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By Daniel Sheehan Reporter Staff The Irish Pastoral Centre has a new director in William M. Bulger Jr., who last week joined the Dorchester-based organization that focuses on helping immigrants make their way in their new settings. A South Boston native,... Read more
By Daniel Sheehan Reporter Staff The Irish Pastoral Centre has a new director in William M. Bulger Jr., who last week joined the Dorchester-based organization that focuses on helping immigrants make their way in their new settings. A South Boston native,... Read more
Ireland's Consul General to Boston Fionnuala Quinlan has given birth to her first child, a son born here in Boston on March 29, just two weeks after she began on maternity leave just before St Patrick's Day. "Caelan Séamus Síva Ganti has arrived!,"... Read more
The first full month of spring brings a characteristically bountiful offering of Irish/Celtic music to the Boston area and vicinity: • Making its debut at the Burren Backroom series on April 4 will be the New York City-based fiddle-guitar duo of Dana Lyn... Read more
More than 100 people gathered at St. Teresa’s of Calcutta church hall on Saturday for the 12th annual Dorchester St. Patrick’s Day Brunch. The annual event, hosted by the Brett family, doubles both as a fundraiser for the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry and an... Read more
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement and the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College will host a day-long symposium on April 28. For more than three... Read more
The Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players Association will host their second annual dinner event on Fri., April 6, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. The event seeks to build on the incredibly successful inaugural event last spring that drew a packed... Read more
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston, a chance for Massachusetts public officials to try their hand at stand-up comedy and to get a few jabs in against others, was in a new location... Read more
Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reassured Ireland that it can rely on Germany in Brexit talks as the European Union and Britain struggle to find a way to maintain an open Irish border after the UK leaves the continental organization.... Read more
Boston's and New England's own hometown Irish American journal of news and informed opinion is available each month at news stands and Irish establishments throughout the region. Full copies of each edition are available for download at no cost- see the... Read more
This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, learn the true history of Boston’s Irish community dating from the 17th century by taking a guided tour of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail. Organized by the Boston Irish Tourism Association, the 75 minute tours are led by... Read more
As St. Patrick’s Day 2018 nears, the “wearing of the green” will hold sway in Boston and environs. Still, amid all the genuine or faux pride on display in pubs, along parades, and as part of all other manner of revelry, it’s a sure bet that a great many... Read more
Irish-born Mary “Mother” Jones, one of America’s most famous labor activists, is the subject of a production featuring Tony nominee Maureen Brennan, with a score by Berklee College of Music faculty member Eleanor Aversa, to be presented this month at the... Read more
Interested in researching your Celtic roots? You can do that and so much more when you attend the Celtic Connections Conference 2018 “Pathways to Our Past” on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Marriott in Newton. TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association)... Read more
Friday, March 2: The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton will present a short play about The Legend of St. Brigid’s Cloak at 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to participate in the production. Calling all actors, musicians, artists, and singers to... Read more
The much-debated question of who would take over the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, the South Boston tradition helmed for the past few years by former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, now has a two-fold answer. US Congressman Stephen Lynch and City... Read more
Donal Ryan, Public Reading and Talk When: 02/22/2018 4:30 PM, EST Where: John J. Burns Library & the Center for Irish Programs, Devlin Hall For his Boston College debut, award-winning novelist Donal Ryan will read from a selection of his works. The... Read more
BOSTON – The Éire Society of Boston is pleased to announce the Gold Medal award recipient for 2018, Dorchester native and President and CEO of the New England Council, James T. Brett. The award will be presented at the Gold Medal Dinner and Awards... Read more

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