• The Magic of Maureen O’Hara

    In Honor of Charles Silver, Senior Film Curator, The Museum of Modern Art

    Sunday, May 22 at 7 p.m.

    Join Kevin Stoehr in a tribute to the late Irish-American actress Maureen O’Hara. Watch and discuss scenes from her performances in John Ford’s Oscar-winning films The Quiet Man and How Green Was My Valley, and in Rio Grande, The Long Gray Line and The Wings of Eagles.

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  • Maine Gaeltacht DNA Project
    Hands on Workshop

    Hands on workshop for those new to working with DNA results. Bring your laptops or ipads. You will learn how to make the most of your DNA results, how to make a spreadsheet to manage your data, tools in FTDNA, GEDMATCH, and more.

    Sunday, May 15th 2016 1-3:30 pm

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  • 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising. Irish men and women around the world are participating in Centenary Events that mark this pivotal period in Ireland’s history. Here at the Maine Irish Heritage Center we will be kicking off our celebrations with a series of events in late April that will continue throughout the year.
    Please save the dates.

  • Friends of Maine Irish Heritage Center meet Slugger at this year’s Saint Patrick’s Parade

  • Your Wedding at the
    Maine Irish Heritage Center

    Our stately, majestic building is a perfect venue for your unforgettable wedding day. The upper level (former sanctuary) has spectacular 60 foot cathedral ceilings, elegant wooden pews, a long traditional aisle, beautiful stained glass windows and historic bell will enthrall you and enchant your guests, creating a wedding celebration you will cherish forever!

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Upcoming workshops

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Gleanings from Ireland’s Griffith’s Valuation

April 3 @ 1:00 pm

Upcoming Events at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

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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
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