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Although some Irish attractions may not reopen until around St. Patrick’s Day, you will have no trouble finding numerous fun and interesting things to do there in February. As you might expect, cities like Dublin, Galway, Belfast, and Cork, are alive and... Read more
Around Town
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
Around 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
Around Town
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
Boston Irish Commentary
The Marine from Brighton Has Emerged as a Lightning Rod in the Immigration Battle By Peter F. Stevens BIR Staff When General John Kelly was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security, and, later ,White House chief of staff, many in and around Boston felt a... Read more
Arts and entertainment
  Patrick Dunn is definitely a guy on the go.  One day you’ll find the actor performing off-Broadway, the next he’s at Lincoln Center working with the legendary Hal Prince on a production of “Candide.”  He might be playing the lead in “Jesus Christ... Read more
Arts and entertainment
An immigration-themed performance event that premieres February 9-11 at the Boston Center for the Arts will feature a specially commissioned piece by Charlie Lennon – one of Ireland’s most distinguished tradition-influenced musicians/composers – and a... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Lankum, “Between the Earth and Sky” • Formerly known as Lynched – a reference to co-founding brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch – this quartet of self-described “Dublin folk miscreants” has made quite the impression with its populist, gritty, infectious... Read more
Publisher's Notes
Congratulations go out this month to Irish dancer Kieran Jordan, who was awarded a 2018 “Fellows in the Traditional Arts” grant by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Last year, Kieran opened her own dance studio on Hyde Park Ave. near Cleary Square, and... Read more
Around Town
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
BIR History
On Jan. 16, 1908, BPD officer Lynch made the ultimate sacrifice First of two-parts “For God’s sake, keep him away and don’t let him shoot me again!” shouted Patrolman John T. Lynch at Officer John P. Doyle, who had rushed across icy, snow-cloaked Arch... Read more
Around Town
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
Breaking News
A look at Irish/Celtic events in the Greater Boston area taking place over the next few weeks: • Gaelic Storm, one of the hardest-working touring bands around (they travel more than 200 days a year by their estimate), will come to the Cabot Theater in... Read more