Past Events

Maine Irish Heritage Center offers “Let’s Talk About It” Book Group

The Maine Irish Heritage Center Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the […]

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Bloomsday 2015

This year’s Bloomsday celebration was a Tribute To Susan Camardo Reilly Celebrate Bloomsday – the day on which James Joyce’s epic novel “Ulysses” was set – with an all-star cast in AIRE Theater’s original production of “Ulysses For Beginners,” directed by Tony Reilly. Festive and period attire […]

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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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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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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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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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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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