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Q. I recently became a US citizen through naturalization and want to obtain a passport to travel. How do I go about acquiring one, and what if I have a family situation back home that requires me to travel on short notice? A. While USCIS gives you a... Read more
Olivia McAleese, a final-year student at Queen's University Belfast majoring in Food Quality, Safety, and Nutrition, embarked on an enriching journey to the Town of Nantucket's Health and Human Services Department for her third-year J-1placement. Her... Read more
More than 300 guests packed the Boston Seaport Hotel’s ballroom last Friday (Oct. 27) for the 13th annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon, which highlights men, women, and families of Irish ancestry  who “embody the best qualities of the Irish.” The event is... Read more
October 16, 2023 – CANTON – This Saturday, October 21st from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Irish Cultural Centre (“ICC”) of Greater Boston will host the highly anticipated 4th Annual Boston Irish Beer Festival.    The event will take place throughout the 46-... Read more
  Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate in literature, passed away in 2013. He is often called the greatest Irish poet since W.B. Yeats. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death, the Charitable Irish Society and the Eire Society of Boston... Read more
Alyssa Franks is a J-1 who spent her year in Boston interning at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors. She came to the states to get a better idea of her career’s direction, and also meet people who could give her guidance on that journey. The J-1 visa... Read more
  The public is cordially invited to attend the Commemoration of the 174th Anniversary of the wreck of the Brig St. John on Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 pm. Begins with a memorial Mass at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Cohasset, MA followed by refreshments... Read more
The Frank and Mary Byrne Memorial Commemoration will take place on September 30, 2023 at 1 pm at Old Saint Mary's Cemetery, 103 Pine Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA.   We will have tents at the commemoration, so you can keep dry if there is light... Read more
Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy invite the public to enjoy an evening of music and song on Saturday, September 30th with internationally acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan.   Ronan Tynan will return to Quincy for another performance on... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Institute for the US Senate on Dorchester’s Columbia Point was the setting on Tuesday for a four-hour program that served as a commemorative celebration of the monumental 1998 breakthrough that resulted in relative peace in the... Read more
Eire Society Members We are back!  Back to school Back from Covid Members: Kindly mark your calendars for a few upcoming events. October 8, Sunday: Brig St. John Memorial event, Cohasset (Details soon). October 28, Sunday, 2pm: Padraig O'Malley - ... Read more
Before he left office, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the establishment of a permanent day of awareness for Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC), a rare but aggressive disease. This year, IBC Awareness Day will take place in Massachusetts on Tues., Oct.... Read more
  When Jossie Leon is in her housing unit at the Franklin Field Apartments, she describes the air quality as being so bad it causes her to cough more inside than outside. In the winter months, snow sometimes comes through the windows, a common problem for... Read more
The Fall 2023 edition of BostonIrish Magazine is now online-  follow the link at the right --------->>>> to read it online.  You also may click on this link to download the complete printed edition,
The following message was published on Facebook on Sept. 5, 2023 My Dearest Celtic Sojourn Family, I write with a difficult announcement regarding our live productions of A Celtic Sojourn. As many of you know, I have been battling terminal brain cancer,... Read more
2023 Awardees: John Philip Foley, Leslie MacWeeney, & Denis Moynihan Charitable Irish Society will hold its 22nd Silver Key Awards Reception at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.  The 2023 honorees are Attorney John... Read more
The owners of Greenhills Bakery in Adams Village unveiled a proposal Monday night that would see the demolition of their existing building and the construction of a four-story building with nine housing units above a new bakery on the ground floor. During... Read more
On Saturday, July 29th, the Irish Cultural Centre Young Professionals hosted their 3rd Annual ICC Galway Races Gala under the ICC tent. The event had a vibrant atmosphere and stylish setup, reminiscent of being back in Ballybrit. All the attendees had a... Read more
Claire Gorman, a law graduate from Queen’s University Belfast, wasted no time in getting her J-1 Visa to gain work experience in America, landing a job in Boston a mere three months after her graduation. Reflecting on this quick transition from university... Read more