• Travel Show
    Iconic Ireland & Ashford Castle

    March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Experience Iconic Ireland & Ashford Castle with the Maine Irish Heritage Center and others as they explore the Emerald Isle with its majestic castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.

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  • The Irish Descendants

    March 24 @ 7:30 pm

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • A Victorian Sampling

    March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Victoria Mansion and the Maine Irish Heritage Center are pleased to present an exclusive, members-only event: A Victorian Sampling. This cocktail hour event offers tastes of dishes from the past coupled with the history of why our ancestors ate the way they did.​

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Upcoming workshops

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Upcoming Events at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

  1. Benefit Concert featuring The New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble

    April 2 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Mick Flavin & John Hogan

    April 5 @ 7:30 pm
  3. The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising

    April 15 @ 4:00 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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Protect, preserve and restore the historic landmark that was formerly St. Dominic’s Church, a hub of the early Irish Community in Maine.
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