ICCNE names interim head

Eamonn McGrath has been named interim Executive
Director of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England,
replacing Vanessa Leite, who resigned her post in
October. “We thank Vanessa for her dedicated hard
work and wish her well in her future career,” ICC
president Tom Gallagher said in a letter announcing
the changes. “A search process is underway for a
permanent replacement.”
Gallagher said McGrath will serve until a permanent
replacement is found. “Eamonn is a long serving
active board member who has held leadership positions
in high technology companies both here and in
Ireland,” he said. “Mr. McGrath will step down from
his current position on the board of directors to lead
the Centre. He is delighted to accept this opportunity
to help the centre’s mission of promoting and organizing
Irish cultural, educational, sporting and social
events. He has a rich understanding of Irish culture
and is passionate about Irish music. Originally from
Co. Cork, Ireland, he has lived in Massachusetts for
the past 15 years. Eamonn looks forward to hearing
from old and new members and discussing ways to
improve the centre.”
TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association)
will host a workshop on creating family scrapbooks
on Sat., Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at 2120 Commonwealth
Ave., Auburndale. At press time, a limited number of
openings remained. Registration and details by email
at recsec1@tiara.ie,
The group will hold its December meeting on the 9th
at 7 p.m. at Fulton Hall, Boston College with a program
entitled “Finding Your Ancestors Who Fought as Union
Soldiers in Civil War.” That talk will feature David
Allen Lambert, a staff member of the New England
Historical and Genealogical Register.