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March 2008 Events Calendar



Cape Cod:Saturday, March 4, 2017 - - 11:00 am
Lawrence:Saturday, March 11, 2017 - - 1:00 pm
Newport, RI:Saturday, March 11, 2017 - - 11:00 am
Boston:Sunday, March 19, 2017 - - 1:00 pm
Holyoke:Sunday, March 19, 2017 - - Noon
Scituate:Sunday, March 19, 2017 - - 1:00 pm
Abington:Date TBD - - Check back for details
Walpole:Date TBD - - Check back for details
Worcester:Date TBD - - Check back for details

Dublin, Ireland:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - - Noon


Through March 26

Boston Harbor Hotel Presents: Boston Wine Festival

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
888-660-WINE or 617-330-9355 |

The Boston Wine Festival is surely one of Boston’s finest winter traditions. Now in its 28th year, the festival is led by founder and master chef Daniel Bruce of the hotel’s Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, known for its excellence in wine and food pairings. The festival features an all-star line up of wine makers from some of the world’s best wineries, plus top chefs and sommeliers. Activities range from walk-around receptions, featuring over 40 wines of a particular theme along with food buffets and dishes created by Chef Bruce; to intimate, four-course dinners hosted by winemakers or winery owners. The Boston Harbor Hotel offers special overnight stay packages for festival guests.

March 1 & 2

Irish Flag Raising and Opening Reception & Exhibit
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
South Lawrence Branch, 135 Parker Street, Lawrence
FREE event | Handicap Accessible

March 1, 2016  Irish Flag Raising,  Across from City Hall –Common St. @11 a.m.
March 2: Opening Reception and Exhibit - Lawrence Public Library. Open House 10 am–1 pm. Showcase of Irish books, CD’s and DVD’s – All Month (Mon., Wed., Sat: 10 am–5 pm). Sponsored by Division 8 & the Irish Foundation. Check back for full schedule, coming soon.

March 1-31

Discover Newport Presents:
The 39th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month

Newport Irish Heritage Month
Newport, RI

Celebrate all that is Irish during this exciting month-long event in Newport, RI. This comprehensive schedule is based on input from the the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Newport, Rhode Island AOH Pipes & Drums, the Newport Irish Heritage Association, the Museum of Newport Irish History, the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee, and other organizations which promote the Irish culture in Newport and the surrounding area. 

March 1

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Rúna | Skipper's Alley

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 p.m.
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This will be Rúna's second visit, and with some new recordings since, this promises to be a great Show. Sharing the bill is Skippers Alley, a 7-piece, acclaimed ensemble, making their Boston area debut. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.

March 8

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Téada with Seamus Begley

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 p.m.
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| | View Full Schedule

Teada wowed audiences in Boston and New Bedford when they joined the Celtic Sojourn troupe a few years back. Expect an entertaining night when you add in Seamus Begley (pictured) with a combination of accordion, dancing, story-telling and old-style singing. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.

March 5-April 3

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:

Huntington Theatre Company
BU Theatre, Avenue of the Arts
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times |

Lincoln and Booth are brothers: best friends and bitter rivals. Lincoln, a former 3-card monte hustler, works as a Lincoln impersonator in a shooting gallery; Booth is an aspiring grifter.  He tempts his brother to get back in the game, but the consequences could be deadly. Suzan-Lori Parks made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama with this darkly comic, deeply theatrical fable about family wounds and healing bonds. “Thrilling comic drama. Dazzlingly written!”— The New York Times

March 6, 13, 20, 27

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291 |

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.

March 11

JFK Library Presents:
Themselves - - An Immigrant's Story

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 am | Free | Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644 | Register here |

What is it like to leave home and settle in a new country? Follow a young nineteenth-century Irish woman on a journey to America. Hear about her struggle to begin a new life while keeping her Irish heritage alive in this interactive performance featuring storytelling, traditional music, and an Irish jig! 

March 11

Lawrence Hosts 146th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Banquet & Dance
As part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Firefighters Association Relief’s In.
One Market Street, South Lawrence
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Contact: Charles Breen: 508 328-0323

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with dancing to the Jolly Tinkers from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Awarding of the Richard Cardinal Cushing and Irishman & Irishwoman of the Year Awards. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations, supported in part by a grant from the Lawrence Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

March 17, 18 & 19

Irish Heritage Trail Guided Walking Tour

Tour begins at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common
Tour includes Sites 1 through 13
3 TOURS ONLY: March 17 @ 2:00 pm | March 18 @ 2:00 pm | March 19 @ 2:00 pm
$15 p.p. | $12 for students/seniors/military | Under 12: FREE | Tickets & Information here

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boston – the Capital of Irish America - BITA is offering guided tours of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail. The 75 minute walk led by an experienced tour guide takes you on 300 fascinating years of Boston’s unique Irish history and heritage. You’ll discover the Irish role in the Revolutionary War, learn about the 19th century Famine generation and the Irish part in the Civil War.  And you’ll discover famous and infamous politicians - from Curley and White to Collins and the Kennedys - who put their indelible stamp on the history of the city and the nation. Reservations recommended to secure your spot.

March 18

Lawrence Hosts 47th  Annual Saint Patrick'S Day Luncheon
As part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Firefighters Association Relief’s In.
One Market Street
South Lawrence
Noon | Jack Lahey: 603 898-7766

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage served at noon, with entertainment by the Silver Spears Irish Showband. Awarding of the John E. Fenton Citizenship Award. Part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations, and sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Handicap Accessible.

March 22

The Palace Theatre Presents:
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Place Theatre
80 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
7:30 pm | Box Office: (603) 668-5588 | Preferred Seating:$55.50, Regular seating: $40.50
Buy Tix! |

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band's achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call 'bagrock'. This global phenomenon conducts 200 live shows every year and have garnered 350,000 fans on Facebook. Check out their live show here, then purchase your tix so you don't miss out on this fun-filled night!

March 25

Discover Newport Presents:
The 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Rosecliff

Rosecliff Mansion
548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
10am | 401-847-1000

Join the Easter Bunny to share lots of eggs, candy, prizes and scrumptious seated brunch for everyone in the family. Space is limited and reservations are required. Questions about the event may be directed to This events sells out fast so buy your tickets now.

March 31-April 30

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
The Who & the What

Huntington Theatre Company
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
South End, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times

Brilliant novelist Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father discovers her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. A fierce and funny new play about relationships, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced.

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