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You might expect Ireland to be quiet now that summer and tourist traffic have fled. But the country is positively hopping. There is no end to the fun and fascinating activities on deck for October – fairs, festivals, Halloween/Samhain happenings, and more... Read more
Around Town
I’m new to Boston. I moved here at the beginning of September from a small town in western Connecticut. I’ve always had familial roots in the area, so I’m somewhat familiar with the city. But I feel a new level of appreciation for the spirit of the town... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Newton native Colin Kadis may look like your average, happy-go-lucky, unassuming college freshman. As his friends will tell you, however, he’s about as serious an Irish musician as there is: Someone who doesn’t just play the notes but who is a dedicated... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Evan O’Brien is a man steeped in history. As creative director of the award-winning Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, he manages the creation and maintenance of all exhibits, programming, tour scripting and special events for the museum. He also... Read more
Around Town
Racing toward history’s cliff With all credit to the late, great Yogi Berra, “it’s like Déjà vu all over again.” As of this moment, the GOP has pulled back from the brink of unleashing a medical catastrophe for anywhere between 20 and 32 million... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
Every county in Ireland has its dedicated followers. For me, the western part of Co. Cork is special. Not only have I spent a great deal of time there, but I can also trace my family roots to Inchigeelagh and Tracton Abbey, both in West Cork. My great-... Read more
Publisher's Notes
It was a ten-day sojourn to Ireland last month, taking the late evening Aer Lingus flight out of Logan on Friday night, just as Labor Day weekend began. The plane arrived at Dublin Airport at 9 on Saturday morning, the first stop on a journey that would... Read more
Around Town
Students at Dorchester’s Boston College High School are taught early on that they should strive to “be an upstander, not a bystander.” Ryan McWade, a senior at the Jesuit school, took that core tenet to heart last month when, acting quickly and boldly, he... Read more
Around Town
Last month, the Maine Irish Gaeltacht DNA project joined up with the Irish Cultural Center of New England (ICCNE) for a workshop focusing on DNA testing and the ways in which it can connect us all with our past and our future. The information they shared... Read more
Around Town
The filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick’s new documentary, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America,” will be screened at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester at a free forum on Tues., Oct. 10. The showing will be followed by a discussion... Read more
Breaking News
The Irish International Immigration Centre has announced the details of our 2017 Solas Awards Gala. As the IIIC’s signature annual fundraising event, the gala honors the many ways immigrants contribute to our society, while supporting the immediate needs... Read more
Breaking News
A beloved public servant, an exemplary Boston Irish family, and one of the city’s most respected journalists will be the honorees at this month’s Boston Irish Honors luncheon, the season’s premier celebration of Irish-American achievement in Massachusetts... Read more
Here and There
Democrats & Trump May Have DACA Agreement – The Democratic leadership in Congress, Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have apparently come to an agreement with President Donald Trump to look to legislation to protect some 800... Read more
Around Town
Join Séamus Connolly, a 10-time All-Ireland fiddle champion and former Sullivan Artist in Residence at Boston College, as he returns to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the acclaimed Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Musichttp://bcalumni.bc.edu/s/... Read more
Story
Mayor garners 62 percent, Jackson 29; turnout is low Incumbent Boston Mayor Martin Walsh scored a landslide, first-round victory in Tuesday’s preliminary election, overwhelming his chief challenger, City Councillor Tito Jackson, by taking 62 percent of... Read more
Around Town
The Irish government has commissioned a report on the various obstacles facing Irish people living in the U.S. who wish to return to live in Ireland. Those attempting a return to the motherland have reported regulation-based difficulties in regards to... Read more
Around Town
The IIIC is excited to announce the details of our 2017 Solas Awards Gala. As the IIIC's signature annual fundraising event, the Gala honors the many ways immigrants contribute to our society, while supporting the immediate needs of those coming to our... Read more