Treat Dad to an Irish Brunch

We’re restocking all the items you love just in time for Father’s Day!  The freezer is full of bangers, bacon and breads! Orders will be available for pickup at MIHC on Thursdays and Fridays between 10 AM – 2 PM.

Join us this Summer for Volunteer Appreciation Evenings at MIHC 

Join us this Wednesday evening for our Volunteer Appreciation evening. We’ll treat you to light refreshments, good conversation, building tours, and a refresher on (or introduction to) volunteering at the Center! You’ll also have the chance to meet our new Events and Marketing coordinator! Please RSVP to let us know if you plan on joining us.

 First Friday Happy Hour

August 2nd from 5 – 8 PM
Traditional Irish Session Music

Start your weekend at MIHC on July 5th! We’ll be open from 5 to 8 p.m. with live music, building tours, and a cash bar. Members get one free drink ticket!

Don’t miss this free opportunity to see some of Maine’s finest Irish musicians. The session will be informal, and conversation and questions are welcome!

Welcome to the 2024 Bealtaine / Spring Exhibition

The newest show from the Carrickahowley Gallery at MIHC features highly accomplished artists Emmalene Blake, Aya Ghanameh, and Manuala Madeira. Blake focuses on large-scale murals, blending street art with socio-political themes like feminism, human rights, and environmental issues. Ghanameh, an illustrator and writer based in New York City, amplifies the voices of ordinary people in historical narratives with her debut children’s book, “THESE OLIVE TREES,” drawing inspiration from her family’s experiences of exile and love for the earth. Finally, Madeira, delves into the nuanced experiences of women navigating societal barriers while shedding light on their disproportionate struggles, inviting viewers on a symbolic journey where her art becomes a reflection of the human spirit and a conduit for hidden stories. Click to enter the gallery- Enjoy!

Rent Our Space

The perfect venue for any occasion!

Host your event in the heart of Portland at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, one of the most magnificent buildings in Maine. It’s the ideal venue for weddings, music, theater productions, film screenings, workshops, business meetings, club gatherings, lectures, luncheons, parties, reunions, funerals, and life celebrations.

Forging Ties With the Mitchell Institute in Irish Studies


We are delighted to announce the creation of a new MIHC-Mitchell scholarship fund, augmenting awards for Mitchell Scholars who choose to pursue personal or professional enrichment opportunities in Ireland. The MIHC first established a scholarship fund in 2004 to honor Eddie Murphy (1939-2000), a well-known West End resident who founded the Portland St. Patrick’s parade in 1980. Already. this year the scholarships will double Mitchell Institute travel fellowships for two students. The fund will become a permanent part of the Maine Irish Heritage Center’s philanthropic work, establishing ongoing support for students from Maine interested in Ireland.

The Maine Irish Heritage Center Hours

Library and Self-Guided Genealogy Research

Thursdays  10:00 – 2:00

Genealogy Consultations by Appointment

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.

The Hub Of All things Irish in Maine