“Forgetting Ireland” Book Talk Now On-Demand

The Book Talk with Bridget Connolly was fascinating. Before hearing about her ancestry quest first hand, you’ll learn from experts from Ireland, Minnesota, Washington State, California, and of course Maine weighing in on the scandals and mysteries that she unearthed along the way.

New! The MIHC 2022 Calendar

We are very pleased to offer the premiere edition of the Maine Irish Heritage Center’s 2022 Calendar. It’s a wonderful gift for yourself and for everyone on your gift list.

By popular demand, this edition focuses on the people whose determination and indomitable spirit forged the path creating the vibrant community we’re all proud to be a part of.

NEW FOR 2021!


The Best of All Things Irish in Maine

For the second year, we’ll be scouring Maine for the Best of All Things Irish. Tune in live on November 21st for a lively program, raffles, special guests and new MIHC video premieres. This year, the films will focus on the Irish of Lewiston Auburn and, our ongoing labor of love, restoring the magnificent home of the Maine Irish Heritage Center. 


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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.

murky overhead by michael connolly

"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.

murky overhead by michael connolly

"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.

murky overhead by michael connolly

"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.



The Lughnasadh Exhibition

Welcome to the Carrickahowley Gallery’s Lughnasadh show! Lughnasadh is an ancient Irish harvest festival celebrating the bounty of the harvest, with hikes, feasts, traditional music, and art. Our Lughnasadh show similarly celebrates the artistic and musical harvest of the year, with work by four exceptional Irish and Irish-American artists: JB Vallely, Barry Kerr, Daniel Faiella, and Chris Gray.

Enjoy the show

Fáilte – Welcome!

The Maine Irish Heritage Center welcomes you and hopes you’ll stay awhile and discover everything we have to offer as The Hub of All Things Irish in Maine. Enjoy these four videos showcasing our organization, our expertise in Genealogy services, the history of Irish immigrants in Maine, and the Governor Joseph E. Brennan Archives at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. 

Enjoy the complete video collection on YouTube.



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


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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