Around the Town

The Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Institute for the US Senate on Dorchester’s Columbia Point was the setting on Tuesday for a four-hour program that served as a commemorative celebration of the monumental 1998 breakthrough that resulted in relative peace in the... Read more
Eire Society Members We are back!  Back to school Back from Covid Members: Kindly mark your calendars for a few upcoming events. October 8, Sunday: Brig St. John Memorial event, Cohasset (Details soon). October 28, Sunday, 2pm: Padraig O'Malley - ... Read more
Before he left office, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the establishment of a permanent day of awareness for Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC), a rare but aggressive disease. This year, IBC Awareness Day will take place in Massachusetts on Tues., Oct.... Read more
  When Jossie Leon is in her housing unit at the Franklin Field Apartments, she describes the air quality as being so bad it causes her to cough more inside than outside. In the winter months, snow sometimes comes through the windows, a common problem for... Read more
The Fall 2023 edition of BostonIrish Magazine is now online-  follow the link at the right --------->>>> to read it online.  You also may click on this link to download the complete printed edition,
The following message was published on Facebook on Sept. 5, 2023 My Dearest Celtic Sojourn Family, I write with a difficult announcement regarding our live productions of A Celtic Sojourn. As many of you know, I have been battling terminal brain cancer,... Read more
2023 Awardees: John Philip Foley, Leslie MacWeeney, & Denis Moynihan Charitable Irish Society will hold its 22nd Silver Key Awards Reception at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.  The 2023 honorees are Attorney John... Read more
The owners of Greenhills Bakery in Adams Village unveiled a proposal Monday night that would see the demolition of their existing building and the construction of a four-story building with nine housing units above a new bakery on the ground floor. During... Read more
On Saturday, July 29th, the Irish Cultural Centre Young Professionals hosted their 3rd Annual ICC Galway Races Gala under the ICC tent. The event had a vibrant atmosphere and stylish setup, reminiscent of being back in Ballybrit. All the attendees had a... Read more
Claire Gorman, a law graduate from Queen’s University Belfast, wasted no time in getting her J-1 Visa to gain work experience in America, landing a job in Boston a mere three months after her graduation. Reflecting on this quick transition from university... Read more
Q. I submitted an application to USCIS almost a year ago, and I am about to move to a new address. How can I let the agency know? Is setting up mail forwarding with USPS enough? A. Until you become a US citizen, whenever you move, you have an obligation... Read more
Féile an Phobail 3–13 August This is the biggest community arts festival in Ireland. It’s packed with over 300 eclectic events ranging from concerts, lively discussions, comedy and art exhibitions to massive community and sporting events showcasing the... Read more
DUBLIN, JUNE 28, 2023.....The link between Ireland and Massachusetts has been proclaimed as "stronger than ever" on the sixtieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Ireland. Gov. Maura Healey was joined on stage for a special event on... Read more
An emotional Healey addressed the Irish Senate, almost exactly 60 years to the day since President John F. Kennedy did the same. The chair of the Irish Senate, Jerry Buttimer, welcomed the governor and hailed Healey as "a person of firsts," noting her... Read more
  When Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 11 a.m. to Noon   On the 25th anniversary of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial in downtown Boston, representatives of Irish organizations, immigrant groups, local officials and business groups are gathering at the... Read more
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kate Walsh recently announced three key leadership appointments for the Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI). Ronnie Millar, former executive ... Read more
The doors of the Curley Community Center on Columbia Road in South Boston swung open to the public on June 9 for the first time in more than three years, welcoming residents eager to get their first look at the renovated beachfront amenity that has been... Read more
Patrick Radden Keefe, a Dorchester native and the best-selling author of “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland,” was invited to offer remarks at a ceremony at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, on April 2 during an event... Read more
  Cops for Kids with Cancer came to the aid of a seven-year-old Roslindale boy with cancer this spring by presenting the boy’s family with $5,000 and a variety of other gifts. Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox, retired Chief Robert Faherty, retired... Read more