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Purchase tickets at www.redsox.com/irish BostonIrish.com joins with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, September 18 for an annual "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day" game, The San Francisco Giants will be in town for the match-up, and the team features a... Read more
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The Charitable Irish Society will hold its annual Silver Key Awards event on Wed., Sept. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. As in the past, this year’s honorees – Charles L. Donahue, Jr., Mike Oliver, and Anita... Read more
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Norwegian Air has suspended its low cost flights from Providence to Ireland, effective September 15. The airline had become popular among local visitors to Ireland, and had offered service to Cork, Shannon, and Dublin. The company said it is ending all... Read more
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BALLYCONNEELY, Co. Galway, Ireland— “Bomb delivers deadly wake-up call on Brexit” was the lead headline on Aug. 20 in the Irish Independent. It takes some effort to knock the All-Ireland hurling finals off the front pages of newspapers in the Republic of... Read more
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Reporter Staff The Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) is leading local protests against the Trump administration’s termination of so-called “deferred action” for medical and humanitarian cases, which the agency says will hurt immigrant patients,... 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
Arts and entertainment
Belonging to Each Other, a Falmouth non-profit that helps provide housing, food and other needed services to homeless people, will hold its third annual benefit gala on September 12 at St. Barnabas Church in Falmouth, featuring a performance by Cork... Read more
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HAPPENINGS SEPTEMBER 2018 Sun., Sept. 1 – The Irish Social club (ISC) regular dance with the Silver Spears 7-10 p.m. at 119 Park St. West Roxbury. Tues., Sept. 3 – The Irish Cultural Centre New Eng;land (ICCNE) will have Aoife Scott & Andy Meaney in... Read more
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Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins will visit Ireland in September to join a panel at a three-day program in Co Wexford, the BIR has been told. Boston-born Larry Donnelly, a law lecturer at UC Galway, and Dr. Robert M. Mauro of Boston... Read more
Arts and entertainment
THE BIR’S CALENDAR OF CELTIC MUSIC EVENTS Summer turns to fall, and as always, Greater Boston has plenty of Irish/Celtic-related music events on the calendar. •Two local acts will be on stage at Club Passim in Harvard Square on Sept. 15. Roots-oriented... Read more
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By Sean Smith We Banjo 3, “Roots to Rise Live” • It has been four years since this Irish/Americana outfit released a live album (“Live in Galway”), and in that time WB3 has made a significant transition in the “Celtgrass” genre – a mix of Irish and... Read more
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Recognition of exemplary Boston Irish people & families Marking a special anniversary of this celebratory luncheon, Boston Irish Honors is a recognition of exemplary individuals and their families who share our heritage in Boston and Ireland. Our... Read more
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By Sean Smith Special to the BIR Fair play. To Northern Irish singer-songwriter and activist Tommy Sands, it’s “kind of a throwaway phrase that people use a lot – but it’s a meaningful one.” In fact, it is a lack of fair play – the idea of treating... Read more
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By R. J. Donovan Special to the BIR When Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley opens in “Sunset Boulevard” at North Shore Music Theatre later this month, she’ll be returning to a show she knows very well. Twenty-five years ago, she performed in the... 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
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
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By Maddie Kilgannon Reporter Correspondent When Liz Breadon left her home in County Fermanagh in the 1990s to come to the states, she never expected the move to be permanent. But the community she poured her efforts into made Allston-Brighton a home. Now... Read more
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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