About OTIH!

 

Involving Irish Hills area individuals, groups, and organizations in activities that celebrate the beauty of the place, the spirit of its people, and the progression of its history.

OTIH Sign on Eastbound US 12

Our Story

Who are Oh These Irish Hills!?
Geographically, the Irish Hills is an area in the minds of the people who live and work there. There are no formal aspects or boundaries. The area covers four counties and various municipalities. Our adage is “If you think you are in the Irish Hills, then you are”.

 

Bob Kellum’s conceptual idea of a renewed Irish Hills was formed. The Irish Hills used to be a dynamic place and now it is in need of attention. What and how will we resurrect the area?

Bob began to talk with the area’s people and organizations. People were called to attend a meeting and the organization was formed in August 2004.

The organization began thinking of the Irish Hills and agreed that if we could do something to make it more inviting then it would become an area where people would come and bring their children. Thus the Irish Hills spirit would continue to live on.

Thank you Oh These Irish Hills! Board Member John Collins for taking such good care of our signs.

OTIH Sign on Westbound US 12

Bauer Manor

Brick Walker Hotel

Irish Hills Towers

Saint Joseph Church and Shrine

Saint Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church

Walker Tavern

Oh These Irish Hills! involvement was instrumental in listing four area properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo Credits:
Notorious4life – Own Work:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?
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Photo Credits:
Dwight Burdette – Own work: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?
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Oh These Irish Hills! involvement was instrumental in listing four area properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

Walker Tavern

(added 1971 – – #71000404)
Also known as Cambridge State Historical Park
11710 US 12
Cambridge Junction

Brick Walker Hotel

Brick Walker Hotel
(added 2007 – – #07000381)
Also known as Culver’s Hotel; Junction House
11705 US-12
Cambridge Township

Saint Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church

(added 2004 – – #03001550)
11646 Old Monroe Pike, Cambridge Township

Saint Joseph Church and Shrine

(added 2007 – – #07000382)
8742 US-12
Cambridge Township

Irish Hills Towers

(added 2007 – – #07000380)
8433 W US-12,
Cambridge Township

Bauer Manor

Davenport Hotel 
(added 2007 – – #07000383)
Also known as Irish Hills Inn; Bauer Manor
1280 US-12
Franklin Township