Around the Town

Hurling Champs: Smiling faces and rugged play dominated the scene at Fenway Park on Nov. 22, 2015 as Galway beat Dublin in an exhibition hurling match under drizzly skies. Photos courtesy of Fenway Sports Group The Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players... Read more
Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s... Read more
Bostonians looking to book flights to Ireland this new year appear to be on the verge of having some new options. Boston has long been a “gateway city” for Aer Lingus, Ireland’s former national airline. For more than a half century the carrier has... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host a year-long celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, who was born in Brookline on May 29, 1917. To commemorate his centennial year, the JFK Library... Read more
Participants in the First Annual Benefit Dance for Haiti had a grand time at the Marriott Boston Quincy Hotel in May 2010, where they raised funds for the Friends of Orphans group to share with young victims of the devastating earthquake. Gala... Read more
It would have been impossible to run a 19th-century urban home without domestic servants, and in Boston that usually included Irish women who found work as cooks and maids in houses belonging to wealthy families on Beacon Hill. There are many factors to... Read more
Jay Hooley, Chuck Clough, Margot Connell, Jack Connors, The American Ireland Fund New England Director Steve Greeley.Some 1,000 guests gathered for The American Ireland Fund’s 35th Annual Boston Dinner Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront on Nov. 17.... Read more
Some 400 family members, friends, and political and community leaders assembled last Saturday morning in South Boston as the city officially re-dedicated the Marine Industrial Park on the waterfront in honor of former Boston mayor and ambassador to the... Read more
Charitable Irish Society President Christopher A. Duggan and honorees Gerard Doherty, Sr. Maryadele Robinson and William Higgins. Steve Allen photoThe Charitable Irish Society presented Silver Key Awards to Gerard and Marilyn Doherty of Charlestown,... Read more
An archival photo of of a Magdalene Laundries setting. The Irish Pastoral Centre, located at St. Brendan Parish in Dorchester, is offering its services in connection with the Irish government’s reconciliation process in the matter of the Magdalene... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre, located at St. Brendan Parish in Dorchester, is offering its services in connection with the Irish government’s reconciliation process in the matter of the Magdalene Laundries scandal. The laundries - often described as “prisons... Read more
HONORING THEIR SGT. DETECTIVE The extended family of the late Sgt. Det. Richard Clancy gathered in front of a new memorial wall inside the Boston Police Department’s Area C-11 stationhouse on Gibson Street at a ceremony on Sept. 17 where the police held a... Read more
October will be busy for The Burren Backroom series, with six events scheduled, including performances by John Doyle, Celtic Fiddle Festival and Boston-area native Katie McNally. Other Irish/Celtic happenings this month include appearances by former... Read more
A new student placement initiative, providing J-1 work visas and support for 40 third-year students seeking quality, relevant, one-year paid internships in the United States was launched last month at Belfast City Hall. ' The program is the result of a... Read more
Mary WalshThe Irish Pastoral Centre will honor Mary Walsh at its annual fundraising banquet on Sat., Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Florian Hall in Dorchester. The event will include live music and dancing with a performance by the group Devri. Tickets and... Read more
The sixth Dorchester Irish Heritage Festival, a Columbus Day Weekend fixture and the very model of a neighborhood event, will take place on Sun., Oct. 9, at the crossroads of Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street) and the John McKeon Post AmVets 146 (4 Hilltop... Read more
A panel moderated by Kevin Cullen (left) of the Boston Globe discussed Irish identity 100 years after the Easter Rising on Tuesday at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate in Dorchester. A discussion about the cultural identity of the Irish... Read more
A former United States senator, the region’s newest Irish American CEO and his wife, and a pioneering Boston Irish family will be the honorees at this month’s Boston Irish Honors luncheon, the season’s premier celebration of Irish-American achievement in... Read more
The Dropkick Murphys will host an Irish Festival at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Guilford, NH, on Sat., Sept. 17. The event will feature two stages of music with James Fearnley of The Pogues, Blood or Whiskey from Dublin, Old Brigade and more.... Read more