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A look at Irish/Celtic events in Greater Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts during this month. All subject to change pending possible Covid-related developments. •The rural roots of Irish traditional music, and its connection to the natural world, are... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Téada, “Coiscéim Coiligh (As the Days Brighten)” • Almost as old as the 21st century, Téada has long been at the forefront of Ireland’s tradition-oriented bands, built around the vibrant, skillful triumvirate of fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, accordionist... Read more
Around Town
The public is invited to a traditional Summer Picnic featuring Jim O’Connor and the Boston Blackthorn Band at Hamel’s Summit View Pavilion 555 Northampton St Holyoke on Sunday August 28, 2022 1p-4p Rain or Shine. The event is sponsored by The Hibernians... Read more
Publisher's Notes
  by Ed Forry, Boston Irish publisher Simon Coveney, TD, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defense was among the first guests at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum when public gatherings were resumed on April 29, participating in a one-hour... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
    “Better an hour early than a minute late,” my Dad used to say.  My principal concern in planning a day trip to Belfast on March 25 was that I arrive at the inaugural in-person event of the John and Pat Hume Foundation on time.  I prefer the train, but... Read more
News from Boston's Irish Communities
  by Tom MulvoyManaging Editor When Claire (McLaughlin) Cronin, the majority leader in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was sworn in as US ambassador to Ireland on January 19 of this year, she told the gathering in the House chamber that her... Read more
Arts and entertainment
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
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
News from Boston's Irish Communities
Seeking to signal its substantial reach into the greater Boston area and promote the connection between its 46-acre campus in Canton and the large Irish and Irish American community in the city of Boston, the Irish Cultural Centre (ICC) has announced a... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Above all, Boston-area Irish music-playing spouses Matt and Shannon Heaton are quite happy to be back performing in person.  After a handful of live events in 2021, the duo’s recent and upcoming schedule by comparison is fairly dotted with in-person gigs... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
  WICKLOW – In the run-up to and following the May 5 Northern Ireland Assembly elections, the word “seismic” was employed repeatedly.  There was some justification for its widespread usage in that, as forecast, Sinn Féin has become the largest party and... Read more
Arts and entertainment
‘Riverdance’ at 27: It’s right for the times,  still larger than life, but perhaps closer to us           Dancers parse message: ‘Unity’ … ‘A journey’ … ‘A love story, too’  Among the many millions of people who watched the original “Riverdance” – the... Read more
Around Town
Not content to sleep in on Saturday morning after a blockbuster first week run at Boston's Boch Center/Wang Theater, members of the cast of Riverdance took a trip to the Irish Culture Centre in Canton to give young students a masterclass that proved to be... Read more
Around Town
    By Sean Smith, Boston Irish Contributor Subject to change pending COVID-related developments. On June 3 at 8 p.m., Canada’s Enter the Haggis will be at Spire Center in Plymouth. Well into its third decade, “ETH” has brought together a prodigious –... 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
Rian Immigrant Center
The Rian Immigrant Center’s Annual Solas Celebration will be an in-person luncheon event on October 6th, and all are invited to attend and sponsor the event. Solas is the Irish word for light, and the Solas Award is presented to inspirational individuals... Read more
Elsewhere
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
Arts and entertainment
It’s like the sonic equivalent of a Ken Burns film: 192 tracks totaling 12-and-a-half hours that cover 5 decades of work, supplemented by liner notes and photos, and full of wonderful stories that support an overarching, broader narrative. “Horse” was the... Read more
Around Town
  Jack Doyle Taylor and Ella Maguire are a couple who met on the first day at University of Limerick in 2019! The University of Limerick students, respectively from Galway and Cork are currently in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 8 month J-1 visa programs,... Read more
BostonIrish feature story
  Three-Time Major Champion and European Ryder Cup Captain Pádraig Harrington announces patronage of the Irish American Partnership   In Harrington’s honor, the Partnership launches a $250,000 investment in an Outdoor Play & Learning program in... 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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    Dublin will be the place to be next year as the city celebrates its literary heroes and marks milestone anniversaries of two of the most seminal works in English literature.   Literary events and celebrations will be taking place all around the globe... Read more
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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  
Around Town
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