Past Events

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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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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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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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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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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Join us as we commemorate John Ford

Join us as we commemorate John Ford

We invite you to join the Maine Irish Heritage Center the evening of August 30th for our John Ford Commemoration Event, a program created in honor of the 40th anniversary of Ford’s death on August 31, 1973. JOHN FORD: LOCAL HERO Come explore the famous director John Ford’s Portland-area connections with a […]

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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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