Around the Town

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
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
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
Ireland's Consul General to Boston Fionnuala Quinlan has given birth to her first child, a son born here in Boston on March 29, just two weeks after she began on maternity leave just before St Patrick's Day. "Caelan Séamus Síva Ganti has arrived!,"... Read more
The first full month of spring brings a characteristically bountiful offering of Irish/Celtic music to the Boston area and vicinity: • Making its debut at the Burren Backroom series on April 4 will be the New York City-based fiddle-guitar duo of Dana Lyn... Read more
More than 100 people gathered at St. Teresa’s of Calcutta church hall on Saturday for the 12th annual Dorchester St. Patrick’s Day Brunch. The annual event, hosted by the Brett family, doubles both as a fundraiser for the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry and an... Read more
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement and the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College will host a day-long symposium on April 28. For more than three... Read more
The Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players Association will host their second annual dinner event on Fri., April 6, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. The event seeks to build on the incredibly successful inaugural event last spring that drew a packed... Read more
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston, a chance for Massachusetts public officials to try their hand at stand-up comedy and to get a few jabs in against others, was in a new location... Read more
Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reassured Ireland that it can rely on Germany in Brexit talks as the European Union and Britain struggle to find a way to maintain an open Irish border after the UK leaves the continental organization.... Read more
Boston's and New England's own hometown Irish American journal of news and informed opinion is available each month at news stands and Irish establishments throughout the region. Full copies of each edition are available for download at no cost- see the... Read more

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