Around the Town

RIAN IMMIGRANT CENTER UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19March 13, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Rian Immigrant Center is announcing remote work plans, and is suspending most of its in-person operations (clinics, classes... Read more
"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... Read more
Cardinal Seán O'Malley today issued new directives to Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston that ask the community to "call on faith and reason to meet [the] challenge" of COVID-19, which he said should lean on "public authorities and the... Read more
A day after lawmakers and organizers made the decision to cancel Sunday’s South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade ­– and the annual breakfast that precedes it – for the first time in 26 years due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, residents and... Read more
The Irish American Partnership has cancelled its traditional March 17 2020 Breakfast, scheduled for Boston Harbor Hotel. Citing "deep condern for the healtgh an welfare of our members," IAP CEO Mary Sugrue announced the decision of the group's board, "... Read more
6:30 pm on Friday, March 13St Patrick's Cancellations confirmed by the BostonIrish newsoom  Portland, Maine Saint Patrick's Parade scheduled for Sunday, March 15 cancelled Irish Social Club, West Roxbury- St Patrick's Day events March 17 ALL EVENTS ... Read more
  New England Irish Dance groups are invited to compete for a chance to perform on stage at the Boch Center Wang Theatre prior to the April 1 performance of the international Irish dance phenomenon, “Riverdance,” which is back by popular demand in a brand... Read more
Mayor Marty Walsh announced today the city has cancelled Sunday's St. Patrrick's /Evacuation Day Parade. "Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade, scheduled for 3/15/20, is being cancelled," the Mayor said in a tweet late this afernoon. "This decision is being... Read more
Several hudred guests celebrated Irish Heritage by observing an early St. Patrick’s Day with friends and family to benefit Alpha-1 research and programs on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Boston Marriott Newton The evenng featured a traditional corn beef... Read more
A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, March 4 at St. Brendan’s church for Derek Scott, 54, a native of Turner’s Cross,  Co. Cork. Scott died February 27 in a tragic fire in Oxford, Mass.The State Fire Marshal's office said firefighters had recovered him from... Read more
An Gorta Mór – Ireland’s ‘Great Hunger’ – saw an estimated 1.5 million people die of starvation and disease between 1845 and 1852.  Another 2 million emigrated, and many of them perished from the plagues they fled: thousands during Atlantic crossings, and... Read more
One of New England’s most celebrated Irish institutions has a new name and brand that leans heavily on its roots while carving a “pathway” into the future. The Irish International Immigrant Center announced its new name – Rian Immigrant Center – on Feb.... Read more
Sunday      March  1   • The Irish Social club in West Roxbury has Denis Curtin's Band    7-10 pm’• The Sligo Association have their banquet at Florian Hall from 2-8 pm.  For  information and tickets call president Kevin Johnston (617) 908-2050•The Irish... Read more
The highly anticipated St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston is just a few weeks away and state Sen. Nick Collins and his team are readying the event for a familiar venue, the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center. The event, which was held last... Read more
There will be Irish/Celtic music experiences a-plenty here in Greater Boston these next few weeks, as you might guess, highlighted by the annual “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn” production (See separate story in this edition). • The month gets off to... Read more
The Rev. James T. O’Reilly OSA Division 8 Ancient Order of Hibernians has announced the recipients of their 2020 Awards.  The Rev. Christopher J. Casey has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Richard Cardinal Cushing Award and Mark J. Alaimo has... Read more
The shuttering of historical mainstay pub and restaurant Doyle’s in at Forest Hills was a tough pill for many Bostonians to swallow. The setting for many an election victory party over the past 137 years, Doyle’s had become a beloved part of the Boston... Read more
Comedian Jimmy Tingle, a longtime friend of the Irish International Immigrant Center, will donate $10 of every ticket purchased for his 2020 Vision show when you use the code “IIIC.”  Please use this code when booking in person, by phone, or... Read more
Short month, big calendar. That’s how it looks for Irish/Celtic-related events in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts for February, with concerts by renowned international performers Altan and Eileen Ivers and emerging acts such as Ye Vagabonds and... Read more
The Charitable Irish Society will host the 283rd Anniversary dinner on Tuesday, March 17 2020 at the Seaport Boston Hotel. This year’s honoree will be Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, of the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Ambassador... Read more