Around the Town

By Greg O’Brien Special to the BIR Winnie Henry, a single mother of seven, the widow of the late Irish singer Noel Henry, has adopted a country of young children with the help of her many friends. Co-founder with Pat “Doc” Walsh of Irish Hearts For... Read more
By R. J. Donovan Special to The BIR The lobby of The Colonial Theatre is a sea of faces. It’s Opening Night for the musical “Hair,” and anticipation is in the air. As people crowd the box office to pick up their tickets, a smartly dressed young woman... Read more
Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762... Read more
Culture Ireland Sponsors Events At ArtsEmerson’s Irish Festival By R. J. Donovan Special to The BIR ArtsEmerson’s highly anticipated Irish Festival kicks into full swing this month with an eclectic program of plays, readings, discussions, and films (see... Read more
Due to the inclement weather, The Shamrock Club has been rescheduled for Thursday February 10, 2011 at Noon. The ICC Volunteer Club Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday February 10th, 2011 at 6:30pm. Light snacks will be provided and there are many... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre of Canton will host author Kyle Darcy, in a reading and book signing on Sunday December 5, 2010 at 1 PM. Under Current Conditions, Darcy’s debut novel, is based on actual events and not only illustrates the benefits of a keen... Read more
This week at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton:Tony Kenny's Christmas in Ireland Show Wednesday, Dec 1 & Thursday, Dec 2, starring Tony Kenny, Comedian Joe Cuddy, multi talented Irish colleen Victoria Kenny and the Dublin City Dancers and Singers... Read more
Crotty artLooking back on his two decades in the Boston area, Irish artist Vincent Crotty gives thanks to John and Maureen Connolly, owners of the Aisling Gallery in Hingham, who encouraged his painting career right from the start. To read the full story... Read more
The late Lawrence MA Hibernian leader David R. Burke will be memorialized with the dedication of a bronze plaque in his memory at the An Gorta Mor Memorial in Lawrence’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Sun., Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. Former Ambassador to the... Read more
Denise Miller, proprietor of the Claddagh Connection in Bristol RI is hosting a “Once in a lifetime event- three Irish merchants are coming” to Bristol for one day to show their wares. On Sunday, Oct 31 from noon to 5 pm, Miller will host three Irish... Read more
"Easter 1916: The Heart of the Irish Revolution," a lecture by Professor William Matthews. A fascinating lecture of historical events in Dublin and tells the stories of the events that follow. Lecture begins at 8pm, pub is open before for food and drinks... Read more
June 11-13 – Worcester Irish Music Festival, Hibernian Cultural Centre & Fiddlers’ Green, 19 Temple Street, Worcester. worcesteririshmusicfestival.com. June 14 – JFK Forum: Time Magazine, Henry Luce and the American Century. John F. Kennedy... Read more
Rev. Daniel J. Finn, pastor extraordinaire of St. Mark’s Parish in Dorchester and a persistent advocate for immigrant rights and causes, especially Irish affairs, is now in the real estate business. Four score and seven years after it was founded, his... Read more
To hear Colin Donnell tell it, his family hasn't ever actually researched its roots in Ireland and Scotland. He says his Irish credentials are more physical. "Look at me: Black hair. Blue eyes. It's only been a matter of just how Irish we are," Donnell... Read more
Well-known on the local theater scene, Alice Duffy sure took her time to make her Broadway debut. The 83-year-old is just wrapping up her run in Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” at the American Airlines Theater in Boston. The child of performers, Duffy is... Read more
Tanya McRae simply describes the best title for her work in television production as "I do it all." And as anyone who works with her can attest, that's an accurate description.  Originally from New York City, but we won't hold that against her, McRae went... Read more
If you've been in Boston for more than a few minutes, you've probably heard Joan Quinn Eastman's voice, and most likely seen her at a social event or even in a movie. The multi-media maven has been involved in Boston's emerging film and television... Read more
With his iPhone in hand, veteran Boston casting director Kevin Fennessy is working his extensive contacts lists to find people willing to work for little money -- very little -- on a low-budget indie movie called "Slip & Fall," which is filming in the... Read more

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