• For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Tickets are still available for our For Whom The Bell Tolls event. Come listen to great Irish music, see a sneak preview of a stunning video flyover of the Center, visit with old friends and receive a special commemorative Saint Dominic’s Bell pin. This event celebrates the leadership of Mary McAleney, but it is also a tribute to all of the members, volunteers and groups that have led to the success of the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

    Saturday, May 7th 2016

    Learn more and purchase tickets

  • 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

The-Maine-Gaeltacht-DNA-project

Gleanings from Ireland’s Griffith’s Valuation

April 3 @ 1:00 pm

Upcoming Events at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

  1. For Whom the Bell Tolls

    May 7 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Maine Gaeltacht DNA Project Hands on Workshop

    May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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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