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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Irish Pastoral Centre's Annual Banquet on October 29 Honors Mary (O'Malley) Walsh of Galway and Dorchester

The Irish Pastoral Centre of Boston is honoring Mary Walsh at its annual fundraising banquet, taking place at 6:30 p.m.  on Saturday., October . 29 at Florian Hall in Dorchester. 
Mrs. Walsh is the mother of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.  Born in the small Gaelic speaking village of Rosmuc, County Galway, Mary emigrated to the United States in the 1950s, settling in Norwood with relatives.  She met her husband-to-be, John Walsh, at the Intercolonial Dance Hall on Dudley Street in Roxbury.  They married in 1965 and made their home in Dorchester, where they raised their two sons, Martin and John. 
Tickets to the annual fundraiser are $100, and can be purchased online.  Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available.  

Popular Irish traditional band Devri is performing. 
Since 1987, the Irish Pastoral Centre has been a beacon for generations of Irish immigrants settled in the Boston area.  It provides a variety of spiritual, cultural and social guidance for the community, with an emphasis on family and senior support.  Find out more about the Irish Pastoral Centre
Read this story on the Irish Pastoral Centre's 25th anniversary
For more on Boston's Irish community, visit

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