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Annual Celtic Christmas Fair

Our Annual Celtic Christmas Fair will be held on November 13, 2021. This will be the 12th year we have teamed up with St. Luke’s, State Street Church, and 175 State Street to hold fairs on the same day, resulting in the State Street Holiday Stroll. Due to the...

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2022 Calendar – Premiere Edition

2022 Calendar – Premiere Edition

We are very pleased to offer the premiere edition of the Maine Irish Heritage Center's 2022 Calendar. It's a wonderful gift for yourself and for everyone on your gift list. By popular demand, this edition focuses on the people whose determination and indomitable...

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Irish Night at the Seadogs

Irish Night at the Seadogs

MIHC Family Night at Hadlock Field Seadogs 6, Senators 4 A walk-off two-run homer and a huge fireworks display topped off a great MIHC family night at Hadlock Field on July 24th. With more than 100 members, friends, and family in the stands, Maine Irish Night at the...

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Bloomsday 2021

Bloomsday 2021

Bloomsday - Virtual Edition! 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 Bloomsday apparel....

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Bealtaine Exhibition – Spring 2021

Bealtaine Exhibition – Spring 2021

FAILTE! WELCOME! Welcome to the Bealtaine 3×3 Exhibit, curated by Robin Savage. Bealtaine means “Bright Fire” and ritualizes the “well”-coming of Summer. Bealtaine welcomes the Light Half of the year – a concept we here in Maine can really understand!  Were we in...

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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 areas in Galway...

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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 Irish flag...

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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...

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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...

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