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On Friday, Oct. 18, more than 300 gathered at a luncheon at the Seaport Boston Hotel for the 10th Boston Irish Honors to salute two women and two men who have inspired us with their vision, their hard work and their caring for others. The event honored... Read more
Traveling People
By Judy Enright Special to the BIR October is a wicked and wonderful month of ghoulies and ghosties, black cats, jack-o-lanterns, witches, haunted houses, and so much fun as the world celebrates Halloween. Don’t think for a minute that Ireland doesn’t... Read more
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pressed ahead Sunday with plans to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal even as the European Union began considering his grudging request to extend the looming Brexit deadline. As the... Read more
BIR History
170 years ago, tragedy engulfed two coffin ships; and the local citizens braved the waves to help BY PETER F. STEVENS BIR STAFF On Memorial Day of this year, a throng of some 600 people gathered at the dedication of a permanent memorial on Deer Island... Read more
Arts and entertainment
By Sean Smith Special to the BIR A spur-of-the-moment creative impulse by two Greater Boston residents during a Thanksgiving sojourn has now, nearly four years later, culminated in a unique video project that offers a new perspective on traditional Irish... Read more
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BY JACK GOLDMAN REPORTER CORRESPONDENT The Curley Community Center in South Boston – known to many as the L Street Bathhouse – will likely close for up to 18 months beginning as soon as next fall as the 80-year-old beachfront property undergoes a $15... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Thurs., Oct. 3 – The Irish Network (IN Boston) and the Boston Public Library present an evening with Jack Cashman, author of "An Irish Immigrant Story.” The Central Library, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 –The Irish Network in Boston invite members to... Read more
Arts and entertainment
By R. J. Donovan Special to the BIR Boston has been splashed across international headlines this year thanks to the “Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal being played out in our waterfront courtrooms. Clearly, there should be no separate... Read more
Arts and entertainment
- By Sean Smith This month’s column focuses on recent recordings by a pair of Irish/Celtic trios with Massachusetts and New England connections. New Leaf, “New Leaf” • Based in Western Massachusetts, this band comprises fiddler Kira Jewett, a former pupil... Read more
Arts and entertainment
The Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton will feature a combination book launch and concert with Tara O’Grady, a multi-genre singer who recently published an on-the-road memoir, “Migrating toward Happiness: The Soundtrack to My Spiritual... Read more
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By Maddie Kilgannon BIR Correspondent Irish heritage comes with an undeniably rich history, but approaching that history and seeking to understand thousands of years of conflict and resilience on the Emerald Isle can be a daunting task. That’s where Sean... Read more
Breaking News
As impeachment looms, Trump turns to his trusty phalanx of Irish Americans for cover BY PETER F. STEVENS BIR STAFF Political predictions are all too often a fool’s errand. A month or two ago in this space, I asserted that President Trump would never be... Read more
Publisher's Notes
By Ed Forry IRELAND – I made that long-awaited trip to Ireland last month, spending 12 days on the Emerald Isle, most of it along the Wild Atlantic Way, all of it in the west. The weather in Ireland held up as expected: some rain, some sun, and lots of... Read more
Traveling People
By Judy Enright Special to the BIR Ireland in the autumn could be just the right prescription for those who relish tranquility and eschew the frenzy of summer tourism. Most tourist attractions are still open in September and there is much to do around the... Read more
Breaking News
BY BILL BRETT AND CAROL BEGGY BOSTON HARBOR — Some 600 people gathered on a bright Saturday morning of the 2019 Memorial Day weekend to dedicate a permanent marker on Deer Island to those Irish emigrants who some 170 years ago left their island during the... Read more
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by Ed Forry BIR Publisher Anyone involved in Boston Irish events over the last three decades knew Bill O’Connell. The Dorchester-born podiatrist, one of five children of Irish parents, and his wife Rita (Layden) were beloved volunteers in all things Irish... Read more
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