford area, INAC has brought the message of the struggle for Irish freedom to Connecticut’s people and elected officials. For twenty years, we have played a critical role in helping to mobilize public opinion on behalf of the effort to unite the 32 counties of Ireland and to rid the island of Britain’s colonial presence.
Each year, Hartford’s Irish Northern Aid Committee organizes fundraising events that support the families of Irish political prisoners. Annual events include: commemoration of the Bloody Sunday attack on civil rights demonstrators; memorial event for Bobby Sands and the other hunger strikers who died in 1981; marching contingents in the Hartford and New York St. Patrick’s Day parades; staffing a booth at the Irish Festival; speaking engagements; dinner dance, concerts, and more. In 1998 we hosted the INAC Annual General meeting with special guest speaker Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein.
Hartford meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at the Irish American Home in Glastonbury. Check with us to confirm time and place.