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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Oceans of Hope by Celtic Nights On-State at The Cabot on March 24

The Cabot in Beverly, is presenting "Oceans of Hope" by Celtic Night, a special show that captures the essence of the Irish Diaspora, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to see the show.  Click here to enter the contest, and check back on March 22 to see if you're a winner.

Or, you can buy your tix online now to guarantee your seats to this powerful saga of immigrants moving across oceans to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is a journey of hope, conveyed through song, music, dance and narration.

The originators of Oceans of Hope call it “the story of people moving across Oceans from all the nations to free themselves from hunger, war, persecution and famine to find a better place. This is their story told through Irish eyes…..Oceans of Hope is not only about the past, it’s about now and the future.”

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at The Cabot

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company Presents "The Irish & How They Got That Way" through March 25

In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham presents "The Irish And How They Got That Way," a musical celebration of Irish heritage. Created by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), the revue is a celebration of a heritage that confronts adversity with determination, good humor, music, and a love of life.

McCourt’s wit, insight and boundless love for the Irish are underscored by music extending from Irish folk ballads to World War II standards, and beyond. Original musical arrangements by Rusty Magee. Presented by special arrangement with The Irish Repertory Theatre Company, Inc.

The show runs through March 25, with multiple performances, including matinees.

For year round information on Irish culture in Massachusetts, visit

Friday, March 16, 2018

Young Irelanders in Concert at Rogers Center, Merrimack College on March 18

The Young Irelanders, an ensemble of top traditional Irish musicians, singers and dancers, is giving a concert at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

Tickets to the performance are available online or at the venue the day of the concert.

The Young Irelanders group is assembled each year by the Irish Cultural Academy, and consists of champion artists on their instruments and in dancing. 

Find year information on Irish cultural events in Massachusetts by visiting

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Win Tix to the Chieftains Concert at Lynn Auditorium on March 18

The Chieftains, one of Ireland's premier traditional music ensembles, perform at the Lynn Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to see the show.  Enter the contest here and check back on Saturday to see the winner.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to take a chance to miss seeing this incredible show, then you can purchase tix online here.

Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains, are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention. Here is a story on The Chieftains in Irish America Magazine. 

Click here for a full schedule of upcoming concerts at The Lynn Auditorium.

Win Tix to See St. Patrick's Celtic Sojourn in Harvard Square on March 17

Maeve Gilchrist

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to see the matinee show of St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn at Saunders Theatre in Cambridge on Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m.

Enter the contest here and check back as we announce the winner on Friday afternoon, March 16.

Or, purchase tickets online today to enjoy one of the most popular St. Patrick's concerts in New England year after year. 

This year's line-up features top traditional music ensemble Open the Door, Scottish harpist and Berklee grad Maeve Gilchrist, concertina champion Brenda Castles and Newfoundland guitar master Keith Murphy.

Find year round information on Irish and Celtic events in New England by visiting

Chronicle Airs Segment on Boston's Irish Heritage Trail + Other Irish Stories

Chronicle, the popular nightly television program on WCVB-TV Channel Five, devoted its March 14, 2018 show to a feature called the Airing of the Green as a lead-up to St. Patrick's Day weekend.

One segment features Boston's Irish Heritage Trail, a walking trail of  20 sites created by author Michael Quinlin.  The Chronicle segment visited several of the sites, including the Rose Kennedy Garden, statues of Mayors Kevin White and James Michael Curley, the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Old City Hall, the Omni Parker House, Old Granary Burying Grounds, Shaw Memorial, Massachusetts State House, Commodore John Barry plaque, Copley Square, the Boston Public Library and Fenway Park.

View the video here.

Chronicle also covered other local Irish topics, such as the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, photographer Bill Brett, milliner Marie Galvin and the Harney Academy of Irish Dance led by champion dancer Liam Harney.

You can take a guided tour of ten stops along the Boston Irish Heritage Trail over St. Patrick's Day weekend.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Win Tix to see Celtic Sojourn Concert at The Cabot in Beverly this Thursday, March 15

Open the Door

Thanks to our friends at The Cabot in Beverly, Boston Irish Tourism Association is happy to give away a pair of free tickets to see the show, A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn, with WGBH radio host Brian O'Donovan, on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Enter the contest here and submit the form.  We'll notify winners on Wednesday, March 14.

Or, you can purchase tickets online to see this fantastic show at The Cabot, a great concert venue with a distinguished history as a vaudeville theater.  Read about The Cabot here

This year's show is terrific, with top traditional music ensemble Open the Door, Scottish harpist and Berklee grad Maeve Gilchrist, concertina champion Brenda Castles and Newfoundland guitar master Keith Murphy.

Find year round information on Irish and Celtic events in New England by visiting

Monday, March 12, 2018

Edward M. Kennedy Institute Presents Author Maurice Fitzpatrick on March 12

On Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m., the Edward M. Kennedy Institute presents author and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick to speak about his new book, John Hume in America: From Derry to D.C.  The book traces Hume’s historic role leveraging Irish-America and U.S. politics to become Ireland’s greatest peace-maker. 

Admission is free but registration is required. 

In a moderated conversation, Fitzpatrick will discuss the threads of Hume’s philosophy of non-violence, his political vision and sense of diplomacy, and efforts to engage American politicians to help create a framework for peace in Northern Ireland.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Delta Resumes Boston-Dublin Route in May 2018

New England travelers heading to Ireland in 2018 are excited by having Delta Air Lines as a prime choice for the second straight summer season! 

Beginning May 24, 2018, Delta resumes its daily nonstop service between BostonLogan InternationalAirport and Dublin International Airport.

Traveling from Terminal A at Logan on Boeing 757-200s, DL154 departs Boston at 9:29 p.m. and arrives in Dublin at 8:45 a.m. the following morning. DL155 departs Dublin at 10:25 a.m. and arrives in Boston at 12:50 p.m.

Read the full story on Delta in the new issue of BITA's Travel & Culture magazine, available for free at Irish venues and tourism outlets in Massachusetts. 

Read about how Delta is growing its presence in Boston to service the New England region. 

Irish Events in Massachusetts, Rhode Island on Sunday, March 11, 2018

Dublin Irish Dance


Worcester County St. Patrick's Parade, kicks off at noon, corner of Mill and Park. Grand Marshal is Bill Riley, who manages St. John's Panty for the Poor program in Worcester.


Sligo-based traditional Irish band Teada performs at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton at 2 p.m.

Music Worcester Presents Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out at 4 p.m. in Mechanics Hall, Worcester.

The High Kings perform two shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI.


Greater Boston Stage Company Presents "The Irish and How They Got That Way" at 2 p.m. in Stoneham.

Lawrence Irish Heritage Month welcomes Penn Rhoden, author of "Peacerunner" at 2  p.m.

Take a self-guided tour of Boston's Irish Heritage Trail.  Free maps are available at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center on Tremont Street in downtown Boston.  

Also, read the new issue of Travel & Culture magazine just released and available for free, available at tourism outlets, hotels and cultural venues.  It focuses on Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts and the New England states, as well as travel to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland