When the Hartford Unit of Irish Northern Aid stepped off for the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 14th, its members were carrying on an organizing tradition that dates back over 40 years.
Since 1970, Irish Northern Aid (INA) has been in the forefront supporting the struggle for freedom, justice, and self-determination for all the people of Ireland.
INA is an American-based non-profit organization. We work to bring information to the American public and to advocate for the Irish peace process, a united Ireland, and an Ireland of Equals.
Each year, Hartford’s Irish Northern Aid organizes fundraising events that support the families of Irish political prisoners. Annual events include the commemoration of the 1969 Bloody Sunday attack on civil rights demonstrators; memorial events for Bobby Sands and the other 1981 hunger strikers; marching contingents in the Hartford and New York St. Patrick’s Day parades; speaking engagements; dinner dances; a golf tournament, concerts, and more.
Hartford Unit meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at the Irish American Home in Glastonbury. Join us! n