BOOKS AND LECTURES

“The Irish of Portland, Maine: A History of Forest City Hibernians”

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 7:25 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.

Location: Maine Irish Heritage Center, Corner of State and Gray Streets, Portland, Maine

For more information: Pat McBride; 207-780-0118; maineirish.com

From a small group of early arrivals facing hardship and discrimination, the Portland Irish became a powerful political force. Matthew Jude Barker tells this immigrant success story and signs copies of his new book, published by The History Press.

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