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The Autumn/Fall 2022 edition of Boston Irish Magazine is now off the press and in the mail to our paid subscribers. You can find the printed edition in circulation at Irish venues and a limited number of stores throughout the Boston neighborhoods. ... Read more
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Purchase Individual Tickets | Sponsorships | Donate The Boston Irish Magazine has announced the names of three distinguished persons who have accepted an invitation to be 2022 honorees at the Boston Irish Honors luncheon on Friday, October 28, 2022 at... Read more
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    The Background Departing from my home in Milltown, Co. Galway, I travelled to Shannon in March 2001 and made my way to Boston for what I thought would be a short enough adventure for around six months. After a series of extensions, I found myself in... Read more
Arts and entertainment
By Sean Smith, Boston Irish Contributor “Live in Concert,” The Kilfenora Céilí Band • The Kilfenora Céilí Band has been around since before ceili bands were even a thing: As far back as 1888, it was a fife and drum band that, by about 20 years later, had... Read more
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Q. I saw in the news that the Biden administration proposed a new regulation about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What happened, and what does it mean for DACA holders as well as people interested in obtaining DACA? A. On Aug.... Read more
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When Luke Doyle was presented with the opportunity to complete his third-year placement abroad, he knew he had to take it. Currently a third-year student at the University of Limerick studying International Business, he just finished up his time in Boston... Read more
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The Boston College Center for Irish Programs was co-host, along with  the BC Center for Human Rights and International Justice, in early September to the American launch of “REDRESS: Ireland’s Institutions and Transitional Justice,” a book of essays based... Read more
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Irish Ambassador to the US Daniel Mulhall completed his five year mission on Aug 10 and retired from Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs after a 44-year  diplomatic career. The following are excerpts from his farewell statement: “I arrived in... Read more
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It is quite depressing, not to mention repetitious, to discuss the staggering rate of inflation in Ireland in this space.  But as I sat down to write, Newstalk radio host Kieran Cuddihy posited that the big question for many people these days, as colder... Read more
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Shannon Airport Group and Tourism Ireland have recently launched a $1 million marketing campaign to draw American tourists to the Wild Atlantic Way, with daily, non-stop flights to Shannon Airport. At a recent luncheon at Porto Restaurant in Boston’s... Read more
Arts and entertainment
A sampling of this month’s Irish/Celtic music-related events in, or slightly beyond, Greater Boston. •The Burren Backroom series begins this month with an appearance by The Alt (Nuala Kennedy, John Doyle, and Eamon O’Leary) on Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Click... Read more
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 For Irish musician, singer and composer Nuala Kennedy, life is often analogous to one’s personal library, replete with inspirations, memories, lessons, cautionary tales, and every emotion on the human spectrum – the scale of it sometimes beyond our... Read more
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On an autumn day in Boston, when the blue sky is clear, the sun is warm, and the radiant color of the foliage reflects off the Charles River in a beauty that can take your breath away, superstitious Bostonians know the truth: “We’ll pay for this later.”... Read more
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The Irish American Partnership today announced the  appointment of decorated Irish golfer Leona Maguire as ambassador.  The charitable partnership was born out of a mutual commitment to empowering the next generation of  Irish leaders through education.... Read more
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By R. J. DonovanSpecial To Boston Irish Enda Walsh knows a thing or two about creating a hit musical.   The multi award-winning Irish playwright and director previously spent time in Boston writing the stage adaptation of the musical “Once,” which went on... Read more
News from Boston's Irish Communities
The visitor centre at one of the world’s most extensive Stone Age monuments on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has re-opened after a major facelift.The unique and extensive Céide Fields in northern County Mayo is a Neolithic archaeological site of... Read more
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Who’s bringing the horse to France? Frank McNally tells "A history of Ireland in 100 questions," in this Irish Times column published on Tuesday, July 12
Boston Irish Commentary
By Martin McGovernSpecial to Boston Irish A comment from one of my professors while I was a student at University College Dublin (UCD) in 1978 alerted me to a job opening at The Irish Press, then one of Ireland’s national newspapers. Following up, I... Read more
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Q. What is the status of the Work and Family Mobility Act? What should I know about it?  A. On June 9, 2022, the Massachusetts Senate voted, 32-8 ,to override Gov. Baker’s veto of the Work and Family Mobility Act to create a law that allows state... Read more
Traveling People
      By Judy EnrightSpecial to Boston Irish   When I am asked for advice about traveling around Ireland, I say this: Get out of the car or bus whenever possible! There is so much to see in the cities and countryside once you slow down and let your feet... Read more
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From: The Irish Times, 5/9/22   It’s wild. Northwest Mayo is the most remote place in Ireland. It contains the largest stretch of land uncrossed by a road, as well as the second largest. “There’s something about it,” explains Barry Murphy, whose boutique... Read more
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Located at one of the acclaimed series’ original filming locations at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Game of Thrones Studio Tour takes fans closer to the Seven Kingdoms than ever before.  Guests can step inside the iconic Great Hall at... Read more
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Q.  I’m a US citizen who is engaged to be married to a man from Ireland.  He is there now and we want to live in the US after we’re married.  Can he just come here as a visitor on the 90-day visa waiver, get married, and then apply for a green card?  Or... Read more
Today's News
The Irish Passport Service has rolled out an online passport application system for all applicants - including children and 1st time applicants - applying from the United States.   This service is now live and is available at dfa.ie/passports  
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