Around the Town

Jean Kennedy Smith, the second youngest, and the last survivor, of the nine children of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, died on June 18 at her home in Manhattan. She was 92. Ms. Smith, a graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, married a... Read more
In the absence of the Pride Parade this year, members of the ‘Irish for Pride’ group still came together on June 13 to celebrate the event virtually as a way to demonstrate their ongoing support and commitment to equality and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+... Read more
Q.  Some friends of mine recently moved to a new school district, and they have been having trouble enrolling their children in the local public elementary school.  Both the parents and the children are legal permanent residents.  Can the school stop the... Read more
As a third-year student in Computer Technologies at Ulster University, Rebekah Richmond took full advantage of the opportunities provided to her on her J-1 visa, completing a software engineering internship in Greater Boston. Growing up in a small village... Read more
Steve Greeley of Scituate, the Boston-based vice president of the Ireland Funds, stepped down from that post effective June 30. “After nearly twelve wonderful years at The Ireland Funds, and with my 68th birthday approaching, it’s time,” he said. “My... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton opened for outdoor dining last month. “Going forward, the center will be open every weekend for dinner, with plans to add Sunday lunch sometime in the very near future,” said Maudy Dooher, Director of... Read more
Despite a worldwide disruption in air travel caused by the pandemic, Boston’s Logan Airport has sustained its role as a “Gateway City” for passengers to and from Ireland. Although Aer Lingus canceled its Shannon route, a reduced schedule of flights to... Read more
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 [lucyslovebus.org], 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: immigration@riancenter.org - Website: riancenter.org 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: https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=6146250817001&title=An%20Pobal%20Inniu... 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

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