Around the Town

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, learn the true history of Boston’s Irish community dating from the 17th century by taking a guided tour of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail. Organized by the Boston Irish Tourism Association, the 75 minute tours are led by... Read more
As St. Patrick’s Day 2018 nears, the “wearing of the green” will hold sway in Boston and environs. Still, amid all the genuine or faux pride on display in pubs, along parades, and as part of all other manner of revelry, it’s a sure bet that a great many... Read more
Irish-born Mary “Mother” Jones, one of America’s most famous labor activists, is the subject of a production featuring Tony nominee Maureen Brennan, with a score by Berklee College of Music faculty member Eleanor Aversa, to be presented this month at the... Read more
Interested in researching your Celtic roots? You can do that and so much more when you attend the Celtic Connections Conference 2018 “Pathways to Our Past” on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Marriott in Newton. TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association)... Read more
Friday, March 2: The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton will present a short play about The Legend of St. Brigid’s Cloak at 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to participate in the production. Calling all actors, musicians, artists, and singers to... Read more
The much-debated question of who would take over the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, the South Boston tradition helmed for the past few years by former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, now has a two-fold answer. US Congressman Stephen Lynch and City... Read more
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