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Congratulations to the 2013 Claddagh Award Recipient: Moira Hastings Fuller

Congratulations to the 2013 Claddagh Award Recipient: Moira Hastings Fuller

We are pleased to honor Moira Hastings Fuller as our 2013 Claddagh Award Recipient.  Moira, a native to the Emerald Isle, has been a Maine resident for years and has been a generous donor to the Maine Irish Heritage Center.  We thank Moira and her husband Bob Fuller […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Today the Maine Irish Heritage Center celebrates its 11th anniversary!  We took possession of the former St. Dominic’s Church on January 1st, 2003 with great expectations and enthusiasm for creating a center for Maine’s Irish to gather, learn and preserve our heritage.  We are thrilled at what we […]

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Amazing Discovery

Amazing Discovery

Our genealogists are always hard at work, tracking down long-lost cousins and putting together family trees to help us learn who we are.  They recently made quite a discovery. It started with a photo that was found on eBay.  The eBay listing simply read “Mary Kelly, Portland, […]

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Facts on Ireland’s Viking Past

Facts on Ireland's Viking Past

A special thanks to Jim Nelson for his fantastic talk last Sunday. He is a terrific and engaging speaker, and gave a very interesting talk that – you should pardon the pun – really shed light on the Dark Ages, and dispelled a lot of popular myths […]

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Genealogists in Ireland

Genealogists in Ireland

Several members of the Maine Irish Heritage Center’s genealogy team are in Ireland right now, collecting DNA samples from native Connemara residents to continue the work they are doing in the Maine Gaeltacht project.  Their journey, and more information about the project, was recently featured on the front […]

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Check out the Maine Irish Heritage Trail

Check out the Maine Irish Heritage Trail

MIHC genealogist Matthew Barker has recently expanded the Maine Irish Heritage Trail to include sites in the towns surrounding Portland.  Painstakingly researched, the Trail showcases the history of the many sites in greater Portland that were significant to Maine’s Irish population in 1800s and early 1900s. The Trail’s […]

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John Ford Day Proclamation

John Ford Day Proclamation

Portland’s mayor has declared August 31st to be John Ford Day!  We hope to see you on August 30th for our John Ford Commemoration Event, a program that will explore the director’s Portland-area connections.  Click here for more information! JohnFordDayProclamation

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Sydney and Clarice

Sydney and Clarice

We highlight Sydney and Clarice’s commitment to the success of the MIHC.  In the past few months alone, Sydney and Clarice were instrumental in launching our virtual museum and helping with a successful Silent Auction.  As long-time dedicated volunteers, we thank them for their commitment and service […]

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Visit Our Virtual Museum

Visit Our Virtual Museum

On May 30th the Maine Irish Heritage Center launched its Virtual Museum, an interactive webpage where people can get a sense of some of the artifacts we have up for display in our center. This was made possible through the generous donation of Past Perfect by Maureen […]

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We announce our Summer Hours!

Thanks to dedicated board members and volunteers, we are able to open the doors to the Maine Irish Heritage Center regularly again this summer each week, bringing our visitors the opportunity to see our museum exhibits, view our archives, visit our library and learn about genealogy research. […]

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