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Ceili Dance at MIHC

A favorite IAC family tradition is back

The Irish American Club of Maine invites you to join the Ceili Dance Session on October 1st at 3 pm. It’s a fun, family event and we’ll teach you everything you need to know. Spectators are also welcome!

First Friday Art Walk

Oct 6 from 5 – 8 PM
Traditional Irish Music Session
and Art Show

Will Woodson and Caitlin Finley will lead a traditional Irish “session”. The session will be informal, with conversation and questions welcome! Last month we had 18 musicians playing togther and it was incredible. Don’t miss this free opportunity to see some of Maine’s finest musicians.

Maine Irish Reads

Next Meeting 9/21 at 7:30 PM

Fintan O’Toole was born in the year the revolution began. It was 1958, and the Irish government–in despair because all the young people were leaving–opened the country to foreign investment and popular culture. So began a decades-long, ongoing experiment with Irish national identity. In We Don’t Know Ourselves, O’Toole, one of the Anglophone world’s most consummate stylists, weaves his own experiences into Irish social, cultural, and economic change, showing how Ireland, in just one lifetime, has gone from a reactionary “backwater” to an almost totally open society–perhaps the most astonishing national transformation in modern history.

Save the Date!

Saturday, November 18

The Best of All Things Irish in Maine is back for the fourth year! Enjoy some of the best music talent in Maine while sampling the best Irish beers made in Maine. Tickets are on sale now! Plan to spend the Saturday before Thanksgiving at the Maine Irish Heritage Center!

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.


Lughnasadh 2023

Welcome to Summer and the Maine Irish Heritage Center’s Carrickahowley Gallery Lughnasadh 2023 Exhibition, featuring the work of Syril Quinn and Judy Taylor. Enjoy the Show!

New! Volunteer Portal

Use our online volunteer portal to discover all the ways you can connect with and make a difference in our community.  From concerts to genealogy reseach and office work to greeting visitors and giving tours of our maginificent home in old St. Dom’s, there’s truly something for everyone. Check it our and register at

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.


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


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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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