Some 100 members and guests enjoyed an early evening reception at the Boston College Club, as the Irish Cultural Center toasted 30 years since its founding.
"The Irish Cultural Centre was thrilled to be able to 'take the ICC out of Canton and into Boston,' and host our first-ever St. Patrick’s celebration in the city Tuesday night, March 10 at the Boston College Club’” said Maudy Dooher, Director of Programming & Membership.
"The invitation-only event also marked a momentous occasion in the history of the ICC, as we also celebrated our 30th anniversary of promoting Irish culture and history through traditional Irish music, dance, literature, arts and sports, “ she said Approximately 100 attendees enjoyed performances by acclaimed Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, step dancers from the Harney Dance School, as well as traditional and contemporary music and song by Barry Hynes.
Welcoming and congratulatory remarks were offered by ICC Executive Director Steve Burke and Consul General to Ireland Laoise Moore. The celebration provided an ideal setting for the launch of a more impactful presence by the ICC downtown in the years to come.
"The event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors,” she Dooher said. "A special word of thanks to our presenting sponsor,M. O'Connor Contracting. To our gold and silver sponsors Curtin Home Care, Geraghty & Associates and ATS Equipment we are very thankful."
(Information provided to BostonIrish.com by the Irish Cultural Center.)