Around the Town

Shane Caffrey, Vice Counsel General of Ireland in Boston
While Boston has long been a place of refuge and sanctuary for Irish emigrants, it is also a place where the Irish have thrived, prospered, and become an integral part of the fabric of this great city. In times gone by, when the going got tough, this... Read more
 Robert Savage, whose research, teaching, and administrative leadership has bolstered Boston College’s renowned Irish Studies Program for more than two decades, has been named interim director of the program, the University announced earlier this month. A... Read more
The  Consulate General of Ireland in Boston in partnership with theIrish Cultural Centre will celebrate the work of James Joyce on Sunday,June 14th under the tent at the Irish Cultural Centre. 3 course lunch will be served at 1pm ($20.00)  followed by... Read more
Summer BCMFest – the warm-weather counterpart to the annual winter BCMFest (Boston Celtic Music Fest) – will take place in a virtual format on July 5, featuring performances by fiddler Katie McNally; fiddle-harp duo Jenna Moynihan and Màiri Chaimbeul; and... Read more
Local Irish/Celtic band Devri has an annual tradition of raising funds to support Lucy’s Love Bus [], an organization that helps children dealing with cancer through alternative therapies including massage, swimming, horseback riding,... Read more
Women in Science: Forging a Path After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from University College Cork, Co. Kerry native Shauna Corcoran was determined to begin her career as a woman in science. Upon graduation, many of Shauna’s friends... Read more
Q.  I received a green card valid for two years, based on my marriage to a US citizen.  I see that the card is due to expire in a few months.  What do I do now? A.  Your two-year permanent residence (as opposed to green cards good for ten years in other... Read more
=A Chairde, In partnership with the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, Boston's Irish Consulate has announced The Enduring Significance of Irish Poetry & a Tribute to the work of Eavan Boland, a virtual fireside chat and poetry reading with Irish ... Read more
In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the Rian Immigrant Center (formerly known as the Irish International Immigrant Center) is reinventing its Solas Awards Celebration with the safety and well-being of our community as the top priority. “While... Read more
RIAN IMMIGRANT CENTER One State Street, 8th Fl, Boston, MA 02109 Tel. (617) 542-7654- Fax (617) 542-7655 Email: - Website: An organization accredited by the US Department of Justice Q. I mailed my application for... Read more
The Boston Irish community was featured in a 4 part TV series about Boston's Irish in Ireland - here's the link for online viewing of the 4th episode, aired April 23, 2020: Read more
To the people of Boston, The coronavirus is unlike anything we’ve experienced in living memory, and it’s testing our city in a way that it’s never been tested before. It has required a major, all-hands-on-deck response, and it has affected every aspect of... Read more
In this new series journalist Seán Mac an tSíthigh travels to the most Irish of cities in America- Boston at a time when the Irish communities’ position as the most powerful immigrant community in Boston is in doubt. #GaeilBhoston For over 150 years... Read more
The Irish Consulate Boston is urging Irish citizens on US visas to return home. In a tweet today, the office said: "Do you know any Irish citizens in the US on a short-term visa? If so, you should tell them to return home now while flights are still... Read more
Dorchester Utility Service Company Feeney Brothers has donated N95 masks and protective supplies to various medical facilities around the city of Boston, as word comes that hospitals, nursing homes and care facilities are desperately in need of these... Read more
It is now clear that we are at war with the coronavirus. While the people of our state need a range of help and assistance, one action we need to take is clear to me: we need a massive wartime manufacturing mobilization for coronavirus testing kits and... Read more
RIAN IMMIGRANT CENTER UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19March 13, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Rian Immigrant Center is announcing remote work plans, and is suspending most of its in-person operations (clinics, classes... Read more
"The Irish Cultural Centre was thrilled to be able to 'take the ICC out of Canton and into Boston,' and host our first-ever St. Patrick’s celebration in the city Tuesday night, March 10 at the Boston College Club’” said Maudy Dooher, Director of... Read more
Cardinal Seán O'Malley today issued new directives to Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston that ask the community to "call on faith and reason to meet [the] challenge" of COVID-19, which he said should lean on "public authorities and the... Read more