Irish Pastoral Centre heads for new offices in Adams Corner

The Irish Pastoral Centre, based for many years in a building at St. Brendan church, will relocate to new rented space in Adams Village, IPC executive director Peggy Davis Mullen said this week. The move is expected to be completed by August 1.
The new quarters is located on the second floor of a landmark commercial building at the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan, above the Irish Butcher Shop and overlooking the Greenhills Bakery.
The IPC was founded in 1987 by priests at St Mark’s parish with a mission to help the transition to American life for a then-burgeoning wave of young Irish immigrants. The non-profit is funded in part by grants from the Irish government, and relies heavily on its fund raising effiorts.
When she began her job in April, Davis Mullen had said her first task was to find a long term home for the program. “That is a number one issue. I’ve been looking,” she told the Reporter. “This is a former convent, and we’re in the chapel right now. I mean, you can see this is a pretty humble office. We just need space, (to) give the people some dignity and privacy, and we want to expand some of the things we do, whether it’s programs for children, mothers, and toddlers. Dan Finn and the Irish Pastoral Centre deserve to have a home,” she said.