• Liberating Imaginations:
    Readings in Modern Irish Fiction

    Where: Maine Irish Heritage Center
    When: 6:30 pm, Wednesdays
    Facilitator: Patricia Parker

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  • Maine Gaeltacht DNA Project

    To learn more about our DNA project click here.

  • 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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Upcoming Events at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

  1. Let’s Talk About It: The Collected Stories

    August 3 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Let’s Talk About It: Antarctica

    August 24 @ 6:30 pm
  3. Let’s Talk About It: A Star Called Henry

    September 7 @ 6:30 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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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
irishhc@maine.rr.com
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