Around the Town

There will be an Irish Community Mass for the victims of the Donegal tragedy in solidarity with the people of Creeslough, Ireland on Tues 10/11 7pm at St Brendan's Church in Dorchester. All are welcome. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.
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 ( – The Irish American... Read more
Following is a sampling of this month’s Irish/Celtic music-related events in, or slightly beyond, Greater Boston. Over the years, there have surely been periods of time when local Irish/Celtic music fans felt like they may as well quit their jobs and... Read more
All are welcome to attend the annual Memorial Mass this Sunday, 10/9 at 1 pm on the anniversary of the loss of the emigrant ship, the Brig St. John, off the coast of Cohasset in 1849. Following the Mass, there will be a brief speaking program, light... Read more
    The Background Departing from my home in Milltown, Co. Galway, I travelled to Shannon in March 2001 and made my way to Boston for what I thought would be a short enough adventure for around six months. After a series of extensions, I found myself in... Read more
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
Q. I saw in the news that the Biden administration proposed a new regulation about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What happened, and what does it mean for DACA holders as well as people interested in obtaining DACA? A. On Aug.... Read more
Irish Ambassador to the US Daniel Mulhall completed his five year mission on Aug 10 and retired from Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs after a 44-year  diplomatic career. The following are excerpts from his farewell statement: “I arrived in... Read more
It is quite depressing, not to mention repetitious, to discuss the staggering rate of inflation in Ireland in this space.  But as I sat down to write, Newstalk radio host Kieran Cuddihy posited that the big question for many people these days, as colder... Read more
The Autumn/Fall 2022 edition of Boston Irish Magazine is now off the press and in the mail to our paid subscribers. You can find the printed edition in circulation at Irish venues and a limited number of stores throughout the Boston neighborhoods. ... Read more
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
9/12/22 1 PM ++ BOSTON IRISH HAS CONFIRMED THE PLANNED TRIP TO IRELAND BY LABOR SECRETARY MARTY WALSH HAS BEEN POSTPONED.++ US Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh to mark centenary of Seanad Éireann in first official visit to Ireland  US Secretary of Labor,... Read more
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate hosts Sept. events on "Working Across the Aisle" and "Balancing Powers" honoring 60th Anniversary of the Senator's first inaugurationPanel discussions, free and open to the public, build on he Kennedy... Read more
The Boston College Center for Irish Programs will co-host the American launch of “REDRESS: Ireland’s Institutions and Transitional Justice,” a book of essays based on a 2018 Boston College conference examining the controversy over the Magdalene Laundries... Read more
The University of Limerick (UL) and The Irish Cultural Centre (ICC), Canton, Boston are delighted to continue their partnership by giving the Boston community the opportunity to learn about traditional Irish music and dance during a special visit from the... Read more
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
About this event First, Seán Whelan of RTÉ had a front row seat for the fallout from the United Kingdom’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union and the tumultuous tenure of Boris Johnson as prime minister. And then, he arrived in the United States and... Read more
By Sean Smith A look at some upcoming Irish/Celtic-related music events. All subject to change pending possible Covid-related developments. • The Burren Backroom series is justifiably celebrated for its traditional music offerings, but organizer Brian O’... Read more
Boston Irsh Consulate Book Club will gather on July 26 - Summer Book Club Tickets, Tue 26 Jul 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite To celebrate Pride all summer long, we are delighted to share that our Boston Book Club will be reading Days Without End by Sebastian... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre in Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood will relocate the first of next month to a new, expanded office space at the rear of 540 Gallivan Blvd. The facility will be accessed on the building’s ground floor, on the Minot Street... Read more