Upcoming Events at MIHC

Saturday, September 14th

MIHC Annual Golf Tournament

Riverside Golf Course

There is still time to enter a foursome in our tournament on Sept. 14th. Individual walk-on golfers must register by 11:30 on Saturday at Riverside Golf Course.

Not only a great day of golf, but the day will end with an auction of some great prizes.

The prizes include:

A timeshare week in Ireland at Killarney Golf Club.

A 2 night stay at Rossport By The Sea in Eastport, ME

Gift Certificates for fine dining JP’s, Parkers, cruise on Casco Bay Lines, golf at Riverside and family memberships and DNA research at MIHC. Private tour of Portland Fire Museum for 10 and a special  private historical walk in Portland’s Irish West End,including tea and soda bread for 15. Sea Dog tickets and more.

There are three levels of sponsorship:

Platinum – Includes four team members, sign on the course, carts, dinner and door prizes.

Gold – Includes four team members, carts, dinner and door prizes.

Silver – Includes sign on the course sponsoring one hole, dinner for 4.

Individual – If you want to play along but don’t have enough people for a foursome, then you can pay an individual fee.

To download a sign-up sheet, click here.  You can submit the completed form by either taking a photo of it with your phone and emailing to maineirish@maineirish.com or mailing to: MIHC, PO Box 7588, Portland, ME 04112

For more information email maineirish@maineirish.com or call 207-780-0118

 

July – October

Historical Walking Tour In Portland’s Irish West End

West End, Portland

Step back in time and explore the origins of Portland’s Irish community with a stroll through the neighborhood anchored by the former St. Dominic’s parish. Visit significant historical sites and hear stories of the Irish immigrants who worked Portland’s docks, built its railroads and made countless contributions to the city’s civic life.

The tour begins inside the former sanctuary at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray Street and ends with a visit to the Portland Fire Museum, 157 Spring Street.

Join us after the tour at MIHC for tea, coffee and Irish soda bread until 1:30 p.m.
This 90-minute walking tour will be offered to MIHC members the second Wednesday of the month, July through October 2019

● July 10, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


● August 14, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

● September 11, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

● October 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Space is limited and reservations are requested. Contact maineirish@maineirish.com to reserve your spot.

Tell your friends! Ask them to consider becoming a member of the Maine Irish Heritage Center to take advantage of this great member benefit.

 

 

September 19th

Half Way to Saint Patrick’s Day

Bull Feeney’s Irish Restaurant and Pub – 5-8:00 pm

t is that time of year for the Irish American Club’s Half Way to Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser at Bull Feeney’s on Thursday, September 19th from 5 to 8 pm with live music, beer special and raffle. Come join your friends from many of Maine’s Irish Organizations to help support the Saint Patrick’s Parade 2020. Your support is deeply appreciated.

Celebrate Half – Saint Patrick’s Day And Support the 2020 Saint Patrick’s Parade

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/

Wednesday October 2nd

MIHC Book Group

Maine Irish Heritage Center Library – 6 pm

What: We will be reading “Ancient Light” by John Banville
“Ancient Light” by John Banville is a Man Booker award winning novel that explores the concept of memory. Actor Alexander Cleave an actor in the twilight of his career reflects on his life.

Facilitator: Susan Flaherty, MIHC Librarian

Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions reach out to Sue at suejflaherty@gmail.com

We plan to meet every other month. The next meeting will be Wed. December 4th.

October 3 & 17, November 7, 14 & 21

Ceili Dance Classes

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

The Irish American Club is pleased to announce that Ceili dance classes will be held again this fall. Morrigan Burns will be leading the classes from 7-8:30 pm downstairs at the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

Cost will be $15 for IAC members, $25 for non-members for the whole session or $3 and $5 respectively for drop-ins. Exact change or checks please

All are welcome! No experience or partner necessary!! Great fun and learning in a casual group.

For more information: https://www.irishofmaine.org/events/

October 10th – 20th

Irish American Club Tour

Ireland

Independent Ireland offers a joint collaboration that merges your vision with the expertise of a specialized Ireland vacation consultant. The end result is the creation of the ultimate custom-made travel experience. This trip is all about YOU. Your personal discovery of a grand destination, your connection to the sights, your reaction to the sounds…take it all in at your own pace, it’s your adventure and our expertise.

For more information visit independentireland.com

 

November 9th

Annual Celtic Christmas Fair

Maine Irish Heritage Center

Our Annual Celtic Christmas Fair will be held November 9, 2019. This will be the tenth year we have combined forces with Mercy Hospital, St. Luke’s, State Street Church and  75 State Street to hold holiday fairs on the same day, resulting in the State Street Holiday Stroll. Every year the event has grown and we look forward to an even larger turnout in 2019.

The Celtic Christmas Fair features a light luncheon menu, beverages, baked goods, a raffle table, live musical entertainment, as well as a performance by the Stillson School of Irish Dance. We draw crowds to the Celtic Christmas Fair for the beautiful artistry as well as the luncheon and lively entertainment. We hope you can join us for what has become a wonderful holiday tradition.

Download the Celtic Fair Artist Sign-up sheet.

 

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