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Join us for our spring Genealogy Workshops

Join us for our spring Genealogy Workshops

Are you interested in getting started with researching your family heritage?  These workshops will be geared to the Genealogy beginner as well as those who are interested in their family DNA!.  Session 1  Tuesday, 4/1  6:30  – 8:30 pm Introduction to Researching your Family Roots This is an […]

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150th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Bohemian

150th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Bohemian

  We commemorate the 150th anniversary of the wreck of the RMS Bohemian, with the loss of 42 mostly Irish emigrants, this Saturday at the Maine Irish Heritage Center.  The event will include speakers who go over a brief history of the wreck.  We will also enjoy live Irish […]

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Join us Friday!

Join us Friday!

Did you know? That Mary Ann Harkin, who grew up in St. Dominic’s Parish, the daughter of Irish emigrants, was one of the first noted entertainers from the local Irish community who sang throughout New England? That Portland-born Bernard Devine, son of Irish emigrants, was a noted […]

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Upcoming Book Launch

Upcoming Book Launch

Did you know? That the first known Irish person in Portland was Thaddeus Clarke, probably born Teague O’Cleary, who married Elizabeth Mitton in 1662? That there were many Irishmen who resided here in the 1750s and fought in the French and Indian Wars? That the first Irish […]

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A History of the Portland Irish: The Forest City Hibernians

A History of the Portland Irish: The Forest City Hibernians

Join us January 31st at 7 PM for the launch of the newest book by our own genealogist and historian Matthew Jude Baker: A History of the Portland Irish: The Forest City Hibernians. Click here for more information on the book launch event. This meticulously researched book covers the lives and […]

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Kate Campbell Strauss to Present “Heeding the Call: Adventures of the Spirit on el Camino de Santiago” Pilgrimage

Kate Campbell Strauss to Present "Heeding the Call: Adventures of the Spirit on el Camino de Santiago" Pilgrimage

                                                                  Portland, ME, (January 2):  For more than a thousand years pilgrims have traveled to Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain, which is […]

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Join us at our Upcoming Claddagh Ceremony

Join us at our Upcoming Claddagh Ceremony

The Maine Irish Heritage Center will honor banker and philanthropist Moira Hastings Fuller with its sixth annual Claddagh Award at a dinner celebration at the Center on Saturday, November 16, 2013. “We are particularly proud to honor Moira Hastings Fuller with this award,” said Mary McAleney, Chair […]

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Monica Wood, Author of “When We Were the Kennedys” to speak at MIHC

Monica Wood, Author of "When We Were the Kennedys" to speak at MIHC

“In Mexico, Maine, where I grew up, you couldn’t find a single Mexican.”  So begins the prize-winning memoir by Maine author Monica Wood, “When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir From Mexico, Maine,” acclaimed and beloved by readers and critics around the country since its publication in […]

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Join us for our next Duchas Lecture!

Join us for our next Duchas Lecture!

The Maine Irish Heritage Center Presents A Talk by Historian James L. Nelson: A Two-Hundred-Year Invasion: The Story of the Vikings in Ireland SUNDAY OCTOBER 6th 2 PM Maine Irish Heritage Center By the year 795, Europe was in the Dark Ages, while Ireland stood out as […]

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Stop by MIHC during First Friday Art Walk

Stop by MIHC during First Friday Art Walk

Stop by the Maine Irish Heritage Center (corner of State Street & Gray Street) during First Friday Art Walk! Come join labor leaders, artists and activists as we celebrate the victorious campaign to have the Maine Labor Mural, created by Maine artist Judy Taylor, liberated from captivity […]

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