Explore Your Irish Side!

Make Plans To Visit – Reopening July 7th

The Maine Irish Heritage Center’s doors will open wide again on July 7th to welcome visitors every Thursday from 10 – 2. Explore our magnificent home built brick-by-brick by Irish Immigrants during the 19th century.

Browse the vast collection of books in the library or bring your laptop and research your family tree. We have a number of subscription services focused on Irish Ancestry as well as the complete collection from American Ancestors, Ancestry.com and MyHeritage. We are also an official FamilySearch Affiliate Library with access to millions of records in their database not available on their public website.

Learn more and become a member. Register here to join.

Meet five Irish contemporary artists working in different media and in divergent creative practices, from printmaking in Susan Early’s aquatints to Derval Freeman’s “abstract expressionism,” to Eamon Colman’s abstractions of imaginary fictional landscapes, to Judy Carroll Deeley’s collages, to Sinead Lawless’ experiments in chromatic portraits and figurative impastos. Enjoy the 2022 Bealtaine Exhibition!

Book Talk

Women of the Irish Rising: A People’s History

“Women of the Irish Rising: A People’s History” by Michael Hogan, tells the harrowing story of the Easter Uprising and Ireland’s fight for freedom.  Experience the struggle of the courageous women who were gun runners, cared for the wounded, and even fought in battle themselves.  

New in the Ford Collection at MIHC

Join one of the world’s foremost experts on Francis Ford for an inside look at his roots in Portland. Read more…

Book Happenings at MIHC

The Fall is shaping up to be a busy time for all things books. Join us for the launch of Michael Connolly’s touching novel about an Irish immigrant family at the turn of the 20th century. Then, don’t miss Briget Connelly’s Book Talk about her fascinating personal journey researching the Connemara Irish in Minnesota. There are stunning parallels to our own genealogy projects here in Maine.

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"Murky Overhead"

Book Launch
On Demand

Enjoy the official launch of Murky Overhead, the latest book and debut novel from Michael Connolly. Music, special guests, and an engaging lecture about life in Portland Maine in the early 1900s.

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"Forgetting Ireland"

Book Talk
On Demand

Join author Bridget Connelly as she recounts her journey to discover her Connemara family’s roots and uncovers unexpected surprises.

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"Old Ireland in Colour"

Book Talk
On Demand

The Irish lived life in color. Now, you can view the history of Ireland from the mid-1850s through the end of “The Troubles” in stunning detail.

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Searching for John Ford

Interview
On Demand

Join author Joseph McBride, and film historian Gerald Peary, for a look at how Ford’s Maine roots shaped his prolific career as arguably the world’s finest film director.

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"Women of the Irish Rising: A People's History

Book Talk
Livestream 5/15 11:00 AM

Author Michael Hogan writes of the courageous women who were gun runners, cared for the wounded, and even fought in battle themselves during the Easter Rising.  

Fáilte – Welcome!

Discover everything we have to offer as The Hub of All Things Irish in Maine. Enjoy these videos showcasing our organization or head over to our YouTube channel and watch them all.

Genealogy

Home of the Maine Gaeltacht Irish DNA Project.  Download the genealogy form to get started. Learn more…

Celebrations

Our stately, majestic building is the perfect venue for your unforgettable celebration. Learn More

Everything Irish

Irish American Club of Maine, the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band, the Ancient Order of Hibernians… Learn More

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Special thanks to the Irish government for their investment in the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

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