Past Events

Ancient Order of Hibernians Memorial Mass

Ancient Order of Hibernians Memorial Mass

On August 11th, join the Ancient Order of Hibernians, one of the oldest fraternal groups in Maine, as they celebrate Mass at Western Cemetery in Portland.  A reception will follow at the Maine Irish Heritage Center (parking available in the back lot). To learn more about the […]

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Glorious + Valorous: The Battle of the HMS Boxer and the USS Enterprise

Glorious + Valorous: The Battle of the HMS Boxer and the USS Enterprise

  GLORIOUS+VALOROUS   The Battle of the HMS Boxer and the USS Enterprise A Bicentennial Commemoration of Maine’s Greatest Sea Battle with historian Herb Adams and special musical guests Roll & Go Sunday, August 4, 2013 2 p.m. Maine Irish Heritage Center, Corner of State & Gray […]

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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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Irish Night at the Sea Dogs

Irish Night at the Sea Dogs

Join us for the Portland Sea Dogs 2013 Irish Night on Thursday July 25th at 7pm.  The gates will open at 5:30pm and there will be a pregame performance by Boghat in the plaza in front of Hadlock Field.  Then the Sea Dogs game will start off […]

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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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Documentary on Nuala O’Faolain

Coming to the Portland Museum of Art, a documentary about the life of Irish writer Nuala O’Faolain: Nuala Friday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m. NR (not rated) Presented in partnership by the Maine Irish Heritage Center and the Portland Museum of […]

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Bloomsday Portland

Bloomsday Portland

We are pleased to again participate in Bloomsday Portland.  Bloomsday is week-long celebration of all things James Joyce, is just around the corner.  Join us around Portland the week of June 10th – 15th for a variety of programs on James Joyce and his iconic work Ulysses.  Bloomsday Portland is […]

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Fourth Annual Not-So-Silent Auction

Fourth Annual Not-So-Silent Auction

Our Fifth Annual Not-So-Silent Auction was a fabulous success!  We couldn’t have done it without the help of all our supporters. A special thank you to our auctioneer, our master of ceremonies and our auction committee. Auctioneer Michael Carey Master of Ceremonies Jerry P. Conley, Jr. Auction Committee Mary […]

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National Famine Commemoration from Kilrush, Ireland to Portland, Maine

National Famine Commemoration from Kilrush, Ireland to Portland, Maine

  The Maine Irish Heritage Center has received a message of greeting from Mairead O’Brien, Mayor of Kilrush, County Clare, for its talk on Sunday, May 5, “Famine Ships and Famine Times.”  Author Kathryn Miles will speak at 2 o’clock about her book “All Standing: The Remarkable […]

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Corner of Gray and State Street
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