Showing posts from June, 2020

Boston Irish Host Online Discussion on Black Lives Matter on June 19

Community leaders from Boston's Irish community are holding an online discussion of Black Lives Matter at Noon on Friday, June 19, 2020. The event is being sponsored by Irish Network Boston, Boston Irish and Rian Immigrant Center.   Among the panelists are Massachusetts State Senator Nick Collins, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Ireland's Consul General Laoise Moore, Hon. Linda Dorcena Forry and Bill Forry, and Ronnie Miller.   Cristela Guerra, WBUR Arts and Culture reporter, is moderator.  To participate, please RSVP to  Learn more about Rian Immigrant Center . 

Irish Consulate Hosts Bloomsday Luncheon Honoring James Joyce at Irish Cultural Centre on June 14

The Consulate General of Ireland and the Irish Cultural Centre are celebrating the works of Irish author James Joyce with a luncheon at the Centre at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Tickets to the event are $20 and include a three-course lunch as well as songs and music by Maureen and Gerry McNally, and a special appearance by the 'Here Comes Everybody Players.' Bloomsday is an annual celebration around the world that pays tribute to Dublin-born James Joyce, whose novel, Ulysses, is proclaimed as one of the world's literary masterpieces. In that novel, Leopold Bloom is the main character who wanders around Dublin on June 16 as the novel unfolds over 18 episodes.  Dublin has a James Joyce Center  dedicated to Ireland's most famous writer.  Read more about Dublin, named as a City of Literature by UNESCO For information on traveling to Ireland, visit

Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Massachusetts Opens for Outdoor Dining Starting on Sunday, June 14

With Phase II of Reopening Massachusetts now underway, the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton is introducing outdoor dining, beginning on Sunday, June 14.  Reservations are required.  Please call 781-821-8291  or Email: to make your reservations. Sunday, June 14 “Bloomsday Luncheon” | 1 p.m. -3:30 p.m. (Deadline for reservations is Friday, June 12 at Noon) Friday, June 19 – Two Seatings | 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, June 17 at 3pm) Saturday, June 20 – Two Seatings | 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Deadline for reservations is Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m.) Here is more outdoor dining information from the Irish Cultural Centre: “Our top priority is the protection of our members and patrons. Your safety, health and comfort is of vital importance to us. We have initiated a number of new procedures to better protect you, these procedures comply with all local and state COVID-19 regulations. They incl