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BY BILL FORRY EDITOR Dorchester native Lawrence O’Donnell’s philanthropic efforts to supply desks and chairs to young students in the African nation of Malawi earned him UNICEF USA’s Children’s Champion Award last month during the organization’s annual... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh returned to Ireland last month for a five-day visit, his second international trip as mayor, during which he received several ceremonial awards and participated in the unveiling of Kilkerrin Rock. The son of parents from Connemara,... Read more
BY SEAN SMITH SPECIAL TO THE BIR Irrepressible, nationally renowned Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm will return to the Boston Irish Festival when the annual event takes place June 2 and 3 at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton. Also... Read more
Oyster Harbors Golf Tournament to benefit MGH’s Durant Fellowship The annual Thomas S. Durant, MD, golf tournament is set for Mon., June 18, at the elegant Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville on the Cape. There’ll be a shotgun start at 1 pm. The tournament... Read more
Oyster Harbors Golf Tournament to benefit MGH’s Durant Fellowship The annual Thomas S. Durant, MD, golf tournament is set for Mon., June 18, at the elegant Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville on the Cape. There’ll be a shotgun start at 1 pm. The tournament... Read more
The 2018 Boston Irish Festival takes place on the first weekend of June.The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton folks have offered this brief summary of the weekend events: Saturday June 2 Pre-festival concert from 3pm to 11pm We will kick off our festival on... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh will leave for Ireland on Thursday, May 10 for a five-day trip, during which he will receive several ceremonial awards and participate in the unveiling of Kilkerrin Rock. The son of Irish immigrants from Connemara, Walsh is expected to... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh will leave for Ireland on Thursday, May 10 for a five-day trip, during which he will receive several ceremonial awards and participate in the unveiling of Kilkerrin Rock. The son of Irish immigrants from Connemara, Walsh is expected to... Read more
A look at Irish/Celtic music-related events in Greater Boston for May: • Winifred Horan, best known for her dynamic fiddling with the currently-on-hiatus Irish American band Solas, brings her newest collaboration to the Burren Backroom series on May 6 for... Read more
A chapel on the grounds of Cedar Grove Cemetery will be the focus this month of a significant restoration project meant to bring the impressive stone edifice back to its former glory. The Gilman chapel— named for the husband-and-wife benefactors who... Read more
Having marked its 25th anniversary year in the fall of 2016, the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies program is in the midst of another landmark semester: The spring 2018 Burns Scholar, Jason Knirck, is the first American to hold the professorship. As... Read more
Brexit and Irish-American co-dependence were among the main talking points at a Global Leadership Symposium hosted by the Boston College Ireland Business Council at the BC Club in downtown Boston last month. Irish Ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall spoke at... Read more
A dozen Irish hospitality officials and leaders of Tourism Ireland’s American bureau kicked-off a three American city roadshow in Boston on April 24 with a presentation to local travel trade and media members at the Four Seasons Hotel. Some 150 invited... Read more
Ireland’s current Consul General, Fionnuala Quinlan, gave birth to her first child, a son born here in Boston on March 29, two weeks after she began her maternity leave. Said Acting Vice Consul Susan Geraghty Krusell in announcing the news: “Caelan Séamus... Read more
Bostonians seeking to fly non-stop next winter from Logan Airport to Shannon in Co. Clare will be out of luck beginning next January, as Aer Lingus has announced it will suspend the direct service over the winter season in 2019. The airline instead will... Read more
by Daniel Sheehan The Irish Pastoral Centre has a new director in William M. Bulger Jr., who last week joined the Dorchester-based organization that focuses on helping immigrants make their way in their new settings. A South Boston native, Bulger is the... Read more
By Daniel Sheehan Reporter Staff The Irish Pastoral Centre has a new director in William M. Bulger Jr., who last week joined the Dorchester-based organization that focuses on helping immigrants make their way in their new settings. A South Boston native,... Read more

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