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The shuttering of historical mainstay pub and restaurant Doyle’s in at Forest Hills was a tough pill for many Bostonians to swallow. The setting for many an election victory party over the past 137 years, Doyle’s had become a beloved part of the Boston... Read more
Breaking News
Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for nine counties as Storm Dennis batters the country. The counties covered by the warning are Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Met Éireann said southwest winds are... Read more
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Short month, big calendar. That’s how it looks for Irish/Celtic-related events in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts for February, with concerts by renowned international performers Altan and Eileen Ivers and emerging acts such as Ye Vagabonds and... Read more
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“A whirlwind of emotion.” That is how Jennifer Ryder describes her experience in the US. Originally from Dublin, Jennifer has spent most of a year in New York City where she has learned a lot more about American culture, American politics, and herself. As... Read more
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DUBLIN — Ireland braced for weeks of political uncertainty after a stunning election in early February early that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Féin — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes. In a surge that... Read more
Traveling People
Just do it! There’s no time like the present and you know you want to!  It’s easy - just hop online - or visit your favorite travel agent - and book a trip to Ireland! You won’t regret it!   How about staying in a B&B on a working farm like Cahergal... Read more
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Friday February  14 • The Irish Social Club hosts Pub night with Dick Travers at 7.00 pm  Saturday February 15  • The Norwood Irish Music club monthly dance at the Knights of    Columbus hall 572 Nichols St. Norwood.  Noel Henry's Band for music.  Sunday... Read more
Breaking News
    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s political parties were scrambling to adjust to a new reality Monday, after an earth-shaking election that saw the left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein win the biggest share of votes.Sinn Fein, the party historically linked to... Read more
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Police in Northern Ireland say they are investigating a potential plot by Irish Republican Army dissidents to blow up a truck crossing the Irish Sea on the day Britain left the European Union last week. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said it had... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat” is currently stirring the emotional pot at the Huntington Theatre. Set in Reading, PA, and based on interviews Nottage conducted with residents there, the play chronicles what happens in the working-class... Read more
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  Well friends, today is one of those New England winter days that chills me to the bone and gets me thinking about a nice cup of Barry’s with a few thick slices of brown bread to go alongside. The thing is, I’ve recently moved away from my beloved... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Two of the most accomplished and revered Irish singers of the past half-century (give or take a few years have added to their discographies in recent months: Andy Irvine, “Old Dog, Long Road Vol. 1” • If you haven’t already been thoroughly impressed,... Read more
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The Charitable Irish Society will host the 283rd Anniversary dinner on Tuesday, March 17 2020 at the Seaport Boston Hotel. This year’s honoree will be Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, of the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Ambassador... Read more
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Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing the charming towns and villages to be found right around the island of Ireland – which make the perfect base for our overseas visitors.Titled "The island of Ireland’s towns and villages", Tourism... Read more
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KILKEEL, Northern Ireland (AP) — When it comes to U.K.-European Union relations, there’s nothing like slapping a fish around. After all, both sides have been contesting who rules their waves practicallysince the United Kingdom became a member in 1973. So... Read more
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DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Getting a new trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union by the end of the year — as the British government claims will happen — would be a feat “nearly without precedent,” the Irish finance minister said Thursday. As the EU... Read more
BIR History
The tragedy of British arrogance towards Catholic Ireland over the past many centuries has never been more thoroughly revealed than in the official government report issued on the “Bloody Sunday” shootings and killings in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Jan.... Read more
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The Consulate General of Ireland-Boston kindly hosted a holiday themed Irish chat night on Dec 6. There was a great turnout, with many familiar faces, as well as many new ones.  It was so much fun, and the space was beautifully decorated for Christmas.... Read more
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Q.  I recently filed an application to adjust my immigration status to legal permanent residence, based on my marriage to a US citizen.  We have not yet heard from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about an interview with them to decide my... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Two-time #1 Billboard Charting artist Tim Janis and Grammy/Emmy nominated artistMáiréad Nesbitt (founding member of the global phenomenon Celtic Woman) return to Public Television in 2020 for the brand new musical special Celtic Heart. Celtic Heart... Read more
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    Westwood native Ashley Smith-Wallace can cite time-honored reasons for her success as a youthful Irish step dancer, and then as a multi-style dancer/choreographer and rising actress and singer – things like hard work, patience, support from family and... Read more
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  The Chieftains are highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. The Chieftains were formed in Ireland in 1962 by Paddy Moloney, the top traditional folk musician in Ireland and around the world.... Read more
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  WGBH Presents A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn returns for our 13th year with six shows in five cities: Cambridge, Rockport, Worcester, Beverly, and for the first time, we're taking our celebrations out west to Northampton, March 11-15 WGBH... Read more
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First cousins, once removed; third cousin, twice removed: This handy chart will help all of us figure out how we're related
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This video is on YouTube- starts an early morning walk on O'Connell Bridge and along the Liffey to Ha'Penny Bridge, and on up through Temple Bar, Christchurch, Dublin Castle, and on through Trinity (College) University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
By James T. Brett Compassionate medical care and end of life considerations are some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families, and society in general. It is a reality that may only intensify against a backdrop of an aging population. In... Read more
BIR History
                                        Deer Island Great Hunger Memorial An Gorta Mór – Ireland’s ‘Great Hunger’ – saw an estimated 1.5 million people die of starvation and disease between 1845 and 1852.  Another 2 million emigrated, and many of them... Read more
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by Ed Forry BIR Publisher Anyone involved in Boston Irish events over the last three decades knew Bill O’Connell. The Dorchester-born podiatrist, one of five children of Irish parents, and his wife Rita (Layden) were beloved volunteers in all things Irish... Read more
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