Bloomsday 2021

Bloomsday 2021

Click Here to Watch On-Demand Bloomsday returns! In a Portland tradition that dates back to 2004, AIRE Theater proudly presents Ulysses for Beginners – only this time with a twist. This will be the first virtual performance. Watch the on-demand premiere in your best...
Book Talk – June 6, 2021 – “Old Ireland in Color”

Book Talk – June 6, 2021 – “Old Ireland in Color”

Click to Watch the Livestream! Join us for an indepth look at “Old Ireland In Color” with co-authors John Breslin and Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley. In addition to a grand tour of their newly published book, the authors will present historical images from the...
Maine shows its Irish Spirit!

Maine shows its Irish Spirit!

This St. Patrick’s Day, The Maine Irish Heritage Center worked with cities, towns, and businesses across the state to honor Maine’s Irish heritage. Roughly 1 in 6 Mainers are of Irish descent, and the state still maintains its strong Irish heritage. As the...
Trail Tuesday Program!

Trail Tuesday Program!

Have you explored the Maine Irish Heritage Trail? If not, now is your chance to learn about Portland’s Irish History, take advantage of a sunny day, and prepare for our upcoming Trail Tuesdays program! Every Tuesday morning, starting July 14th 2020, we will...
The Maine Irish Heritage Trail

The Maine Irish Heritage Trail

Looking for an educational activity that gets you out of the house while still social distancing? Missing the folks here at the Maine Irish Heritage Center? Check out the Maine Irish Heritage Trail for an active and quarantine-friendly dive into the history of Maine’s...
Remembering the Great Hunger

Remembering the Great Hunger

May 24, 2020 marked the annual remembrance day for The Great Hunger of 1847 (An Gorta Mór in Irish). The moving ceremony takes place each year iPortland’s Western Promenade, the final resting place of over one thousand 19th century Irish. Many of them fled their...