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Anthony Quigney, “Breath-Taking”; Draíocht (June McCormarck & Michael Rooney), “Tobar an Cheoil” • Apologies for the lack of attribution here, but somebody – somewhere, at some time – once observed that the flute could be considered one of the more... Read more
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A sampling of this month’s Irish/Celtic music-related events in, or slightly beyond, Greater Boston.  Not surprisingly, most performances in and around town this month are holiday-oriented, but there’s at least one that isn’t, strictly speaking: Boston... Read more
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This is a year unlike any other for “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn.” The 2022 edition marks the 20th anniversary of the popular holiday stage production, which features music, dance, and storytelling from Irish, Scottish, other Celtic – and occasionally non-... Read more
Rian Immigrant Center
Q. Where do things stand now? A. On Nov. 8, Massachusetts voted to ensure that all individuals who reside in Massachusetts and are eligible to apply for driver’s license can do so. Over 1.2 million voters demonstrated solidarity with the immigrant... Read more
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Tir Na Theatre is remounting one of its most acclaimed productions.  Artistic Director Colin Hamell has announced the company will present Mark Doherty’s “Trad” from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18 at Boston Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theatre. The cast features... Read more
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The stunning west of Ireland plays a starring role in a new movie, providing the dramatic setting for the darkly comedic story.    The Banshees of Inisherin, from Searchlight Pictures, is the latest film from Academy Award and BAFTA winning director... Read more
Rian Immigrant Center
Eoin McGing, a Letterkenny IT graduate, says that if not for the team at the Rian Immigrant Center, he may not be two months into his J-1 visa in Boston. He attributes Jude Clarke’s, Senior Manager of Learning Exchange Programs at Rian, persistence to why... Read more
Around Town
From US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin: "Delighted to welcome my home state Senator @SenMarkey to the west coast of Ireland today along with @SenatorCardin & @SenWhitehouse. We had a great discussion about the strong ties between Ireland &... Read more
Around Town
*/ Three leading Bostonians of Irish ancestry were honored this week at an October 28 luncheon before an audience of 350 guests at the Seaport Hotel in Boston’s waterfront seaport district.  Legendary Boston College hockey coach Jerry York, developer and... Read more
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Matthew Crosgrave, a recent graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway, has found it easy to “slide into home” both in Boston and in the biotechnology industry as he begins his J-1 year.  Following many years as a chef in Dublin, Matthew... Read more
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    John Cullinane, who founded the Boston Public Library Foundation, the Fund's predecessor, recently published a book entitled, Stories Along the Way.   John is known as one of the fathers of the Massachusetts tech industry. He didn't set out to write a... Read more
Around Town
The Irish American Partnership has supported not only the production of this important work, but  also committed to making Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland available at every secondary  school in Ireland.  Boston, MA, October 12, 2022 (PR.com) –... Read more
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Guitarist/mandolinist Flynn Cohen is taking the old better-late-than-never maxim to heart, and on the road – “late” as in 20 years late. A longtime pillar of Greater Boston’s Irish/Celtic music scene now living in Vermont, Cohen will mark the two-decade... Read more
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Bringing the leading transatlantic educational charity’s year-to-date grant disbursement to $1.2 million, the Partnership celebrates impact at reception in the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence  DUBLIN, Ireland, September 29, 2022 (PR.com) – The Irish American... Read more
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It’s a niggling question familiar to the evenings-and-weekends musician who holds down a so-called “real job” (as if managing a full-time musical career isn’t a real job, but never mind) while performing concerts or participating in jam sessions off-hours... Read more
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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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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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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
Elsewhere
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
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
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
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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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