SAVE THE DATE! JUNE 11th
SEA DOGS IRISH NIGHT!
The green will be everywhere when the Portland Sea Dogs play the Hartford Yard Goats on Jun 11th at 6:00 pm. Starting at 4:30, we’ll have live music featuring winners of the “Best of All Things Irish in Maine 2021”, the Napper Tandies, Cróga, and more! Each week leading up to the game, we’ll have a raffle for all current ticketholders. Get your tickets early to automatically qualify. This week, it’s a DNA test valued at $79, and we’ll automatically enroll you in our Maine Gaeltacht DNA project!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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