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One of Ireland’s premier choral groups, the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin (pictured above), will be in Boston a concert hosted by Encore Tours on Wed., July 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Old South Church at 645 Boylston Street. The Christ Church... Read more
Breaking News
“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. So remarked the most famous of Ireland’s emigrant sons on his inauguration as US President in 1961. Today, as Ireland’s Minister of State for the Diaspora, I want to... Read more
Around Town
The Irish Pastoral Centre, based for many years in a building at St. Brendan church, will relocate to new rented space in Adams Village, IPC executive director Peggy Davis Mullen said this week. The move is expected to be completed by August 1. The new... Read more
Around Town
In addition to Summer BCMFest on July 7 this month will see events in the Greater Boston area featuring some prominent Irish/Celtic performers. • One of the co-founders of famed Irish-American band Solas comes to town with his new collaboration, as the... Read more
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EMK Institute marks centennial of Irish rebel’s visit to Boston By Peter F. Stevens BIR Staff One hundred years ago, on June 29, 1919, cheers erupted from at least 40,000 throats at Fenway Park. for a thin, bespectacled man as he strode toward home... Read more
Traveling People
By Judy Enright Special to the BIR Ireland and its many visitors are blessed with an extensive and varied choice of accommodation across the country. Today’s traveler can choose any type of overnight experience from castles and manor houses to B&Bs... Read more
Publisher's Notes
By Ed Forry Over the years, dear reader, I have used this space to ask you the question, “Is this the year to take a trip to Ireland, the home of your ancestors, to discover what you can of your Irish roots?” The upcoming year will mark the 30th... Read more
Arts and entertainment
By Sean Smith Special to the BIR At their worst, band slogans and taglines can be unenlightening or overly hyperbolic: “Changing what you thought you knew about music!” or “Guaranteed to melt faces for generations to come!” But the New England-based... Read more
Arts and entertainment
By Sean Smith Kilfenora Céilí Band, “Both Sides Now” • Talk about longevity: The Kilfenora Céilí Band’s origins date to the dawn of the ceili band era itself, and even before – there are references as far back as 1888 of a fife and drum band in Kilfenora... Read more
Arts and entertainment
By R. J. Donovan Special to the BIR If your summer vacation plans include a trip to New York City this month, you’ve got some great theatrical entertainment choices. “The Ferryman,” playing at the Bernard Jacobs Theater on West 45th Street, just won The... Read more
Breaking News
By Peter F. Stevens BIR Staff Envelope, please. And the winner of this month’s unofficial Irish American Profile in Cowardice is—former White House Counsel Don McGahn. McGahn beat back some serious challenges for the “honor” from the likes of... Read more
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BY BILL BRETT AND CAROL BEGGY BOSTON HARBOR — Some 600 people gathered on a bright Saturday morning of the 2019 Memorial Day weekend to dedicate a permanent marker on Deer Island to those Irish emigrants who some 170 years ago left their island during the... Read more