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Join us for our “First Friday” Networking Breakfast on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8am to 9.30am at the Consulate General of Ireland. Call in for coffee and scones and catch up with the latest cultural, community and business news from the Irish... 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
Arts and entertainment
Two-time #1 Billboard Charting artist Tim Janis and Grammy/Emmy nominated artistMáiréad Nesbitt (founding member of the global phenomenon Celtic Woman) return to Public Television in 2020 for the brand new musical special Celtic Heart. Celtic Heart... Read more
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Despite cold temperatures throughout and a snowstorm on its closing night, BCMFest (the Boston Celtic Music Fest) enjoyed a highly successful 17th year when it took place January 16-19. The Harvard Square-based festival, which celebrates the rich trove of... Read more
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  WGBH Presents A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn returns for our 13th year with six shows in five cities: Cambridge, Rockport, Worcester, Beverly, and for the first time, we're taking our celebrations out west to Northampton, March 11-15 WGBH... Read more
Arts and entertainment
    Westwood native Ashley Smith-Wallace can cite time-honored reasons for her success as a youthful Irish step dancer, and then as a multi-style dancer/choreographer and rising actress and singer – things like hard work, patience, support from family and... Read more
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  The Chieftains are highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. The Chieftains were formed in Ireland in 1962 by Paddy Moloney, the top traditional folk musician in Ireland and around the world.... Read more
Arts and entertainment
In addition to BCMFest, January’s Irish/Celtic area happenings will include another Boston visit by Galway Irish-Americana quartet We Banjo 3, which will perform at the Somerville Theater on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m., as part of the Global Arts Live series. “WB3... Read more
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HAPPENINGS - JANUARY, 2020 Saturday, January 4 • The Irish Music club of Greater Boston will have their monthly dance at the Irish Social club, 119 Park St. West Roxbury Music by the Noel Henry Irish show band from 7.00 - 11.00 pm Sunday,January 5 • The... Read more
Breaking News
By MARK PRATTAssociated Press BOSTON (AP) _ One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, one that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House, is for sale.  Hundreds of items associated with the former... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Bob Bradshaw, “Queen of the West” • With every album he makes, Bradshaw, a Cork-born singer/songwriter who has been living in Boston for some years now, has shown himself willing and very able to take bold steps forward and try out new things. This time... Read more
Elsewhere
The General Election is to be held on Saturday 8 February after President Michael D Higgins dissolved the 32nd Dáil this afternoon. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar briefed the Cabinet and opposition leaders this morning, before travelling to Áras an Uachtaráin to... Read more
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  by Jill Lawless, Jan 11, 2020 LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. Lawmakers gathered at... Read more
Traveling People
For your consideration: My favorite Ireland experiences The New Year has dawned, as bright, fresh and clean as snowflakes. It’s exciting and refreshing because it is a new beginning and brings hope and trust that all will be well in the year ahead. This... Read more
From the Bench
By James W. Dolan Reporter Columnist I can see the glow in my late wife’s eyes and the smile on her face as she sat with our children and grandchildren at family events. She was happiest among them, her pride evident at the easy banter that seemed to flow... Read more
Arts and entertainment
by R. J. Donovan  Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that ”music and wine are one.” Kristen Lee Sergeant is living that conviction to the fullest. A native of Manchester-by-the-Sea, she’s a jazz vocalist and composer who has blended her passion for music and... Read more
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First cousins, once removed; third cousin, twice removed: This handy chart will help all of us figure out how we're related
Breaking News
LONDON (AP) _ Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a new role: chancellor at Queen's University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The university said Thursday that Clinton was appointed to a five-year term in the largely... Read more
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This video is on YouTube- starts an early morning walk on O'Connell Bridge and along the Liffey to Ha'Penny Bridge, and on up through Temple Bar, Christchurch, Dublin Castle, and on through Trinity (College) University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=... Read more
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The Eire Society of Boston will host an evening of Prince Edward Island-Irish poems & fiddlng on Thursday, Jan 30 at 7 pm at the Milton Public Library. The program will feature Professor Thomas O'Grady reading from "What Really Matters"  &  "... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
By James T. Brett Compassionate medical care and end of life considerations are some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families, and society in general. It is a reality that may only intensify against a backdrop of an aging population. In... Read more
BIR History
                                        Deer Island Great Hunger Memorial An Gorta Mór – Ireland’s ‘Great Hunger’ – saw an estimated 1.5 million people die of starvation and disease between 1845 and 1852.  Another 2 million emigrated, and many of them... 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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