$3M Secured for Historic Renovations

Maine’s Congressional delegation has secured $3 million for the Maine Irish Heritage Center to seal our building from the weather, prevent deterioration, and protect the historic interior of the former St. Dominic’s Church. The funds were awarded to help carry out a plan to fully restore the building envelope. Read more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark Your Calendar 

Please join us at any or all of our scheduled events and share the dates with your friends and family. The more, the merrier!

St. Brigid’s Day Dance Concert featuring the Stillson Dancers

Feb 4, 2023 from 7 – 9 PM

Irish Voices – An Evening of Irish Poetry, Art and Music

Feb 25, 2023 at 7 PM

The program features Irish poets reading their original works virtually, along with several regional poets.  Enjoy some of the area’s best traditional musicians and accomplished local artists displaying their works throughout the evening as well!

Live On Tour

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones

Mar 7, 2023 at 7 PM

The Young Wolfe Tones bring the old tradition of Irish balladry into a new age. Come see them perform live at the Maine Irish Hertage Center!

Irish Night at the Mariners

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:15 PM

Join Maine Irish Heritage Center on March 10th for the Maine Mariner’s Game at 7:15 pm. Purchase discounted group tickets below for a center section seat, as well as a post-game photo on the Cross Insurance Ice! Everyone who purchases from this link will be sitting together!

NOW AVAILABLE!

Best of All Things Irish
2022 Virtual Edition

Filmed at the Maine Irish Heritage Center on November 19, 2022

2023 Calendar

Announcing the MIHC 2023 calendar, a celebration of Irish food, drink, and culture surrounding the dinner table. From Colcannon to Coddle; Bacon Chops to Michaelmas Goose, even the chocolate cake calls for mashed potatoes!

An ideal gift this holiday season, share these old Irish standards and the many stories, legends, and blessings that come with them.

CARRICKAHOWLEY GALLARY

Samhain Exhibition

For this show, co-curators Robin Savage and Chris Gray are proud to feature the work of Kadie AnniceEliza Ulmer and Jordan Wood, whose paintings and prints effortlessly tread this liminal space of Samhain. We hope you enjoy the work of these fine artists.

Explore the John & Francis 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…

On-Demand Book Talks at MIHC

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"Murky Overhead"

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"

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"

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

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

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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Maine Irish Heritage Center

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Library

Thursdays  10:00 – 2:00

Genealogy Services

Fridays  10:00 – 2:00

Our sincere thanks to our members, donors, business sponsors, grant and foundation supporters.
Special thanks to the Irish government for their investment in the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

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