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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Edward M. Kennedy Institute Presents "100 Years of Freedom: Ireland Then and Now" on September 27

EMK Institute at Columbia Point 

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, in collaboration with the Irish Consulate in Boston and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute at Maynooth University in Ireland, presents a program titled '100 Years of Freedom: Ireland Then and Now.'

It takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27 at the EMK Institute at Columbia Point in Dorchester.  Admission is free but registration is required.   Here are directions and parking instructions

Former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern is delivering the keynote address. Other participants include Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, Director of “Rethinking Conflict,” former Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, and Professor Robert Savage of Boston College.  Kevin Cullen of The Boston Globe is moderator.

The conversation will focus on Irish cultural identity after the 1916 rebellion as well as the current state of the Ireland-US relationship, particularly in Boston.  

For a local perspective of the 1916 rebellion, read Boston and the Irish Rising, published in Irish America Magazine in March 2016. 

For year round information on the Irish community in Massachusetts, visit

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