News & Events

  • 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 Irish community!  The Maine Irish Heritage Trail is a self-guided walking tour through Portland and South Portland, showcasing […]
  • 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 homeland during the potato famine and sought refuge in Maine. Only a portion of these […]