Around the Town

There will be Irish/Celtic music experiences a-plenty here in Greater Boston these next few weeks, as you might guess, highlighted by the annual “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn” production (See separate story in this edition). • The month gets off to... Read more
The Rev. James T. O’Reilly OSA Division 8 Ancient Order of Hibernians has announced the recipients of their 2020 Awards.  The Rev. Christopher J. Casey has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Richard Cardinal Cushing Award and Mark J. Alaimo has... Read more
The shuttering of historical mainstay pub and restaurant Doyle’s in at Forest Hills was a tough pill for many Bostonians to swallow. The setting for many an election victory party over the past 137 years, Doyle’s had become a beloved part of the Boston... Read more
Comedian Jimmy Tingle, a longtime friend of the Irish International Immigrant Center, will donate $10 of every ticket purchased for his 2020 Vision show when you use the code “IIIC.”  Please use this code when booking in person, by phone, or... Read more
Short month, big calendar. That’s how it looks for Irish/Celtic-related events in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts for February, with concerts by renowned international performers Altan and Eileen Ivers and emerging acts such as Ye Vagabonds and... Read more
The Charitable Irish Society will host the 283rd Anniversary dinner on Tuesday, March 17 2020 at the Seaport Boston Hotel. This year’s honoree will be Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, of the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Ambassador... Read more
Q.  I recently filed an application to adjust my immigration status to legal permanent residence, based on my marriage to a US citizen.  We have not yet heard from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about an interview with them to decide my... Read more
Friday February  14 • The Irish Social Club hosts Pub night with Dick Travers at 7.00 pm  Saturday February 15  • The Norwood Irish Music club monthly dance at the Knights of    Columbus hall 572 Nichols St. Norwood.  Noel Henry's Band for music.  Sunday... Read more
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
BOSTON, January 7, 2020 ( – The Irish American Partnership ( was delighted to host the 2nd annual Nollaig na mBan [women’s Christmas] Breakfast Celebration on January 7, 2020 in Boston,... Read more
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
RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane dies aged 69 Celebrated radio personality died suddenly at home on Thursday, RTÉ said
Step-dancer Kevin Doyle, Cape Breton’s Lamond and MacIsaac duo, highlighters at 17th annual Boston Celtic Music Fest New Englander Kevin Doyle, whose traditional Irish step dancing has enlivened shows and concerts around Boston for years, and the... Read more
Coffee at the Consulate – First Friday Networking Breakfast Join us for our “First Friday” Networking Breakfast on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 from 8am to 9.30am at the Consulate General of Ireland. The offices are located at 535 Boylston St, Copley Square... Read more
First cousins, once removed; third cousin, twice removed: This handy chart will help all of us figure out how we're related
BY PETER F. STEVENS BIR STAFF From 1800 to 1850, Irish immigrants could scarcely have picked a worse place than Boston to celebrate Christmas. The Puritans loathed “Popish” Yuletide rituals so much that, in 1659, the Massachusetts General Court had... Read more
A luncheon in support of the Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) drew a large gathering to Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion on Fri., Nov. 8. Sam Kennedy, president & CEO of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management, offered... Read more
The Donegal Association postponed its Christmas party at Florian Hall in Dorchester due to inclement weather Sat., Dec. 14 – The Knights and Ladies of St. Finbarr - Cork club hold a benefit dance to help the African Mission Fathers. This is the Cork Club... Read more
This is the final edition of the Boston Irish Reporter as a monthly publication. Beginning in January, 2020, the newspaper will transition to new, seasonal schedule. We will publish our first 2020 edition in the beginning of March as our Spring/St.... Read more
The Irish American Partnership Hosted a reception on Thursday, November 7 in the Irish Room of John J Burns Library at Boston College. The event honored Philip Haughey president of the Haughey Company, and welcomed Rev. Gregory Dunstan, the dean of the... Read more