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A letter to my grandchildren Dear “Magnificent Eleven,” Having lived now almost 80 years, I thought it would be a good time to impart what wisdom I have accumulated in a long, happy, and productive life, the happiness being in no small part attributable... Read more
BCMFest (Boston Celtic Music Fest) will feature renowned fiddlers Liz Carroll from Chicago and Scotland’s Kevin Henderson when it takes place for the 16th year from Jan. 17 to Jan.20. The two will perform at the BCMFest Nightcap concert on Jan. 19, and... Read more
The Irish Consulate will host a “fireside chat” at 5:30 p.m. on Wed., Nov 14, with Dr. William H. Smith, founding executive director of the National Center for Race Amity, and the Irish author Don Mullan, of Hope Initiatives International. The two men... Read more
The Charitable Irish Society presented Silver Key awards to Paul Doyle, an Irish community activist and a volunteer champion of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and other nonprofit organizations, and to Linda Dorcena Forry, a former state senator who is now... Read more
How can Irish diaspora organizations from across New England find some common ground on how they tell the stories that matter to those who cherish their heritage? That was the overriding topic last month (Oct. 13) at a conference sponsored by the... Read more
St. Augustine Chapel and Cemetery in South Boston began a year-long bicentennial celebration with a ceremony and Mass on Sept. 15. The cemetery, dedicated in December 1818, was the first Catholic burial ground in Boston, and the chapel is the oldest... Read more
Here's the front page of this month's Boston Irish Reporter. The issue is now at news stands and Irish venues throughout Greater Boston and points north, south and west, and our hundreds of subscribers receive a hard printed copy delivered to their homes... Read more
So not one of the 11 GOP senators on the Judiciary Committee is “man” enough to question Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has alleged that federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her some 36 years ago. As of this writing, Senators Charles... Read more
Amidst a collection of texts and artifacts from past Irish generations, historians and fans of history gathered at Boston College’s Burns Library on September 20 to celebrate the launch of “The Cambridge History of Ireland,” the first volumes on the... Read more
Some 220 guests attended the gala Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award ceremony on Sept. 14 in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel to celebrate this year’s recipients: the Boston based Homes of Donegal fundraising committee, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley,... Read more
The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union will not result in a “hard border” between the Republic and Northern Ireland, either on land or sea. That was a key part of the message from Karen Bradley, the Noran pressure to eliminate any “back... Read more
On Sun., Nov.18, Fenway Park will once again feature the Irish sport of hurling when four top teams from the Emerald Isle will engage in a day-long tournament featuring Clare, the reigning champion and current holder of the Players Champions Cup; Limerick... Read more
A couple who have spent decades helping Boston kids stay safe and achieve their dreams; a Catholic priest who ministers to the city’s most vulnerable; and a pioneering physician with roots in Dublin will be the honorees at this month’s Boston Irish Honors... Read more
A sampling of Irish/Celtic and related events in Greater Boston for October: • Another busy month for The Burren Backroom series, beginning on Oct. 3 with a CD release concert by local sextet Night Tree. Its uniquely original material is centered on Irish... Read more
Clare will defend its title against three counties, including 2018 All-Ireland Champs Limerick. Cork and Wexford will round out the group competing in the world's "fastest field sport" when it returns to iconic Fenway Park for a third time in four years.... Read more

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