Showing posts from July, 2017

New Video from Tourism Ireland Captures Autumn in Ireland

Tourism Ireland has issued a new video called "Autumn on the Island of Ireland," extolling the beauty of Ireland in autumn, as well as the many cultural, historical and entertainment opportunities that await visitors.   The September-December season is a great way for visitors to experience Ireland free from the peak-season crowds and prices.  From cities and towns to the countryside and magnificent seacoast, Ireland has something to offer everyone.  Find out more about visiting Ireland this autumn, or any time of year, at . For other stories about visiting Ireland from New England, check out .

Irish Singer Mary Black Concert on July 29 at Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA

Irish singer Mary Black performs in  concert at the Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA on Saturday, July 29, 2017. You can  purchase tickets to the concert online  or at the venue. Long regarded as one of the best Irish vocalists of her generation, Black brings a thorough command of traditional music with a contemporary flair that makes her sound unique. The Cabot Theatre at 286 Cabot Street in Beverly is one of the premier concert venues in greater Boston.  Formerly a beloved vaudeville theater from the 1920s, it was refurbished in recent years to become a sought-after venue for performers of Mary Black's caliber. Here is a schedule of upcoming events at The Cabot . For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit .

Irish Cultural Centre Presents Summer Workshops for Children, July 17-21

The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton is gearing up for its week-long summer workshops for children the week of July 17, 2017. The workshops include Irish sports, music, puppetry & theater, dance and Irish language, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) and a virtual tour of Ireland through movies and the internet.  Cost of the workshops range from $40 to $80. Sited on a 46 acre campus just south of Boston, the Irish Cultural Centre is a year round facility that celebrates Irish culture, sports, heritage, literature and learning in America.  As one of the largest Irish facilities in New England, the ICC is a welcoming place for residents and visitors alike. Here is the ICC's schedule of upcoming activities this summer. For year round details of Irish activities throughout Massachusetts and New England, visit .

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is Named Event of the Week in Massachusetts

The 24th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival has been named event of the week by the Boston Irish Tourism Association . The festival takes place on Saturday, July 15, at Look Park in Florence, Massachusetts and features a full day of Scottish culture, athletics, dance and music.  Also at the festival: historical reenactors of Scottish history and culture, children's games, food and beverage courts, and a shopping area with authentic Scottish products.  Find  full details  at the Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival website. Among the top performers are the Brigadoons, the Tartan Terrors, Screaming Orphans, Allbanach, Charlie Zahm and more.  Here is the full musical schedule . Find out more about the history of the festival and also the origins of the name, which dates back to 1753, when this part of western Massachusetts was first settled by Scots-Irish immigrants from Ulster. For year round coverage of Irish and Scottish activities in New England, visit IrishMassachu

Irish Musician Sharon Shannon Performs at Irish Cultural Centre, July 8

Renowned Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon is performing at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017.   Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door. She is performing songs from her new album, Sacred Earth, which blends Irish music with African and Middle Eastern sounds for a distinct sound that is both spiritual and traditional. Here are more events at the ICC this summer . For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit .