Upcoming Events at MIHC

Sunday March 15th

St. Patrick’s Commercial Street Parade and after parade celebration at the
Maine Irish Heritage Center is CANCELED .

Commercial Street – 12:00 noon

We know this news is disappointing however in light of the present situation it is the responsible thing to do.

We will see you next year for the parade and party on Sunday March 14, 2021.

Saturday March 14th

Irish Flag Raising -CANCELED

Portland Observatory – 1:00 pm

The city of Portland has asked organizations to cancel all public events until further notice.

FMI: 207-780-0118 or www.maineirish.com

Saturday March 14th

Irish Flag Raising – CANCELED

Loring Memorial Circle – 2:15 pm

The city of Portland has asked organizations to cancel all public events until further notice.

FMI: 207-780-0118 or www.maineirish.com

Tuesday March 17th

Irish Flag Raising Over Portland – CANCELED

Maine Irish Heritage Center – 8:30 am

The city of Portland has asked organizations to cancel all public events until further notice.

FMI: 207-780-0118 or www.maineirish.com

Ca Bhfuil Sinn Fein?

Irish Art Exhibit at MIHC

Opening this Friday March 6th, 5 to 8 pm

Celebrate Irish Art and Artists

Current and former MECA artists reflect on their Irish-American histories and its relation to their artistic practices, identities, connections and collective struggles. Opening night in our upper level sanctuary features traditional Irish and American music by Maine musicians and a reception. Artwork will be featured all month until March 21st.

Show Opens: March 6th  from 5-8pm

Viewings: Friday March 13th, 10-2 pm and Friday March 20th, 10–2 pm

Exhibit Closes: Saturday March 21st from 4-6 pm

Thursday March 5th, 5 week session

Ceili Dance Classes

Maine Irish Heritage Center – 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Thursday March 5th to Thursday April 2nd:

Weekly, Irish American Club ceili dance classes held downstairs at the Maine Irish Heritage Center from 7-8:30 PM. Cost is $15 for IAC members, $25 for non-members for the entire 5-week session. Drop-in rate is $3 for members/$5 for non-members.

Exact change or checks are appreciated.

Fun and casual, no partner or experience necessary!

FMI: BurnsSisters@gmail.com

Friday March 20th

Irish Singing & Storytelling

Portland Public Library, main branch – 5:30- – 6:30 pm

An evening of Irish singing and storytelling presented by Kate Chadbourne.

FMI: www.portlandlibrary.com

Sunday Apri 5th

Author Chris Klein

Maine Irish Heritage Center – 2:00 pm

When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland’s Freedom
A book signing with author Chris Klein. Books will be for sale.

FMI: 207-780-0118 or www.maineirish.com

September thru December and January thru May

Irish Language Classes

Maine Irish Heritage Center – first class starts September 13th

he Irish American Club is pleased to announce the dates for this years Irish Language Classes. Dennis Gallagher will be leading the classes again and we appreciate his dedication.

The classes will be given in 2 sessions: September through December and then again January through May. First class is Sept 13th.

The cost for each session will be $20 for IAC members and $40 for non-members.

FMI: dgalla357@gmail.com

The dates are also noted on the Clubs website: www.irishofmaine.org/event/language-class/