Around the Town

Seated in the front row are Fr. Michael Finneran, Patty Kenny, and Fr. Peter Nolan who are surrounded by other members of the group. On their nine-day Crystal Travel tour of Ireland, the group visited Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Galway, Clare, Mayo... Read more
The 15-acre stretch along the banks of the Neponset River has long ridden the razor’s edge of becoming a dumping place for hazardous waste, home to gas tanks, a docking site for natural gas tankers, or adjacent to a proposed site of a stadium for the then... Read more
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) is hosting a unique exhibition throughout the summer, the likes of which we will not see again for a long time. It is entitled “The Irish Atlantic - A Story of Famine, Migration and Opportunity” and it presents a... Read more
Attorney William F. Kennedy of Dorchester received the Catholic Charities 2017 Justice and Compassion Award last week for his inspirational leadership and solidarity with the most at-risk and underserved members of the Greater Boston community. Kennedy... Read more
Wolfe TonesFolk legends The Wolfe Tones and renowned Irish tenor John McDermott return to the annual Irish Fest Boston, which takes place June 3 and 4 at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton. Other acts to appear at the festival include the... Read more
Attendees at the 24th annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards last month received a huge surprise in the form of a bona fide political superstar: former Vice President Joe Biden. Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, the ceremony... Read more
Delta Air Lines hosted an inaugural flight of its new Boston/Dublin daily non-stop service on Thursday, May 25. Festivities included Irish cupcakes, Irish music and a ribbon cutting ceremony. The daily service continues through the fall, with passengers... Read more
Daniel O'Donnell will be thrilling Boston fans on Tuesday, May 16 at the Shubert Theatre. Tickets and additional information for his show can be found at the Boch Center Box Office, bochcenter.org, or by calling (866) 348-9738. Commenting on the tour... Read more
• Among other Irish/Celtic events of note this month, the Burren Backroom series will present a double-duo show on May 3: Matt and Shannon Heaton, with their flute/whistle-guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and richly harmonized songs, grounded in Irish... Read more
Immigrants are the underpinning of entire sectors of the region’s economy and have been the driving force behind Boston’s population and workforce growth since 1980. But now policy proposals from the White House threaten to upend entire sectors of the... Read more
It’s called The Industry, a 140-seat lounge and restaurant serving up American comfort food and a large variety of wines and whiskeys, and it’s is on track for a summertime completion in Adams Corner. The eatery will replace Sonny’s, the longtime... Read more
More than 100 people gathered in Peabody Square on Saturday, April 15 to mark One Boston Day and share a moment of silence with the Richard family, whose 8-year-old son Martin lost his life during the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon four years ago.... Read more
The first-ever Boston gala devoted exclusively to a celebration of Gaelic Games players was a smashing success last month as a sell-out crowd packed the State Room overlooking the city’s harbor to dine and drink with an all-star line-up of GAA stars past... Read more
The New Bedford Whaling Museum continues its popular “Famine, Friends & Fenians Lecture Series” on April 20, welcoming Philip Conway, an Olympian and father of the Irish Throwing Revival, who will present his lecture, “Irish Whales – A Favorable Term... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh hosted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny during an offical visit to Boston on March 13. Mayor’s Office Photo by Jeremiah RobinsonBefore his meeting with President Donald Trump in Washington later in the week of March 13, the head of... Read more
The Tannahill Weavers, along with Massachusetts duo Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, will mark the return of the notloB Music series this month in its new location in Harvard.The next several weeks’ worth of Irish/Celtic events in Greater Boston (and slightly... Read more
Kevin Barry, the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies for this semester at Boston College, is one of Ireland’s more highly regarded fiction writers to emerge this century. The author of two novels, “Beatlebone” and “City of Bohane,” and two story... Read more
The Irish American Partnership used the occasion of a visit to Boston by Kerry Co. Mayor Michael O’Shea last month for a roundtable discussion about economic growth in the west of Ireland to announce Partnership grants to five Kerry schools. O’Shea and... Read more
A team of 100 runners affiliated with the Martin Richard Foundation are training hard for this month’s BAA Boston Marathon, set for April 17. The foundation’s team— affectionately known as Team MR8— includes 18 Dorchester residents who are all raising... Read more
Father Dan Finn, a faith and community leader, especially among the Irish, in Dorchester since 1980, left his longtime post as pastor of St. Mark’s parish two years ago, but he didn’t go very far. After a bit of rest and travel, the native of Kanturk, Co... Read more

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