• St.Patrick’s Dinner.

    March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    A Fabulous catered corned beef dinner, including appetizers, homemade Irish Breads and desserts with live musc and entertainments – all for $30 per person!

    To learn more click here.

  • St.Patrick’s Parade

    March 12 @ 11am

    Noon on Commercial Street is where you should be for the annual Saint Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Irish American Club. Starting at Center Street and going over to the Franklin Arterial. Let us know if you have a group interested in marching! Contact Bob Kearney at club2@irishofmaine.org or 310-8575. Looking for volunteers to do traffic control! Hope to see you there!

    To learn more click here.

  • Flag Raising

    March 17 @8:30 am

    Harbor View Park Leaving
    Front Steps of MIHC at 8:30 a.m

    To learn more click here.

  • The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey
    Book Signing

    March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join with local author Lisa Carey as she discusses her latest book The Stolen Child, the subject of her newest novel was inspired by an Irish documentary about the true stories of evacuated Irish islands.

    To learn more click here.

  • The Irish Descendants

    March 24 @ 7:30 pm

    To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

  • Benefit Concert featuring
    The New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble

    April 2 @ 2:00 pm

    To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

  • Mick Flavin & John Hogan

    April 5 @ 7:30 pm

    To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

  • Open Invitation to the exhibition “The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising”

    By Irish sculptor Betty Newman Maguire

    The exhibit will be formally opened by the  Consul General of Ireland | Boston Fionnuala Quinlan

    Click here to learn more

Upcoming workshops

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Upcoming Events at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

  1. Ceili

    February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. St.Patrick’s Dinner

    March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Saint Patrick’s Parade Kickoff

    March 12 @ 11:00 am
  4. After the Parade Celebration

    March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. A Victorian Sampling

    March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  6. Flag Raising

    March 17 @ 8:30 am
  7. Reception, tour, music and a bit of the craic

    March 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  8. The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey Book Signing

    March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  9. The Irish Descendants

    March 24 @ 7:30 pm

Genealogy

Genealogy

The Maine Gaeltacht Irish DNA Project is housed through the Family Tree DNA website. The project uses the Family Finder autosomal DNA test.

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Wedding Celebrations

Wedding Celebrations

Our stately, majestic building is a perfect venue for your unforgettable wedding day. The upper level’s spectacular 60 foot cathedral ceilings, wooden pews, traditional aisle, beautiful stained glass windows...

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Everything Irish

Everything Irish

MIHC is home to the Irish American Club, its founding partner, A Company of Girls, and the Claddagh Mohr Pipe Band. The Center is affiliated with many Irish social and cultural groups...

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News & Events

Upcoming Events

There is always something going on at the Maine Irish Heritage Center including our Duchas lecture series and our annual Claddagh awards ceremony. Learn more about recent news and upcoming events...

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Maine Irish Heritage Center
Corner of Gray and State Street
PO Box 7588
Portland, ME 04112-7588
(207) 780-0118
irishhc@maine.rr.com
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