NEXT UP IN PORTLAND
$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.
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 volunteer.maineirish.com.
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
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 Bridget Connelly as she recounts her journey to discover her Connemara family’s roots and uncovers unexpected surprises.
"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.
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.
"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…
Our stately, majestic building is the perfect venue for your unforgettable celebration. Learn More
Irish American Club of Maine, the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band, the Ancient Order of Hibernians… Learn More
Welcome to the
Maine Irish Heritage Center
Browse around our website or come visit us in person.
Thursdays 10:00 – 2:00
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.