Upcoming Events

Date: August 5, 2015 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Date: August 10, 2015 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Date: August 12, 2015 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Coming soon to The ICC Canton




Saturday, August 8 2015 1-4.30pm

Newfoundland & Cape Breton Roots, Eh?


1:00 – Introduction with Richard Reid

Richard will cover what is on the seminar CD and the order for the day. We will preview a short video called “An Overview of Canadian Records”. Richard and Joe Petrie, the two

Friends of Irish Research presenters, are members of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

1:30 - Newfoundland Research with Joe Petrie (Q & A Session follows)

 Joe’s parents were from Cape Breton. Six of his Ancestors were Newfoundlanders who were originally from Ireland. As a regular contributor to Newfoundland Ancestor,

published by the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Joe has a vast knowledge of resources that are available to researchers. His Newfoundland Ancestor articles are available

on the Friends of Irish Research website. Click on Joe’s Free Web Sites and Publications Tabs to see all of his writings. 

Joe will focus on using free Newfoundland web sites: FamilySearch, Ancestry Library and Newfoundland Grand Banks web sites - to find your relatives in Newfoundland. In addition to Ancestry,

he’ll cover two subscription sources. For the latter, he’ll show the cemetery database of FHSNL and of StonePics which has documented most of the cemeteries in Newfoundland. 

2:30 – Nova Scotia with Richard Reid 

Richard will focus on free Censuses, the normal starting point for professional genealogists. He’ll cover the Automated Censuses of 1852, 1901 and of 1911 (and other censuses in Ancestry).

For Vitals (Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials), he’ll focus on NovaScotiagenealogy.org which for some Counties has been recently updated to 1964.

He will also explore a variety of traditional and some non-traditional research sites. 

3:30 –Cape Breton with Joe Petrie & Richard Reid (Q & A Session follows) 

Joe is a Research Correspondent for CBGHA. CBGHA resources are available to access at the weekly Friends meetings. For free databases, Joe will explore the RC Diocese of

Antigonish in Family Search (mostly Christenings and Marriages) and Cape Breton GenWeb (for obituaries). He’ll use the updated links document to identify the many free

services available to help you in your research of your Cape Breton heritage. At the end, Richard Reid (a native of North Sydney) will show some of his family research in Cape Breton.


You may register for the seminar by calling Nicola Murphy at 781-821-8291 x103

or emailing friendsofirishresearch@gmail.com. 


This weekend's Boston Northeast GAA Schedule

Wed, Aug 05

17.30  McAnespies v Connacht Gaels


Sat, Aug 08

16.30  Cork v Wolfe Tones

17.45 Fr.Tom Burkes v Worcester

16.15  Hartford v Donegal (B Field)

17.30 Shannon Blues v Galway (B Field)


Sun, Aug 09

12pm  Connacht Ladies v Tir na nOg

13.15 Donegal v McAnespies

14.30 Galway v Connemara Gaels

15.45 Wexford v Fr.Tom Burkes

17.00 Shannon Blues v Wolfe Tones

16.15  McAnespies v Cork (B Field)


For up to date results and pictures see www.bostongaa.com

or FB 'bostonnortheastgaa'



Live Broadcast Games from Ireland

Saturday, Aug 08

11am Tyrone vs Monaghan (Football)

1pm Donegal v Mayo (Football)


Sunday, Aug 09

8.30am Galway v Kilkenny (Minor Hurling)

10.30am Waterford v Kilkenny (Hurling)



Learn to Jive and Waltz this September at the ICC.

4 week class starting 9/8 is only $50

Call now to register at 781 821 8291! 



Reserve your team now by calling Nicola Murphy

at 781 821 8291 x103

or email nmurphy@irishculture.org.

VACANCY - Position of Administrative Assistant

The Consulate-General of Ireland, Boston, would like to invite interested candidates to apply for the position of Administrative Assistant. The full-time position will become available on 31st of August 2015. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the processing of Irish passport applications. Other duties may also be assigned to them as the need arises.   

Candidates should possess excellent administrative skills and experience, a sense of initiative and the ability to work well under pressure, both alone and as part of a team. Knowledge of Ireland, its culture and languages desirable. Other terms and conditions apply.

 Applications, together with a Curriculum Vitae/resumé, should be sent to Ms. Jillian O’Keeffe, Vice-Consul, Consulate-General of Ireland, 535 Boylston St, Boston MA 02116 or by email to bostoncongen@dfa.ie by Friday 14th of August 2015.







Music /Games this weekend at the ICC 

Our Pub & Restaurant are open every Friday & Saturday from 6pm.  

Friday Night Beginner Traditional Session at 7pm / Advanced Session at 8pm - Everyone Welcome


Our Library is open every Friday from 7-9pm.

Why not come over for a browse and stay for dinner and a drink !


Did you know our Function Rooms are available to rent for private functions?

Communions, Christenings, Private Parties all welcome. In house catering and full bar

available.  Call Sophie to book at 781 821 8291 x111



  Our mission and who we are - 



We are the only umbrella Organization for those who wish to recognize and promote the importance of Irish History and Culture through programs that utilize the:

   1. Availability of our outstanding campus; Open and Accessible to all, to focus on.
   2. Music / Dance / Arts / Literature of the Irish people
   3. Sports as an important part of the Irish Culture
   4. Applying Irish History to Modern Day Realities
   5. Language and Genealogy
   6. An Umbrella organization, helping other organizations to prosper

Founded in 1989, the mission of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England (ICCNE) is to promote and organize Irish cultural, educational, sporting and social events. We aim to establish and sustain a facility where current and future generations of the New England community can participate in activities that promote Irish culture and heritage.

Click here to see a Video History of the Irish Cultural Centre.




The Irish Cultural Centre would like to thank the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs

for its continued support and contribution towards Program Development.





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