Around the Town

  7th President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders, and former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Mary Robinson, United States Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin, and Executive Producer, Playwright, and Award-winning Actor Geraldine Hughes were feted as... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre (“ICC”) of Greater Boston announced several Irish Language events that will take place in the coming weeks, including an Irish language pop-up and Irish Language classes! Starting Wednesday, January 17th, the ICC will begin its... Read more
The public is invited to attend Irish Night in Holyoke at the Log Cabin as the Hibernians of Hampden/Hampshire Counties kick-off the 2024 Irish Cultural Season!   The Gala will feature the four piece Irish-American band of Keohane and Kenneally-“A tour de... Read more
Boston to Dublin and Shannon From $369 r/t including taxesTravel Feb 1 – Mar 31, 2024 From $499 r/t including taxes Travel April 1 – May 31, 2024Book by January 18th at aerlingus.com Restrictions apply. https://www.aerlingus.com/en-us/new-year-europe-sale... Read more
December 18, 2023 – CANTON – Today, the Irish Culture Centre of Greater Boston (ICC) announced that Patrick Faherty, a real estate attorney from Quincy, MA, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. A long-standing supporter of the ICC, Faherty will... Read more
Letter from Dublin /Timothy Kirk Ormond Quay, Dublin – We live off Ormond Quay on Dublin’s Northside and it occurred to me recently that I did not know who this Ormond was. History is written in the place names around Dublin. Just as Boston renamed King... Read more
Letter from Wicklow/Larry Donnelly I previously ventured in this space that public attitudes toward and consequent government policy to combat climate change might represent the single biggest difference in the worldviews of Americans and Europeans.  I... Read more
2024 Nollaig na mBan Women's Leadership Celebration - Boston Friday, January 5, 2024 8:00 AM  9:30 AM Boston Harbor Hotel - Wharf Room (map) Google Calendar  ICS We are delighted to welcome Executive Producer and Award-winning Actor, Geraldine Hughes as... Read more
About Mary McSweeney Cead Mile Failte and welcome to my Ireland. Fate has dealt me a wonderful hand, to be born in Killarney in the Irish way of life and have the ability of artistic expression is a gift which I’m grateful for. I have sketched and painted... Read more
The Eire Society of Boston, in collaboration with the Burns Library at Boston College, cordially invites all to join with them to celebrate Irish musician and composer, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, on Sunday December 3. There will be a screening of a one-hour... Read more
Q. I recently became a US citizen through naturalization and want to obtain a passport to travel. How do I go about acquiring one, and what if I have a family situation back home that requires me to travel on short notice? A. While USCIS gives you a... Read more
Olivia McAleese, a final-year student at Queen's University Belfast majoring in Food Quality, Safety, and Nutrition, embarked on an enriching journey to the Town of Nantucket's Health and Human Services Department for her third-year J-1placement. Her... Read more
More than 300 guests packed the Boston Seaport Hotel’s ballroom last Friday (Oct. 27) for the 13th annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon, which highlights men, women, and families of Irish ancestry  who “embody the best qualities of the Irish.” The event is... Read more
October 16, 2023 – CANTON – This Saturday, October 21st from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Irish Cultural Centre (“ICC”) of Greater Boston will host the highly anticipated 4th Annual Boston Irish Beer Festival.    The event will take place throughout the 46-... Read more
  Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate in literature, passed away in 2013. He is often called the greatest Irish poet since W.B. Yeats. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death, the Charitable Irish Society and the Eire Society of Boston... Read more
Alyssa Franks is a J-1 who spent her year in Boston interning at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors. She came to the states to get a better idea of her career’s direction, and also meet people who could give her guidance on that journey. The J-1 visa... Read more
  The public is cordially invited to attend the Commemoration of the 174th Anniversary of the wreck of the Brig St. John on Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 pm. Begins with a memorial Mass at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Cohasset, MA followed by refreshments... Read more
The Frank and Mary Byrne Memorial Commemoration will take place on September 30, 2023 at 1 pm at Old Saint Mary's Cemetery, 103 Pine Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA.   We will have tents at the commemoration, so you can keep dry if there is light... Read more
Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy invite the public to enjoy an evening of music and song on Saturday, September 30th with internationally acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan.   Ronan Tynan will return to Quincy for another performance on... Read more

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