Explore the Origins of Portland’s Irish Community

Step back in time and join us for a tour of the Irish neighborhood anchored by the former St. Dominic’s parish. We’ll start our tour in the former sanctuary of St. Dominic’s Church, capped off with a stroll through 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.

This 90-minute walking 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.

Tours will be offered monthly once we are cleared by State of Maine Guidelines to reopen.

Tours are free for MIHC members and $10 for guests. Space is limited and reservations are requested. Use the form below 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.