Publisher's Notes

When Jack Driscoll died suddenly last month, the Boston Irish community lost a wonderful friend and a compassionate leader. More precisely, with the death of 77-year-old John Patrick Driscoll Jr. on Nov. 15, the loss was felt throughout the Greater... Read more
The first-ever Adams Corner Irish Heritage Festival, staged on the Sunday of the Columbus Day weekend, was a triumph on every count - as a community-building neighborhood event, and as evidence of a strong and vibrant community of residents who are proud... Read more
As this prolonged summer comes near its end, there remain several events to attract folks outdoors before the snows of winter arrive. With Labor Day late this year, the traditional Waterfront Irish Festival in Newport will take place on the holiday... Read more
A new St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church has risen from the ashes on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, reader Frank Foley writes. "It was dedicated on June 18 after years of planning and hard work," he reported in an e-mail. "The church received its... Read more
As the Tall Ships sail into Boston Harbor this month, the Irish have an extra reason to smile: among the visiting ships will be the Ireland Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eithne, the flagship of Ireland's navy. It will be the third visit to our town for the... Read more
Ireland President Marty McAleese was in Boston in May, visiting the city for three days after a trip to western Massachusetts where she was commencement speaker and an honorary degree recipient at Mt. Holyoke College. In the state capital, McAleese and... Read more
"IT WAS A SATURDAY MORNING in September 1944. The whole family was home except for my older brothers Jack and Leo. Jack was in the Army; Leo was in the Navy. I was an eight-year-old bouncing a pimpleball off Mr. Bradford's stone steps at 12 Jerome Street... Read more


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