Around the Town

On Thursday March 31 the Gaelic Roots Series at Boston College invites you to an in-person presentation and performance, "Remembering Seán Ó Riada (1931-1971) and Ceoltóirí Chualann." Peadar Ó Riada's talk will be followed by music performed by: Peadar Ó... Read more
Rian Immigrant Center is delighted to share our 2021 Year in Review with you. Full of impactful stories, program successes, and numbers, we hope you enjoy reading it! Join our mailing list to receive regular updates and event invitations from our Center... Read more
On Saint Patrick’s Day, Rian Immigrant Center partnered with the Brookline Booksmith for a free virtual music and poetry celebration! The Irish poet and playwright Damian Gorman gave a live reading from his acclaimed selected poems and memoir "As If I... Read more
  Jack Doyle Taylor and Ella Maguire are a couple who met on the first day at University of Limerick in 2019! The University of Limerick students, respectively from Galway and Cork are currently in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 8 month J-1 visa programs,... Read more
By Gintautas Dumcius The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, an annual political tradition that features elected officials and candidates trading light-hearted barbs in South Boston, is set to return this March as a live and in-person event. State Sen. Nick... Read more
  The Boston College Irish Studies program will mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”—a tragic milestone in the decades-long Northern Irish conflict known as “The Troubles”—with a symposium on Feb. 18 (4 p.m., Devlin Hall) and Feb. 19 (9 a.m.,... Read more
In an email message to received Feb 1, Millar said he plans to step down from his role as Exec Diector of Rian (formerly Irish Immigration Center), saying "Rian needs a new leader to take our work forward." The text of his message reads in... Read more
Four Characters from Ulysses: A Centenary Celebration On February 2nd, the day after St Brigid’s Day and the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s celebrated ground-breaking novel Ulysses... Read more received this note from Dearbhla Kelly, MD,a Nephrogist at Boston's Mass General Hospital: "I'm an Irish doctor at MGH and I'm running the Boston marathon this year for the paediatric cancer program here! I was wondering if it would be... Read more
  By Sam DoranState House News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 19, 2022.....As she prepares to trade the Massachusetts House for the U.S. Embassy in Ireland, and suburban Easton for a grand mansion set on hundreds of acres in Dublin, former Rep. Claire... Read more
House Majority Leader Claire Cronin took her oath of office as U.S. ambassador to Ireland inside the House Chamber at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday morning, Jan 19. The Easton Democrat has been on deck to depart Beacon Hill for Dublin after... Read more
by Ed Forry Roughly 200 people gathered in chilly weather late Sunday afternoon (Jan. 16) at a candle-lit prayer vigil for a young teacher who was murdered last week near her hometown in Ireland.  Ashling Murphy, 23, was assaulted and killed while out for... Read more
Breaking- Jan 10, 2022 240 pm The IPC made this announcement today: Due to close contact within our staff,  the IPC is closed to the public until  Thursday January 14th.  Please call us at 617 265 5300  or email for assistance... Read more
The U.S. Senate on Saturday, Dec 18  confirmed Rep. Claire Cronin of Easton as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.  The voice vote approval clears the way for Cronin to leave the House, where she serves as majority leader in Speaker Ron Mariano's leadership team... Read more
Charitable Irish Society of Boston, The Oldest Irish Society in the Americas, Founded in 1737Once again this year, the Silver Key Reception will not take place in person because of the COVID-19 crisis, but the needs of immigrants who seek our help have... Read more
The Learning Exchange Department is excited to announce that the program has begun processing applications for the J-1 Irish Work & Travel visa! The program was paused due to Covid travel restrictions.  The US Travel ban has now been lifted and the... Read more
There's big news today: A Christmas Celtic Sojourn will return as a live, in-person concert series this December. And we will also, for the first time, offer a virtual, online experience of the show’s magic for those who might not be able to attend. Our... Read more