Around the Town

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and President Kennedy’s vision that launched the effort, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host Apollo 11 Lunar Command Module pilot Michael Collins and Blue Origin Founder... Read more
HAPPENINGS JUNE 2019 Listings provided to BIR, courtesy Richard Archer. Sat., June 1 – The Irish Music Club, 410 Quincy Ave., Braintree will conduct its monthly dance. Music by the Andy Healy band from 7-11 pm. Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries.... Read more
A look at some of this month’s Irish/Celtic music-related doings in the area: • The first week of June offers an opportunity to see a dynamic new Celtic band with ties to the Boston area – and to support a good cause – when Fàrsan comes to the Parish... Read more
The Irish Network Boston will partner with the Consulate General of Ireland on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 5- 7 pm, for a special evening celebrating Bloomsday. Scenes from Ulysses will be brought to life by David Gullette, showcasing the wit and frivolity... Read more
The Irish Memorial on Deer Island is ready for this Saturday’s dedication ceremony. The event starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019 and it is free and open to the public. There will be plenty of free parking and refreshments will be served after... Read more
All are cordially invited to join with members of the Boston Irish Community For the blessing & dedication of The Great Hunger Memorial (An Gorta Mór) on Deer Island, Boston Harbor Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 am on Deer Island In memory of the... Read more
BY FRANCIS COSTELLO SPECIAL TO THE BIR To describe Bill O'Donnell as one of a kind is to short-change this estimable man’s life and times. Honorable and decent to the end, he was deeply proud of the America he loved - and whose uniform he wore - and of... Read more
After 170 years, a memorial on Deer Island to the ‘An Gorta Mor’ refugees who perished in quarantine at the edge of Boston to be dedicated on Memorial Day weekend BY PETER F. STEVENS BIR STAFF This month will offer a fitting commemoration of a tragic... Read more
Getting to the Point with Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States Join the Kennedy Institute for breakfast and conversation with Ambassador Mulhall. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8:15 AM Join the Kennedy Institute for breakfast and a... Read more
An iconic Irish venue in Brighton Center that has been the longtime scene of traditional Irish music for four decades will close its doors this month. The Green Briar, located on Washington Street in Brighton Center, will draw its last pint on Monday, May... Read more
A benefit for Irish Children with Disabilities will take place on May 11 from 7-11 p.m. at the Irish Social Club at 119 Park St. in West Roxbury. All proceeds from the event, which is being sponsored by the Knights and Ladies of St. Finbarr (Cork Club),... Read more
BY SEAN SMITH SPECIAL TO THE BIR Appearances by distinguished performers with lengthy and accomplished careers are a staple of Irish/Celtic events in Greater Boston/Eastern Massachusetts, and these next several weeks are no exception. •Kevin Burke, one of... Read more
The bagpipes are getting closer, along with the dulcet tones of the Massachusetts political class, because the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is just a few weeks off. Set for the Flynn Cruiseport in the Seaport District on March 17, State Sen. Nick Collins... Read more