Around the Town

    By Sean Smith, Boston Irish Contributor Subject to change pending COVID-related developments. On June 3 at 8 p.m., Canada’s Enter the Haggis will be at Spire Center in Plymouth. Well into its third decade, “ETH” has brought together a prodigious –... Read more
The IPC today announced that the planned celebration of Fr. Dan Finn’s 50th Anniversary will be rescheduled.  “Out of an abundance of caution, we regret to announce that Fr Dan's 50th Anniversary celebration has been postponed due to the increase in Covid... Read more
Not content to sleep in on Saturday morning after a blockbuster first week run at Boston's Boch Center/Wang Theater, members of the cast of Riverdance took a trip to the Irish Culture Centre in Canton to give young students a masterclass that proved to be... Read more readers Cindy and Ron Harrington were the lucky winners of a BostonIrish Giveaway to the 25th Anniversary engagement of Riverdance. The performance took place Tuesday, May 10 at Boston's Boch Center Wang Theater. Having been delayed for 2... Read more
Note: All events are subject to change pending Covid-related developments. • Seems like their gig has been rescheduled about a dozen times, but finally, finally, the Galway Irish-Americana quartet We Banjo 3 will return to the Boston area this month,... Read more
Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs & Defense Simon Coveney TD will visit Boston on Friday, April 29, and will make two public appearances:•  JFK Library & Museum, 9:15 am Minister Coveney discusses Ireland’s foreign policy, the Irish-US... Read more
 PRIMAVERA By Nuala Ní DhomhnaillTranslated by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith Everything changed when she passed by.I tell you, she would make the grey stones cry for joy.Small birds that had till then been cowedopened their throats and piped up, loudas a... Read more
  Please mark your calendar for Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM for a Mass at St. Theresa of Avila Church in West Roxbury in memory of Fr. John McElroy SJ, founder of Boston College, Brian P. Burns, the principal benefactor of the Burns... Read more
On Thursday March 31 the Gaelic Roots Series at Boston College invites you to an in-person presentation and performance, "Remembering Seán Ó Riada (1931-1971) and Ceoltóirí Chualann." Peadar Ó Riada's talk will be followed by music performed by: Peadar Ó... Read more
Rian Immigrant Center is delighted to share our 2021 Year in Review with you. Full of impactful stories, program successes, and numbers, we hope you enjoy reading it! Join our mailing list to receive regular updates and event invitations from our Center... Read more
On Saint Patrick’s Day, Rian Immigrant Center partnered with the Brookline Booksmith for a free virtual music and poetry celebration! The Irish poet and playwright Damian Gorman gave a live reading from his acclaimed selected poems and memoir "As If I... Read more
  Jack Doyle Taylor and Ella Maguire are a couple who met on the first day at University of Limerick in 2019! The University of Limerick students, respectively from Galway and Cork are currently in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 8 month J-1 visa programs,... Read more
By Gintautas Dumcius The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, an annual political tradition that features elected officials and candidates trading light-hearted barbs in South Boston, is set to return this March as a live and in-person event. State Sen. Nick... Read more
  The Boston College Irish Studies program will mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”—a tragic milestone in the decades-long Northern Irish conflict known as “The Troubles”—with a symposium on Feb. 18 (4 p.m., Devlin Hall) and Feb. 19 (9 a.m.,... Read more
In an email message to received Feb 1, Millar said he plans to step down from his role as Exec Diector of Rian (formerly Irish Immigration Center), saying "Rian needs a new leader to take our work forward." The text of his message reads in... Read more
Four Characters from Ulysses: A Centenary Celebration On February 2nd, the day after St Brigid’s Day and the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s celebrated ground-breaking novel Ulysses... Read more received this note from Dearbhla Kelly, MD,a Nephrogist at Boston's Mass General Hospital: "I'm an Irish doctor at MGH and I'm running the Boston marathon this year for the paediatric cancer program here! I was wondering if it would be... Read more