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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 the ballroom, Boston’s Seaport Hotel. They are: • Jon... Read more
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‘Intense thunderstorm activity’ across Ireland as heatwave ends Flooding experienced around country with Castlerea, Co Roscommon one of worst affected areas See IrishTimes story here: https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/2022/08/15/intense-thunderstorm-... 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
Arts and entertainment
Everything subject to change pending possible Covid-related developments. •The Burren Backroom series is justifiably celebrated for its traditional music offerings, but organizer Brian O’Donovan and crew have never been shy about exploring other... Read more
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Already one of the more intriguing and multifaceted live music offerings in the Greater Boston area, the third Rockport Celtic Festival will take place the weekend of August 19-21 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, with an array of events that pull... 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
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Matthew Rooney, a third-year Ulster University student, started the process to obtain his J-1 Graduate Visa with excitement as well as nerves. On the one hand, he knew he wanted to work in the sports industry, as he’s currently working toward his degree... Read more
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CORNELIUS MCELENEY OBITUARY McELENEY, Cornelius "Connie" Age 90 of Medford, passed away peacefully, in the company of his family, on August 1st after a short illness. Connie was born in Lagahurry, Isle of Dough, Clonmany, County Donegal, Ireland on... Read more
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Dermot Byrne and Yvonne Casey, “As We Feel It” • Byrne’s Donegal-influenced accordion playing has been a hallmark of Altan for nigh on three decades now, while Casey is a fine exponent of the Clare fiddle style who has played with the Ceili Bandits as... Read more
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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
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Respected Boston actress, singer, and musician Erica Spyres is a cast member of “Paradise Square,” one of the most ambitious new musicals on Broadway this season. Locally, she has been a long-time favorite, appearing in everything from “Light in the... 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
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
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
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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
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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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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
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  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
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
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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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    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  
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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