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Letter from Wicklow/Larry Donnelly Ireland recognizes Palestine … Karen Read trial from afar The massive gulf in outlook separating the governments of the United States and Ireland on the Middle East has been alluded previously in this space.  The... Read more
Letter from Dublin/Timothy Kirk Catholicism in Ireland: An assessment Back in early 2020, we had tickets to see Christy Dignam, the legendary lead singer of the ‘80s and ‘90s band Aslan, play at the Olympia. Then the pandemic hit, and everything... Read more
A committee planning the 14th annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon – scheduled for Fri., Oct. 25, 2024, at the John F. Kennedy Library on Dorchester’s Columbia Point – has finalized its slate of honorees. Four outstanding people with deep Boston Irish... Read more
Q. I am intending to apply for legal permanent resident status, and I understand that a medical examination is part of the application process. Why is that necessary? Can my primary care provider write a letter that I am in good health?   A. US... Read more
Rachel Gleeson’s foray into the J-1 visa world brought her to the city of Austin, Texas, an up-and-coming tech and business hub where many applicants from Rian are now choosing to venture. Rachel shared with us that her visa experience was smooth, with a... Read more
Save the Date - Invitation to follow.Thursday May 2, 2024, 6pm. The Éire Society of Boston has announced the Gold Medal award recipient for 2024 is Fintan O'Toole. The award will be presented at a Gold Medal  Award Ceremony on Thursday evening, May 2,... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre in Dorchester will kick off its month of March events on Sun., March 3, with an Open House showcasing its recent expansion into additional ground floor space at its Adams Corner offices and meeting rooms, located at 540 Gallivan... Read more
Gerard Francis Burke, 83, of Canton, MA and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died peacefully on Feb. 16, at home, where he was surrounded by his family. Fondly known as “Gerry,” Mr. Burke was the oldest of five children born to the late John P. Burke and Mary (... Read more
Q. I’ve been in a serious relationship with my partner, and we recently got engaged. I am a US citizen and live in the US, but my partner lives abroad and is not a US citizen. What makes sense for us to do? A. If your fiancé resides overseas, and you... Read more
David Badejo began his visa journey in January of 2023 with a bit of a rocky start. He shared with us that initially there was a misconception about the timeline, but with the support of individuals like Jude and Nora at the Rian Immigrant Center, he was... Read more
Since 1901, Boston’s Evacuation Day/St. Patrick’s Day Parade has commemorated and celebrated the significance of the double holiday with a grand march through the streets of South Boston. Each year, the parade steps off on the Sunday closest to March 17th... Read more
Original art for the Boston Irish Magazine by Vincent Crotty.Scene depicts Dorchester heights, at the top of Telegraph Street, South Boston. It was from there that General George Washington forced the withdrawal of nearly 10,000 British troops from Boston... Read more
The County Roscommon Association of Boston has announced plans for its traditional St Patrick’s celebration- on Saturday March 30, 7- 11 pm at the Irish Social Club of Boston, 119 Park St West Roxbury. At the event,  Pat Kelly and Aoife Griffin will be... Read more
  7th President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders, and former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Mary Robinson, United States Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin, and Executive Producer, Playwright, and Award-winning Actor Geraldine Hughes were feted as... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre (“ICC”) of Greater Boston announced several Irish Language events that will take place in the coming weeks, including an Irish language pop-up and Irish Language classes! Starting Wednesday, January 17th, the ICC will begin its... Read more
The public is invited to attend Irish Night in Holyoke at the Log Cabin as the Hibernians of Hampden/Hampshire Counties kick-off the 2024 Irish Cultural Season!   The Gala will feature the four piece Irish-American band of Keohane and Kenneally-“A tour de... Read more
Boston to Dublin and Shannon From $369 r/t including taxesTravel Feb 1 – Mar 31, 2024 From $499 r/t including taxes Travel April 1 – May 31, 2024Book by January 18th at aerlingus.com Restrictions apply. https://www.aerlingus.com/en-us/new-year-europe-sale... Read more
December 18, 2023 – CANTON – Today, the Irish Culture Centre of Greater Boston (ICC) announced that Patrick Faherty, a real estate attorney from Quincy, MA, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. A long-standing supporter of the ICC, Faherty will... Read more
Letter from Dublin /Timothy Kirk Ormond Quay, Dublin – We live off Ormond Quay on Dublin’s Northside and it occurred to me recently that I did not know who this Ormond was. History is written in the place names around Dublin. Just as Boston renamed King... Read more
Letter from Wicklow/Larry Donnelly I previously ventured in this space that public attitudes toward and consequent government policy to combat climate change might represent the single biggest difference in the worldviews of Americans and Europeans.  I... Read more

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