Around the Town

The Irish Cultural Centre of Greater Boston is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated 4th Annual Galway Races Gala, taking place on Saturday, July 27 from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Hosted by the ICC, this vibrant event promises an... Read more
The Hibernians of Hampden/Hampshire Counties invites the public to attend the Annual Traditional Summer Picnic featuring Jim O’Connor and the Boston Irish-American Blackthorne Band at Hamel’s Summit View Pavilion 555 Northampton St Holyoke on Sunday... Read more
https://www.aerlingus.com/en-us/flight-sale-to-ireland?utm_source=bos_pa... Experience Ireland from takeoff Experience Ireland from your first greeting with Aer Lingus, where warmth and comfort meet to start your journey right.   A taste of Ireland Relish... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Center held its annual general meeting on Thursday June 27. At the meeting, Michael Carey was elected to serve as chair of the board of directors, succeeding outgoing chair Maryellen Brett. Other officers named were neil Hurley,... Read more
Breaking 6/28/24-  Rian Immigrant Center announced today that the agency has had a  "change in leadership." In an email to stakeholders and supporters, Rian board chair Kim Borman said, "Jacob Bombard, who served as Executive Director for a year and a... Read more
Mike Gorman’s basketball journey began on the court at Dorchester’s  Toohig Park, where he’d practice his roundball skills most days after class at St. Brendan School. Like a lot of Dot kids who dreamed of a pro career, the scrappy neighborhood kid had a... Read more
It is with profound sadness that we mark of the passing of Sir Anthony “Tony” O’Reilly, Co-Founder of The Ireland Funds. Together with the late Dan Rooney, Tony established our organization in 1976 at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland to... Read more
Bloomsday celebrates Thursday, June 16, 1904, the day immortalized in James Joyce’s 1922 novel “Ulysses.”  It’s an annual commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in... Read more
Irish American Partnership gives $10,000 to school in grandfather’s hometown It was a homecoming of sorts for the US Ambassador Claire Cronin, who spent a celebratory morning on May 14 in Moville, Co. Donegal alongside Principal Liam McDermott of Scoil... Read more
Letter from Wicklow/Larry Donnelly Ireland recognizes Palestine … Karen Read trial from afar The massive gulf in outlook separating the governments of the United States and Ireland on the Middle East has been alluded previously in this space.  The... Read more
Letter from Dublin/Timothy Kirk Catholicism in Ireland: An assessment Back in early 2020, we had tickets to see Christy Dignam, the legendary lead singer of the ‘80s and ‘90s band Aslan, play at the Olympia. Then the pandemic hit, and everything... Read more
SAVE THE DATE- FRIDAY OCT 25, 2024- JFK LIBRARY You may order tickets and sponsorship at this link http://www.bostonirishhonors.org A committee planning the 14th annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon – scheduled for Fri., Oct. 25, 2024, at the John F.... Read more
Q. I am intending to apply for legal permanent resident status, and I understand that a medical examination is part of the application process. Why is that necessary? Can my primary care provider write a letter that I am in good health?   A. US... Read more
Rachel Gleeson’s foray into the J-1 visa world brought her to the city of Austin, Texas, an up-and-coming tech and business hub where many applicants from Rian are now choosing to venture. Rachel shared with us that her visa experience was smooth, with a... Read more
Save the Date - Invitation to follow.Thursday May 2, 2024, 6pm. The Éire Society of Boston has announced the Gold Medal award recipient for 2024 is Fintan O'Toole. The award will be presented at a Gold Medal  Award Ceremony on Thursday evening, May 2,... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre in Dorchester will kick off its month of March events on Sun., March 3, with an Open House showcasing its recent expansion into additional ground floor space at its Adams Corner offices and meeting rooms, located at 540 Gallivan... Read more
Gerard Francis Burke, 83, of Canton, MA and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died peacefully on Feb. 16, at home, where he was surrounded by his family. Fondly known as “Gerry,” Mr. Burke was the oldest of five children born to the late John P. Burke and Mary (... Read more
Q. I’ve been in a serious relationship with my partner, and we recently got engaged. I am a US citizen and live in the US, but my partner lives abroad and is not a US citizen. What makes sense for us to do? A. If your fiancé resides overseas, and you... Read more
David Badejo began his visa journey in January of 2023 with a bit of a rocky start. He shared with us that initially there was a misconception about the timeline, but with the support of individuals like Jude and Nora at the Rian Immigrant Center, he was... Read more

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