Around the Town

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate hosts Sept. events on "Working Across the Aisle" and "Balancing Powers" honoring 60th Anniversary of the Senator's first inaugurationPanel discussions, free and open to the public, build on he Kennedy... Read more
The Boston College Center for Irish Programs will co-host the American launch of “REDRESS: Ireland’s Institutions and Transitional Justice,” a book of essays based on a 2018 Boston College conference examining the controversy over the Magdalene Laundries... Read more
The University of Limerick (UL) and The Irish Cultural Centre (ICC), Canton, Boston are delighted to continue their partnership by giving the Boston community the opportunity to learn about traditional Irish music and dance during a special visit from the... Read more
CORNELIUS MCELENEY OBITUARY McELENEY, Cornelius "Connie" Age 90 of Medford, passed away peacefully, in the company of his family, on August 1st after a short illness. Connie was born in Lagahurry, Isle of Dough, Clonmany, County Donegal, Ireland on... Read more
About this event First, Seán Whelan of RTÉ had a front row seat for the fallout from the United Kingdom’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union and the tumultuous tenure of Boris Johnson as prime minister. And then, he arrived in the United States and... Read more
By Sean Smith A look at some upcoming Irish/Celtic-related music events. All subject to change pending possible Covid-related developments. • The Burren Backroom series is justifiably celebrated for its traditional music offerings, but organizer Brian O’... Read more
Boston Irsh Consulate Book Club will gather on July 26 - Summer Book Club Tickets, Tue 26 Jul 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite To celebrate Pride all summer long, we are delighted to share that our Boston Book Club will be reading Days Without End by Sebastian... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre in Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood will relocate the first of next month to a new, expanded office space at the rear of 540 Gallivan Blvd. The facility will be accessed on the building’s ground floor, on the Minot Street... Read more
The public is invited to a traditional Summer Picnic featuring Jim O’Connor and the Boston Blackthorn Band at Hamel’s Summit View Pavilion 555 Northampton St Holyoke on Sunday August 28, 2022 1p-4p Rain or Shine. The event is sponsored by The Hibernians... Read more
Program Thursday, June 23, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, John & Pat Hume Foundation, and the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston for a conversation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between Senator... Read more
    By Sean Smith, Boston Irish Contributor Subject to change pending COVID-related developments. On June 3 at 8 p.m., Canada’s Enter the Haggis will be at Spire Center in Plymouth. Well into its third decade, “ETH” has brought together a prodigious –... Read more
The IPC today announced that the planned celebration of Fr. Dan Finn’s 50th Anniversary will be rescheduled.  “Out of an abundance of caution, we regret to announce that Fr Dan's 50th Anniversary celebration has been postponed due to the increase in Covid... Read more
Not content to sleep in on Saturday morning after a blockbuster first week run at Boston's Boch Center/Wang Theater, members of the cast of Riverdance took a trip to the Irish Culture Centre in Canton to give young students a masterclass that proved to be... Read more readers Cindy and Ron Harrington were the lucky winners of a BostonIrish Giveaway to the 25th Anniversary engagement of Riverdance. The performance took place Tuesday, May 10 at Boston's Boch Center Wang Theater. Having been delayed for 2... Read more
Note: All events are subject to change pending Covid-related developments. • Seems like their gig has been rescheduled about a dozen times, but finally, finally, the Galway Irish-Americana quartet We Banjo 3 will return to the Boston area this month,... Read more
Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs & Defense Simon Coveney TD will visit Boston on Friday, April 29, and will make two public appearances:•  JFK Library & Museum, 9:15 am Minister Coveney discusses Ireland’s foreign policy, the Irish-US... Read more
 PRIMAVERA By Nuala Ní DhomhnaillTranslated by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith Everything changed when she passed by.I tell you, she would make the grey stones cry for joy.Small birds that had till then been cowedopened their throats and piped up, loudas a... Read more
  Please mark your calendar for Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM for a Mass at St. Theresa of Avila Church in West Roxbury in memory of Fr. John McElroy SJ, founder of Boston College, Brian P. Burns, the principal benefactor of the Burns... Read more