Around the Town

The Tannahill Weavers, along with Massachusetts duo Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, will mark the return of the notloB Music series this month in its new location in Harvard.The next several weeks’ worth of Irish/Celtic events in Greater Boston (and slightly... Read more
Kevin Barry, the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies for this semester at Boston College, is one of Ireland’s more highly regarded fiction writers to emerge this century. The author of two novels, “Beatlebone” and “City of Bohane,” and two story... Read more
The Irish American Partnership used the occasion of a visit to Boston by Kerry Co. Mayor Michael O’Shea last month for a roundtable discussion about economic growth in the west of Ireland to announce Partnership grants to five Kerry schools. O’Shea and... Read more
A team of 100 runners affiliated with the Martin Richard Foundation are training hard for this month’s BAA Boston Marathon, set for April 17. The foundation’s team— affectionately known as Team MR8— includes 18 Dorchester residents who are all raising... Read more
Father Dan Finn, a faith and community leader, especially among the Irish, in Dorchester since 1980, left his longtime post as pastor of St. Mark’s parish two years ago, but he didn’t go very far. After a bit of rest and travel, the native of Kanturk, Co... Read more
State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry’s annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast drew some 750 friends of Ireland to the Boston Convention Center on March 19. Among the guests were US Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts... Read more
In the Irish language, the phrase Bualadh Bos is used to express applause. On Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th, the Irish Writers Centre, Poetry Ireland and the Consulate General of Ireland are presenting the first Bualadh Boston Irish Literary... Read more
A scene from In Loco Parentis; a documentary that turns its lens on the Headfirst preparatory school in Kells, Co Meath.On the heels of a small but strong showing for films with an Irish focus at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, a slew of Irish films will... Read more
State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry will host the traditional St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Sun., March 19. The event, which doubles as a political roast and pre-parade celebration of Irish-American culture, will... Read more
The low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. Norwegian Air announced on Feb. 23... Read more
IIIC immigration legal services alert - Irish International Immigrant Center’s immigration attorneys and social workers are available for all Irish immigrants during this time of uncertainty. We are closely following changes in immigration policy. If you... Read more
A Sudanese mother who adopted five orphans from her war-torn country and a veteran of Boston's busing crisis stood alongside US Sen. Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III on Tues., Feb. 21, as they pledged to confront the president's immigration... Read more
March is typically the mother lode for Irish/Celtic music events in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, and this year is no exception. Here’s a look at some of the month’s happenings: • Popular entertainers Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney once again... Read more
The Celtic Connection will host fundraiser to benefit the Alpha-1 Foundation on March 4 at the Boston Marriot-Newton Hotel on March 4. Alpha-1 is a genetic condition that affects the lungs and may cause liver damage in infants, children and adults. It... Read more
 The Irish story of immigration to America started in the second half of the 19th century when Irish peasants fleeing theIn famine were stereotyped as a “sub-class of clannish, bedraggled, no-good drunks who had too many babies.” Working-class Americans... Read more
Hurling Champs: Smiling faces and rugged play dominated the scene at Fenway Park on Nov. 22, 2015 as Galway beat Dublin in an exhibition hurling match under drizzly skies. Photos courtesy of Fenway Sports Group The Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players... Read more
Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s... Read more
Bostonians looking to book flights to Ireland this new year appear to be on the verge of having some new options. Boston has long been a “gateway city” for Aer Lingus, Ireland’s former national airline. For more than a half century the carrier has... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host a year-long celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, who was born in Brookline on May 29, 1917. To commemorate his centennial year, the JFK Library... Read more