Past Events

Duchas Lecture: May 5th

During the years of the Great Hunger, or the Famine, in the 1840s and 1850s, Ireland lost fully one-quarter of its population to disease and emigration. During those years more than 100,000 Irish men, women and children fleeing starvation perished at sea aboard what came to be […]

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Fourth Annual Not-So-Silent Auction & Dinner

Fourth Annual Not-So-Silent Auction & Dinner

Please Join us for Maine Irish Heritage Center’s Fourth Annual Not-So-Silent* Auction & Dinner (*Have you ever known the Irish to be silent, even for a minute?) Saturday, May 11, 2013 4:30 pm at MIHC Corner of Gray & State Street, Portland Tickets are $30 for an […]

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George Mitchell: My Journey’s End Movie Screening

George Mitchell: My Journey's End Movie Screening

In 2012 Senator George Mitchell, the architect of the Good Friday Agreement, returned to Northern Ireland with his 14-year-old son Andrew to visit some of the 61 families whose children share Andrew’s birthday.  In this deeply personal film, presented exclusively by the Maine Irish Heritage Center, the […]

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The Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1852

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1852

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1852 forced thousands of Irish to flee their native country, leaving precious family members behind for the hope of a better life in America.  Every immigrant from every country has a story to tell.   There are many of us that have worked […]

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Irish of the Androscoggin

Irish of the Androscoggin

Lewiston City Hall and Bangor City Hall and the water system from Lake Auburn to Lewiston were built by John D. Clifford, Sr. Clifford had a limited education but went on to become a very successful contractor and was able to send his two sons, Bill and […]

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St. Patrick’s Day, Afternoon Activities

St. Patrick's Day, Afternoon Activities

Sunday March 17th, Afternoon Celebration of the Irish American Club of Maine’s 40 years of service to the Irish community and to thank them for taking the leadership role in founding the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Please Join us at MIHC, corner of Gray and State Streets […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Morning Activities

St. Patrick's Day Morning Activities

Sunday March 17th, Morning Neighborhood Parade to Harborview Park @ 8:30 am to raise the Irish flag over Portland. For information about the neighborhood parade email: irishhc@maine.rr.com or call 780-0118. St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Noon (organizing begins at 11:00 am) Parade begins at the Fish Pier, […]

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Annual Schooner Fare Concert

Friday March 22nd Annual Schooner Fare Concert at the Kerrymen Pub in Saco. For more information please call 282-7425.

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Irish Night at the Red Claws

Thursday March 14th Irish Night at the Red Claws at 7:00 pm at the Portland Expo.

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Ceili – Upstairs at RiRa’s

Sunday March 10th 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm with live traditional music. For information please email: club2@irishofmaine.org or call Kathy Reilly at 712-5191.

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