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    • 11/17/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA

    John Boyle O’Reilly: Irish and American Patriot and Champion of Social Justice

    The strength of John Boyle O’Reilly’s commitment to his native Ireland’s cause is a central theme of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s “Famine, Friends and Fenians” Exhibit, tracing as it does his own dramatic escape from Australia’s Freemantle prison colony and later his role in orchestrating the Catalpa voyage that liberated six of his former Fenian colleagues in 1876.  O’Reilly’s status as an iconic Irish American leader rests also upon the huge and crucial contributions he made as editor of Boston’s Pilot newspaper and as a political activist to the vibrancy of the Irish nationalist movement, American democracy and the causes of racial and social justice.  His literary talents won him acclaim from all sections of American society and helped to build bridges of understanding between the Irish diasporic community and the New England literati. This talk will focus on his services to the Irish nationalist cause as well as to his eloquent and passionate advocacy of the rights of all those who were victims of economic, social, racial, and political discrimination and injustice between his arrival in America in 1870 and his untimely passing in 1890.

    • 12/15/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • M.J. O'Connor's at Park Plaza, 27 Columbus Avenue, Boston

    The Charitable Irish  Society and The Eire Society of Boston
    pleased to announce holiday festivities
    to celebrate the joy and light of the 
    Christmas and Hanukah seasons.

    A limited number of tickets are available for
    the 1:00 p.m. performance on December 15th to
    Brian O’Donovan’s “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
    at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
    219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.

    Tickets are $68 per person and will be  
    issued on a first come first serve basis.
    Please contact Hilda Landry at hilda.landry@smithduggan.com
    if you 
    wish to reserve tickets.

    Following the performance, festivities will continue
    from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at
    M.J.  O’Connor’s, Park Plaza
    27 Columbus Avenue, Boston 02216.

    Tickets to M.J. O'Connor's are $35 and
    will cover the cost of refreshments and appetizers.




Past events

10/25/2019 Poetry & Prose From Across the Atlantic
09/18/2019 Silver Key Fundraiser and Awards Reception
05/24/2019 Memorial Day Remembrance; Wreath Laying Ceremony
05/14/2019 Farewell Reception for Consul General Fionnuala Quinlan and Vice Consul General Aoife Budd, May 14, 2019
11/29/2018 Harvest and Holly Gathering
10/04/2018 2018 Silver Key Awards
09/20/2018 Cambridge History of Ireland Launch
08/10/2018 Celtic Connections Conference
06/25/2018 Appreciation Luncheon, Monday, June 25, 2018
06/09/2018 Irish For Pride
05/25/2018 Memorial Day Remembrance, May 25, 2018
04/28/2018 John Hume, His Vision and Legacy for Ireland
03/17/2018 The Charitable Irish Society's 281st St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
01/31/2018 The Civil War Letters of Florence Burke, an Irish Famine Immigrant
12/06/2017 19th Silver Key Awards Reception
10/25/2017 Poetry & Prose From Across the Atlantic
09/14/2017 IRISH MONUMENT TROLLEY TOUR - September 14, 2017
09/08/2017 President's Reception, September 8, 2017
06/02/2017 Memorial Day Remembrance, June 2, 2017
05/13/2017 Famine, Friends & Fenians
04/12/2017 Kevin Barry: A Writer's Apprenticeship
03/17/2017 Charitable Irish Society's 280th St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
02/10/2017 The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
11/18/2016 A Celebration of Irish Revolutionary Women and the Irish Language
11/09/2016 Fall 2016 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies lecture, presented by literary critic and poet Louis de Paor
10/18/2016 Burns Library Event Announcement - Poems of Repossession, October 18, 2016
10/17/2016 A Celebration of Irish Revolutionary Women and the Irish Language
09/30/2016 Plough and the Stars
09/26/2016 Boston College Irish Studies film screening, Sept. 26 - 1916: The Irish Rebellion
09/09/2016 Exhibition - "The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising"
05/27/2016 Memorial Day Rememberance
04/06/2016 British Society - Tartan Day Celebration
03/17/2016 St. Patrick`s Day 279th Anniversary Dinner
03/02/2016 Spring 2016 Burns Scholar Lecture at Burns Library, Boston College
02/02/2016 Tuesday, Feb. 2: Dr. Raghnall O'Floinn on the National Museum of Ireland
12/13/2015 Celtic Sojourn After Party
12/13/2015 Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan
11/24/2015 Welcome Reception for the Irish Consul General, Fionnuala Quinlan and Vice Consul Meg Laffan
10/30/2015 Lecture on the Irish National Famine Museum by Caroilin Callery
10/24/2015 Celebrating W.B. Yeats at Boston College
10/14/2015 2015 Silver Key Awards Reception
08/18/2015 Charles River Sunset Cruise - farewell to Consul General of Ireland Breandán Ó Caollaí
06/27/2015 Martha's Vineyard - cocktails with the Consul General of Ireland Breandán Ó Caollaí
06/02/2015 An evening with the Consuls General
05/28/2015 Irish Night at Pops
05/22/2015 Memorial Day Remembrance
04/23/2015 "Journey Toward Hope" - A Night of Appreciation
03/21/2015 The Arts and Crafts Movement - Making it Irish
03/17/2015 St. Patrick`s Day Anniversary Dinner
03/17/2015 The Charitable Irish Society 278th Annual Meeting
01/26/2015 One Story Draws Another: Staff selections from the Irish collections at the Burns Library
12/09/2014 Gaelic Roots Christmas Concert Presented by Boston College
11/19/2014 Academy Award Nominee Documentary, Which Way Home
10/15/2014 2014 Silver Key Awards Reception
09/13/2014 Kilted pub crawl to support the Scots' Charitable Society and the Charitable Irish Society
05/23/2014 Annual Memorial Day Remembrance
03/17/2014 St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
05/24/2013 2013 Memorial Day Observance
05/24/2013 Memorial Lunch - Union Club
05/08/2013 Board of Directors Meeting
05/05/2013 "The Irish Servant Girl"
04/10/2013 Board of Directors Meeting
03/17/2013 St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
03/16/2013 Annual Meeting of the Society - Boston
01/23/2013 President's Reception
11/29/2012 2012 Silver Key Awards Reception

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