Around the Town

Here's the line-up of performances and other vevents for this weekend's big three day Irish Festival in Canton: Friday - June 8th 6:00 PM Gates open Eirin Og, followed by Gaelic Storm - Emerald Isle Stage Kinsale Food Court, Bars & Grafton Street... Read more
Thomas O’Connor wrote the book(s) on Boston’s Irish, the city’s history By Peter F. Stevens BIR Staff The passing of Professor Thomas H. O’Connor last month marked the passing of a man and historian who was truly one of a kind. O’Connor’s work stood –... Read more
The remarkable Chieftains, now marking their 50th year of bringing traditional Irish music to venues around the world with an extensive tour of Europe and North America, will be performing for the 24th time in Boston when they gather at Symphony Hall on... Read more
A column of news and updates of the Boston Celtic Music Fest (BCMFest), which celebrates the Boston area’s rich heritage of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton music and dance with a grassroots, musician-run winter music festival and other events during the year... Read more
Eamonn McGrath has been named interim Executive Director of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, replacing Vanessa Leite, who resigned her post in October. “We thank Vanessa for her dedicated hard work and wish her well in her future career,” ICC... Read more
By Ed Forry May 12, 2011 When first we heard the word that some brave American military personnel, Navy Seals all, had risked their lives to take out Osama bin Laden, there was a feeling of exhilaration. Here, in early May 2011, almost ten full years... Read more
Degree from Wheelock College; Gold Medal from the Eire Society May 13 will be a banner day in Boston for Mary Robinson, at right, the former president of the Republic of Ireland who has been a strident activist for human rights worldwide since her days... Read more
Five years ago Milton resident and Cambridge Police Lieutenant Pauline Wells teamed up with several friends to host a St. Patrick’s concert to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber cancer Institute. Each year, sold out crowds have come to Milton High... Read more
By Greg O’Brien Special to the BIR Winnie Henry, a single mother of seven, the widow of the late Irish singer Noel Henry, has adopted a country of young children with the help of her many friends. Co-founder with Pat “Doc” Walsh of Irish Hearts For... Read more
By R. J. Donovan Special to The BIR The lobby of The Colonial Theatre is a sea of faces. It’s Opening Night for the musical “Hair,” and anticipation is in the air. As people crowd the box office to pick up their tickets, a smartly dressed young woman... Read more
Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762... Read more
Culture Ireland Sponsors Events At ArtsEmerson’s Irish Festival By R. J. Donovan Special to The BIR ArtsEmerson’s highly anticipated Irish Festival kicks into full swing this month with an eclectic program of plays, readings, discussions, and films (see... Read more
Due to the inclement weather, The Shamrock Club has been rescheduled for Thursday February 10, 2011 at Noon. The ICC Volunteer Club Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday February 10th, 2011 at 6:30pm. Light snacks will be provided and there are many... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre of Canton will host author Kyle Darcy, in a reading and book signing on Sunday December 5, 2010 at 1 PM. Under Current Conditions, Darcy’s debut novel, is based on actual events and not only illustrates the benefits of a keen... Read more
This week at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton: Tony Kenny's Christmas in Ireland Show Wednesday, Dec 1 & Thursday, Dec 2, starring Tony Kenny, Comedian Joe Cuddy, multi talented Irish colleen Victoria Kenny and the Dublin City Dancers and Singers... Read more
Crotty artLooking back on his two decades in the Boston area, Irish artist Vincent Crotty gives thanks to John and Maureen Connolly, owners of the Aisling Gallery in Hingham, who encouraged his painting career right from the start. To read the full story... Read more
The late Lawrence MA Hibernian leader David R. Burke will be memorialized with the dedication of a bronze plaque in his memory at the An Gorta Mor Memorial in Lawrence’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Sun., Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. Former Ambassador to the... Read more
Denise Miller, proprietor of the Claddagh Connection in Bristol RI is hosting a “Once in a lifetime event- three Irish merchants are coming” to Bristol for one day to show their wares. On Sunday, Oct 31 from noon to 5 pm, Miller will host three Irish... Read more
"Easter 1916: The Heart of the Irish Revolution," a lecture by Professor William Matthews. A fascinating lecture of historical events in Dublin and tells the stories of the events that follow. Lecture begins at 8pm, pub is open before for food and drinks... Read more
June 11-13 – Worcester Irish Music Festival, Hibernian Cultural Centre & Fiddlers’ Green, 19 Temple Street, Worcester. June 14 – JFK Forum: Time Magazine, Henry Luce and the American Century. John F. Kennedy... Read more