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    Here's a sampling of Events this month, provided by Boston's Irish Consulate   March 3, 5 p.m. BIBA Member Showcase Boston Irish Business Association kicks off the St. Patrick's Day season with a Member Showcase- Companies present business updates and... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Boston, Mass., (March 1, 2021) – March wouldn’t be the same in Boston without the Irish Film Festival bringing the best contemporary Irish Film to its loyal audience. This year will be different, but followers of the festival will not miss out, and can... Read more
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Hello and Welcome to our St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn....​Each March, for the past 15 years, I have produced this series of concerts, reflecting what I hope is the adventurous and welcoming spirit of A Celtic Sojourn, heard weekly on GBH.​​On March... Read more
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One of Cape Cod’s best destinations— Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club— continues to offer its guests some unique get-away options to help them fight off the pandemic blues. Nestled along the coast in the town of Brewster, the 337-room resort has... Read more
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A Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2021 MARCH 01, 2021  Since before the founding of our Nation, Irish immigrants have arrived on our shores with an unyielding spirit of determination that has helped define America’s soul and shape our... Read more
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    Join National Parks of Boston, USS Constitution Museum, USS Constitution, and Boston Harbor Now on March 9, 2021, from 6 – 7:30 pm, for a virtual gathering featuring stories and a conversation with Stephen Puleo, author of the beautifully written and... Read more
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Irish Boston is abuzz over prospects for a hometown candidate for US Ambassador to Ireland. While recognizing that President Biden certainly has some more urgent issues on his mind, there's a consensus here that there must be more than one Bostonian who ... Read more
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  By Tyler McManusSpecial to Boston Irish Adrian Hill, an Ireland-born immunologist and Director of the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford,  was a key leader behind the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. But he would not... Read more
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    Sitting at home dreaming about a vacation full of rich culture, stunning scenery and delicious artisan food? Go ahead — put that travelling twinkle back in your eye, safe in the knowledge that our fully flexible fares to Ireland will make your dreams... Read more
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Friday, March 12, 7:30 pm EST - pre-recorded at Studio 9 Porches in North Adams, MA (Streamed) with a live artist Q&A immediately following the performance premiere.This performance will also be available for On Demand viewing for all ticket holders... Read more
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By Ed ForryBoston Irish Publisher Officials of Tourism Ireland hosted a wide-ranging online conversation about tourism in Ireland, even as the hard-hit hospitality and travel sector in Ireland continues to hemorrhage after twelve months of a complete... Read more
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• The Irish American Partnership hosts its 26th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Monday the 15th at 6 pm
Traveling People
When you’re a bit down in the dumps about the spread of Covid and distressing news from around the world, take to a comfy chair, put your feet up and grab your Ireland travel books.  The island of Ireland is battling the coronavirus, too, so we are all on... Read more
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Boston-area resident Maggie Holtzberg’s job involves looking after one of Massachusetts’s most prized attributes: its folk traditions. As manager of the Folk Arts & Heritage Program for the state’s Mass Cultural Council agency, Holtzberg researches... Read more
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Colum Sands, “Song Bridge” • It’s understandable to experience a twinge of sympathy for someone whose sibling is in the same profession as he or she is but far more well-known – and, simultaneously, render comparative judgment on their bodies of work.... Read more
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“Into the mouth of the wolf, you’re never gonna take me down there’s still a beating heart beneath the ground.”   Hestia is the title track and second single from The Rumjacks forthcoming album, out March 12th.   It is a song of vengeance delivered with... Read more
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Q.  I’m a US permanent resident, but I’ve been in Ireland for the past nine months and I’m concerned that I may have a problem getting back into the US.  I didn’t intend to stay here so long, but after I arrived home my mother was diagnosed with cancer... Read more
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By Colin A. Young  State House News Service For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has canceled the St. Patrick's Day parade through South Boston.  "Due to ongoing state restrictions limiting outdoor public events to 25 people, the 2021 South... Read more
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BOSTON, January 11, 2021 – The Irish American Partnership (the Partnership) in association with the Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT), is pleased to announce a philanthropic partnership to develop acomprehensive educational program aimed at the prevention and... Read more
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28 of the Best Irish Movies to Watch for an Escape Come for the scenery, stay for the stories. By Elena Nicolaou Jan 11, 2021SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES Ireland is a country known for its rich oral tradition. For 2,000 years, Celtic myths were kept alive... Read more
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With live music – as we know it, anyway – in stasis these past several months, many venues, organizations, and artists have turned to virtual formats for presenting performances, whether through livestreaming or pre-recorded concerts. That includes Irish/... Read more
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One of the greatest things about the human condition is that we can dream. The past year has certainly seemed like more of a nightmare than a dream, but there is fresh hope as the new year dawns.  The brightest scientific minds here and across the world... Read more
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WICKLOW, Ireland – One of the things that American visitors to Ireland are commonly confounded by is the extent to which people here are steeped in and informed about politics 3,000 miles away.  The transatlantic ties sewn by emigration, family and,... Read more
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  Not an album, but certainly a musical endeavor worth noting: A few months ago, I wrote about the concert Irish singer Cara Dillon and her husband Sam Lakeman livestreamed via YouTube and Facebook. Evidently, the reaction was so positive that the couple... Read more
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The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) has selected Edward W. Forry, who, with his wife, the late Mary Casey Forry, founded the Dorchester Reporter in 1983 and the Boston Irish Reporter in 1990, as its 2020 honoree in the field of... Read more
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Galway and Dublin top the list of the ‘top ten friendliest cities in Europe’ in the annual reader survey of Condé Nast Traveller, a major travel magazine. Galway is in first position, Dublin in second. Every year, the magazine asks its readers to decide... Read more
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Mike Sheehan found himself in a quandary a few years back. As he approached his 60th year, still able-bodied and holding a resume packed with major-league accomplishments, he was unemployed and at sixes and sevens as to what to do next. Not used to that... Read more
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Q.  I have just been granted permanent resident status in the US. Can you give a summary of my rights and responsibilities regarding such issues as travel abroad, reentering the US, losing my green card, and registering for service in the armed forces... Read more
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Dublin - O'Connell Street live camDublin, view of O'Connell Street and the Spire from Flanagans Restaurant- Check out the Activity and the Weather It's Live Right Now from Ireland's Capital City Link: https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/ireland/... Read more
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      At the moment, we are in isolation because of COVID-19, but this virus can’t stop us from dreaming. In fact, this is a perfect time to sit down and dream up your next adventure in Ireland.       CASTLE HOTELS Some say a hotel is just a place to... Read more
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To paraphrase a well-known saying, we say “Go North, young man, go North.” Beautiful Northern Ireland tends to be overlooked by too many travelers and more’s the pity because there’s so much to see and do there. THE NORTH If you head north out of Dublin,... Read more
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Q.  I received a green card valid for two years, based on my marriage to a US citizen.  I see that the card is due to expire in a few months.  What do I do now? A.  Your two-year permanent residence (as opposed to green cards good for ten years in other... Read more
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I sat spellbound in my home this week, watching and listening to this extraordinary documentary about  Liam O'Flynn, the magnificent Irish Uilleann piper and Irish traditional musician. A founding member of the Irish trad group Planxty, O'Flynn recorded... Read more
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Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing the charming towns and villages to be found right around the island of Ireland – which make the perfect base for our overseas visitors.Titled "The island of Ireland’s towns and villages", Tourism... Read more