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November 2018

11th Annual Claddagh Award Celebration to Honor David Flanagan

November 16 @ 5:00 pm
Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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October 2018

Schooner Fare Concert

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Purchase Tickets Available below and at Bull Moose Locations Tickets $25.00

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September 2018

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

September 15
Riverside Golf Course, 1158 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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WIN A 2018 FORD ESCAPE COURTESY OF ROWE FORD & A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services MORE CONTESTS AND PRIZES TOO RIVERSIDE GOLF COURSE 1159 Riverside St, Portland, ME REGISTRATION @12 NOON SHOTGUN START @1:00 PM Download flyer Contests Hole-in-One Contest • Par 3 3rd hole: 1st hole-in-one receives a 2018 Ford Escape courtesy of Rowe Ford & A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services. • Par 3 13th hole: 1st hole-in-one receives a set of Callaway XR woods (1-3-5) and…

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August 2018

Nationalism, Identity, and the Case of the Portland Irish, 1880-1923

August 19 @ 2:30 pm
Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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On August 19th at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Dr. Patrick Mannion will speak about his recently-published book, A Land of Dreams: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923. Wherever they settled, immigrants from Ireland and their descendants shaped and reshaped their understanding of “being Irish” in response to circumstances in both the old and new worlds. In A Land of Dreams, Mannion analyzes and compares the evolution of Irish identity in three communities on…

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18th annual Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Memorial Service

August 19 @ 1:00 pm
Western Cemetary Catholic Ground

The 18th annual Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Memorial Service at the Catholic Ground in Western Cemetery in Portland’s West End will be held Sunday August 19th at 1:00 PM. For those wondering what a Hibernian is, the Ancient Order of Hibernians is a national Irish-American fraternal society founded in New York in 1836 and in Portland in 1876. The first Memorial service was held in August 1999 to celebrate the installation of a memorial to the more than 1,200…

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June 2018

Little Sea Folk Festival

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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PORTLAND'S OWN CELTIC FESTIVAL A one-day festival celebrating Irish and Celtic music, culture, and history in the state of Maine. 36 artists, 10 concert performances, 6 workshops, 2 dance classes, 2 exhibitions, plus a session, theatre, language, food, craft, and sport means a whole lot of fun in Portland, Maine! Tickets start at $10 for youth ages 12-18 and $20 for adults for all daytime programming. Full access festival pass is only $45 for adults! Get Tickets https://youtu.be/i_8sZR2kaPA

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May 2018

15th Year Anniversary

May 25 @ 11:30 am
Western Cemetery, 2 Vaughan St
Portland, 04101 United States
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with special guest Shane Cahill Consul General of Ireland for all of New England Friday 25th at 11:30 Western cemetery • 12:00 Maine Irish Heritage Center Also joining us at the MIHC will be Senator Angus King and his wife Mary Herman. We will begin the day with a memorial event at the Western Cemetery (entrance on Vaughn Street). The Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band will pipe in the Consul General, who will hear about the thousands of Irish immigrants many…

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Doug Rooks Reading

May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us at 4:00 PM on Sunday May 20th at the Maine Irish Heritage Center for a reading by Doug Rooks from his new book about the history of the Democratic Party in Maine, with special guest Governor Joseph E. Brennan. The reading will focus on the Chapter in the book dedicated to the two administrations of Governor Joe Brennan. This will be followed by a discussion and a QA. We are expecting a great turnout of former Brennan staff…

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Christine Kinealy

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Talbot Hall • USM Campus

Acclaimed author and Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute located at Quinnipiac College will be speaking at Talbot Hall located on the campus of University of Southern Maine. Her topic will be Charity and The Great Hunger. Christine has published extensively on the impact of the Great Irish Famine and has lectured on the relationship between poverty and famine in India, Spain,Canada, France, Finland and New Zealand. She has also spoken to invited audiences in the British Parliament and in…

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April 2018

Soprano Christy Comeau-Pierce and Pianist Scott Wheatley in Concert

April 8 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Soprano Christy Comeau-Pierce in concert with Valerie Green and Scott Wheatley, performing Traditional Songs of Ireland and works by Handel, Korngold, Copland and more. Sunday, April 8th 4pm at the Maine Irish Heritage Center Reception to follow Purchase Tickets Tickets can be purchased below, by calling 780-0118, or at any Bull Moose location. Proceeds to benefit The Maine Irish Heritage Center and ChoralArt Tickets $25.00

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