Around the Town

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum offers several  family-oriented activities and programs throughout Presidents’ Day week, including its  signature Presidents’ Day Festival on February 20th featuring presidential storytelling, ... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre of Greater Boston, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Ireland Boston, hosted the inaugural St.Brigid's Day celebrations on Wednesday, February 1 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. The evening event was... Read more
2023 Gold Medal Dinner — celebrating the author and journalist, Kevin Cullen Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 6pm at Seaport Boston Hotel The Eire Society of Boston 2023 Gold Medal Dinner & Award Ceremony Honoring Gold Medal Award Recipient Kevin Cullen,... Read more
The Boston theater community lost one of its best late last month when beloved actress-director Nancy E. Carroll passed on Christmas Eve after a long battle with cancer.  Born in Haverhill in 1952, she moved to Ohio at the age of three when her father... Read more
Q. I am currently a Lawful Permanent Resident, and I am curious to learn more about the process of becoming a US citizen. What do I need to do, and what are the advantages of naturalizing? A. There are a few significant advantages to becoming a US citizen... Read more
Dec 21, 2022 Greetings, As I wrap up my time with Rian, I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this wonderful organization. Over the past decade, immigrant families endured much pain and fear through the Trump era and the pandemic... Read more
 Using surpluses to combat hunger When Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien started FoodCloud in Dublin 10 years ago the pitch was to environmentalism, frugality, and eliminating waste. But in today’s Ireland, with steep cost of living increases and many... Read more
The South Boston-born orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dennis Burke was honored by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID Milton) in October at a fundraising dinner at the JFK Library in Dorchester. The event raised $550,000 for capital projects at the hospital... Read more
Robert M. Mauro of Weston, executive director of the Irish Institute and founding director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College, died on Oct. 31after an extended illness. He was 46. While his work took him all over the world, Dr. Mauro’s... Read more
Jon Cronin is universally described as a calming presence, as generous financially as he is unflappable in temperament and not afraid to “show up” and work in the trenches for the many causes he supports. A Cork man who came to Boston in the late1980s,... Read more
Mary Swanton currently lives in Milton with her husband, Albert. A union carpenter in Boston and a native of Skibbereen in West Cork, he was a member of the world famous Skibbereen Rowing Club. Their oldest son, Seán, 28, served in the United States... Read more
  When she was growing up in Ireland, the first thing Mary Swanton remembered hearing about from American tourists was something called a three-decker. “My Dad was a tour driver and Dad and Mom often had us play our musical instruments for the Americans... Read more
    Herewith a typical day in the golfing life of Jerry York as he continues his dogged, life-long search for a repeatable golf swing: “Hey, guy,” Jerry says to the parking attendant as he pulls into the lot at his Oakley Club golf course in Watertown for... Read more
By Elizabeth Clemente Long before he became the winningest coach in college hockey history, Jerry York was the eighth of ten children growing up in a crowded home in Watertown, where clergy members often wandered through and strangers seeking medical care... Read more
From its origins, this event has been a celebration of our shared Irish heritage with an emphasis on men and women— past and present— who have excelled and inspired us with their personal and professional achievements, generous spirit, wisdom and wit.... Read more
  Now that many families are once again celebrating the holidays together in person, there’s an opportunity to swap stories, meet new arrivals, and share happy memories of those we’ve lost over the years. It might seem morbid to some, but there’s a topic... Read more
  This is a year unlike any other for “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn.” The 2022 edition marks the 20th anniversary of the popular holiday stage production, which features music, dance, and storytelling from Irish, Scottish, other Celtic – and occasionally... Read more
FoodCloud has risen to the occasion to meet growing demand for food throughout Ireland Using surpluses to combat hunger By Seth DanielFor Boston Irish   When Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien started FoodCloud in Dublin 10 years ago the pitch was to... Read more
Q. Where do things stand now? A. On Nov. 8, Massachusetts voted to ensure that all individuals who reside in Massachusetts and are eligible to apply for driver’s license can do so. Over 1.2 million voters demonstrated solidarity with the immigrant... Read more