• The 2017 Karen Lemke Lecture

    Building Bridges: Connections Between Maine’s Governor Joseph Brennan and Senator George Mitchell
    A Documentary Film by Dr. Michael C. Connolly

    Sunday, January 29, 2017
    2 o’clock

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  • Maine Gaeltacht DNA Project

    To learn more about our DNA project click here.

  • Book your wedding at the Maine Irish Heritage Center!

    Many 2017 dates available. For more information, call 780-0118.

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Upcoming workshops


Upcoming Events at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

  1. The 2017 Karen Lemke Lecture

    January 29 @ 2:00 pm



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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We are command central for everything Irish in Portland Maine and the surrounding communities.    Learn more...

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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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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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