Around the Town

The South Boston-born orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dennis Burke was honored by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID Milton) in October at a fundraising dinner at the JFK Library in Dorchester. The event raised $550,000 for capital projects at the hospital... Read more
Robert M. Mauro of Weston, executive director of the Irish Institute and founding director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College, died on Oct. 31after an extended illness. He was 46. While his work took him all over the world, Dr. Mauro’s... Read more
Jon Cronin is universally described as a calming presence, as generous financially as he is unflappable in temperament and not afraid to “show up” and work in the trenches for the many causes he supports. A Cork man who came to Boston in the late1980s,... Read more
Mary Swanton currently lives in Milton with her husband, Albert. A union carpenter in Boston and a native of Skibbereen in West Cork, he was a member of the world famous Skibbereen Rowing Club. Their oldest son, Seán, 28, served in the United States... Read more
  When she was growing up in Ireland, the first thing Mary Swanton remembered hearing about from American tourists was something called a three-decker. “My Dad was a tour driver and Dad and Mom often had us play our musical instruments for the Americans... Read more
    Herewith a typical day in the golfing life of Jerry York as he continues his dogged, life-long search for a repeatable golf swing: “Hey, guy,” Jerry says to the parking attendant as he pulls into the lot at his Oakley Club golf course in Watertown for... Read more
By Elizabeth Clemente Long before he became the winningest coach in college hockey history, Jerry York was the eighth of ten children growing up in a crowded home in Watertown, where clergy members often wandered through and strangers seeking medical care... Read more
From its origins, this event has been a celebration of our shared Irish heritage with an emphasis on men and women— past and present— who have excelled and inspired us with their personal and professional achievements, generous spirit, wisdom and wit.... Read more
  Now that many families are once again celebrating the holidays together in person, there’s an opportunity to swap stories, meet new arrivals, and share happy memories of those we’ve lost over the years. It might seem morbid to some, but there’s a topic... Read more
  This is a year unlike any other for “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn.” The 2022 edition marks the 20th anniversary of the popular holiday stage production, which features music, dance, and storytelling from Irish, Scottish, other Celtic – and occasionally... Read more
FoodCloud has risen to the occasion to meet growing demand for food throughout Ireland Using surpluses to combat hunger By Seth DanielFor Boston Irish   When Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien started FoodCloud in Dublin 10 years ago the pitch was to... Read more
Q. Where do things stand now? A. On Nov. 8, Massachusetts voted to ensure that all individuals who reside in Massachusetts and are eligible to apply for driver’s license can do so. Over 1.2 million voters demonstrated solidarity with the immigrant... Read more
From US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin: "Delighted to welcome my home state Senator @SenMarkey to the west coast of Ireland today along with @SenatorCardin & @SenWhitehouse. We had a great discussion about the strong ties between Ireland &... Read more
  Boston, Massachusetts - Concern Worldwide hosted an evening of philanthropy as the organization celebrated its Inaugural Boston Reception. During this debut event, prominent supporters and changemakers in the Boston area were invited to learn about... Read more
Acclaimed Irish author Paul Murray and innovative historian Guy Beiner will be featured speakers at two events this month sponsored through the Boston College Irish Studies Program. Murray, who is at BC this fall as the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish... Read more
*/ Three leading Bostonians of Irish ancestry were honored this week at an October 28 luncheon before an audience of 350 guests at the Seaport Hotel in Boston’s waterfront seaport district.  Legendary Boston College hockey coach Jerry York, developer and... Read more
Matthew Crosgrave, a recent graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway, has found it easy to “slide into home” both in Boston and in the biotechnology industry as he begins his J-1 year.  Following many years as a chef in Dublin, Matthew... Read more
The Irish American Partnership has supported not only the production of this important work, but  also committed to making Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland available at every secondary  school in Ireland.  Boston, MA, October 12, 2022 ( –... Read more
    It was an “unspeakable war,” wrote one journalist, and “a story that nobody dared to tell.” But contrary to popular assumption, the tragic Irish Civil War of 1922-1923—a wrenching, destructive run-up to the establishment of an independent Ireland—has... Read more
There will be an Irish Community Mass for the victims of the Donegal tragedy in solidarity with the people of Creeslough, Ireland on Tues 10/11 7pm at St Brendan's Church in Dorchester. All are welcome. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.