Please join us when the Maine Irish Heritage Center welcomes: Suzanne Stempek Shea and Mags Roirdan. Suzanne will be speaking about her remarkable book, “This is Paradise: An Irish mother’s grief, an African village’s plight, and the medical clinic that brought fresh hope to both,” about Mags’ work… Read More
    March 17th, Tuesday, 8:30 A.M. Irish Flag Raising Over Portland Join us at 8:30 A.M. on the front steps of the Maine Irish Heritage Center to walk through the old Irish neighborhood to Harborview Park, where the Irish flag will be raised in honor of our… Read More
    March 15th Sunday, 1:00 P.M. After the Parade Celebration The Irish American Club & the Maine Irish Heritage Center invite you to warm up after the parade with lots of food, fun, music, dancing & celebrate the Sisters of Mercy’s 150 years of service to Maine. Read More
    March 4th Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. Ireland 101: Irish Food This month’s discussion is about Irish food, customs, holiday celebrations, popular weeknight meals and the Irish kitchen. Ireland is home to the emerging slow food movement as most food in Ireland is locally produced. Learn tips from… Read More
    Irish Soda Bread Contest February 28th at 1 p.m. Come join the Irish American Club of Maine and the Maine Irish Heritage Center for this fun filled afternoon as a kick-off to our month of the Irish. Tea and soda bread will be served. Read More
    Ireland 101: The Irish Language February 4th at 7:00 p.m. Come join the MIHC and learn about the history of the Irish language. Discover firsthand how and why Ireland made the decision to invest in their native language. Did you know… Read More
    Black 47 Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 9:00 PM EDT (8:00 PM Doors) Taking their name from the worst year of the Irish Potato Famine, Black 47 burst onto the American scene in 1993 with its single, Funky Céilí from the CD, Fire of Freedom. The… Read More
    Welcome of Irish Consulate Tuesday October 21st at 7:00 PM Please join the Maine Irish Heritage Center (MIHC) and the Irish American Club of Maine in welcoming the Consul General of Ireland Brendan O’Caollai along with the Vice Consul Jillian O’Keeffe. This historic visit will… Read More
    Duchas Lecture: The Vikings in Ireland: A Meeting and Melding October 26 @ 2:00 pm Award-winning Maine author James L. Nelson returns to the MIHC with “Dubh-linn,” the second book in his trilogy “The Norsemen Saga.” Jim’s talk will focus on how the Vikings became integrated… Read More
    Maine Irish Heritage Center Hosts Art Exhibit “Imagining Ireland” PORTLAND, Maine (August 28th) – The Maine Irish Heritage Center (MIHC) will host a First Friday Art Walk event on September 5. “Imagining Ireland” will feature over 25 local artists including Evelyn Dunphy,Gayl McNally and Ginny… Read More
    PORTLAND, Maine — Each year, the Maine Irish Heritage Center participates in the State Street Stroll, a collection of craft fairs up and down State Street. We are pleased to team up with Mercy Hospital, St. Luke’s Church and the State Street Church to bring you this kick… Read More
    The Maine Irish Heritage Center will honor banker and philanthropist Moira Hastings Fuller with its sixth annual Claddagh Award at a dinner celebration at the Center on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. “We are particularly proud to honor Moira Hastings Fuller with this award,” said Mary McAleney,… Read More
    MONICA WOOD, AUTHOR OF WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS: A MEMOIR FROM MEXICO, MAINE TO SPEAK AT THE MAINE IRISH HERITAGE CENTER PORTLAND: “In Mexico, Maine, where I grew up, you couldn’t find a single Mexican.” So begins the prize-winning memoir by Maine author… Read More