Around the Town

Donal Ryan, Public Reading and Talk When: 02/22/2018 4:30 PM, EST Where: John J. Burns Library & the Center for Irish Programs, Devlin Hall For his Boston College debut, award-winning novelist Donal Ryan will read from a selection of his works. The... Read more
BOSTON – The Éire Society of Boston is pleased to announce the Gold Medal award recipient for 2018, Dorchester native and President and CEO of the New England Council, James T. Brett. The award will be presented at the Gold Medal Dinner and Awards... Read more
The Forbes House Museum in Milton hosted an open house on Saturday, January 27 celebrating its new exhibit on Captain Robert Bennet Forbes’s 1847 humanitarian aid voyage to Ireland during the height of the potato famine. After collecting donations from... Read more
Dionne McGinn believes her fledgling personal training business, Cryothletics, is on the cusp of something huge. The 28 year-old County Tyrone native founded the business just over a year ago. Her young company is still relatively low-profile, but her... Read more
For most of us, thoughts of Santa are a November-December thing. For Bill Connolly, Santa considerations are a yearlong proposition in his role as executive director of the Globe Santa program, which on Christmas Day 2017 concluded its 62nd campaign,... Read more
The newest exhibit at the Forbes House Museum in Milton tells the story of Captain Robert Bennet Forbes’s humanitarian aid mission to Ireland during the height of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. The exhibit, which officially opened on Jan. 27 at an... Read more
Thurs., Feb. 4— The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton will host a Mass at 11 a.m. followed by a full Irish breakfast, a singing seisiun at the pub, and a cross-making activity to celebrate St. Brigid’s day. Sat., Feb. 11 and 25— The Boston Branch of... Read more
There’s progress to report on efforts to establish a memorial to the Irish who fled on “famine ships” in the mid-19th century only to lose their lives in quarantine in Boston Harbor. More than 800 Irish men, women and children died and were buried in... Read more
BY TYLER MCMANUS SPECIAL TO THE BIR Aidan Browne, a partner at the Sullivan & Worcester law firm, is a “go-to” person with vast experience representing US and Irish companies. So when he received a call in 2015 from Fionnuala Quinlan, the Consul... Read more
Boston is often called “the most Irish city in America,” and there’s always plenty to do all across the city to celebrate Irish American culture. The BIR invited the major Irish groups to give us an advance on their events planned for the new year, and... Read more
For nearly a decade, Saint Brendan’s Gaelic Athletics Club in Dorchester has brought the fast-paced fun of Irish sports to the youth of Boston’s neighborhoods. With more than 100 members, the organization keeps busy teaching players the skills and... Read more
The Charitable Irish Society, the oldest Irish society in the Americas, hosted its 19th Silver Key Awards Reception on Dec. 6, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston’s Copley Square. Irish Hearts organizer Winnie Henry, Irish International... Read more
More than 1,000 guests gathered on Thursday, November 16 for The Ireland Fund’s 36th annual Boston Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront. A record-breaking $2.6 million, the largest amount ever achieved at the Boston Gala, was raised to support non-profit... Read more
The Irish International Immigrant Center held its 28th annual Solas Awards Gala on Oct. 12 at the InterContinental Boston. As the IIIC’s signature annual fundraising event, the gala honors the many ways immigrants contribute to our society and supports... Read more
About a minute had passed since Gerard Doherty welcomed me into his office on Franklin Street in Boston, and he had already launched into one of his favorite stories about the Kennedy brothers, one involving Ted Kennedy and a bathtub in central... Read more
The Boston Irish Reporter hosted its eighth annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon on Oct. 26 at the Seaport Hotel. The event drew some 400 guests who helped to honor Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, former state highway commissioner and Boston mayoral... Read more
The AIG Hurling Classic is coming back to Fenway Park, this time in the form of a three-match tournament on Sun., Nov. 19. The event will feature four of Ireland’s top teams, with Galway taking on Dublin in a rematch of the 2015 contest, and Tipperary... Read more
I’m new to Boston. I moved here at the beginning of September from a small town in western Connecticut. I’ve always had familial roots in the area, so I’m somewhat familiar with the city. But I feel a new level of appreciation for the spirit of the town... Read more