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    Planning for a New Year

    Irish Network Minnesota met recently to discuss and plan for 2023. We discussed our history and what we would like to accomplish in the coming year, 2023. IN MN is looking forward to hosting our Bloomsday Festival along with the Irish Network Bloomsday Literary Award again in June. We are also planning other events celebrating St Bridget’s Day (Feb 1st), St Patrick’s Day (Mar 17th) and multiple other local Irish cultural celebrations. More information to come in 2023.

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    Tribute for Ethna McKiernan

    From the Celtic Junction Facebook post 4/12/22 For those of you that knew her, read her and/or loved her, we have been asked by her family to announce that there will be a Memorial Service for Ethna McKiernan on May 14, 3pm at Spirit of St. Stephens – 5011 31st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN. Ethna passed away this past December from an aggressive form of cancer. Her obituary in the Irish Times covers much of her life and history: as fifth of nine children to Eoin McKiernan, as proprietress for Irish Books and Media, as a fearless champion for the homeless and as “a beautiful poet with an amazingly generous…

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    Book Review

    4/12/22 – Review by Mary McFarland Indestructible – Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in the Media Crisis By Molly McPherson Published by Mandala Tree Press, 2021 While many of us were deciding what color trainers to wear during the pandemic, McPherson summarized her considerable public relations experience into a factual, accessible crisis communication’s guide regarding the ‘cancel culture’ that we find ourselves in. Indestructible is a must-read for business owners and communicators to understand how reputations are destroyed or restored in an instant. McPherson outlines the current social media toolbox available to businesses and organizations and all who have a network to keep engaged. The author has an enviable resume as…

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    March Out Hunger

    Help Irish Network Minnesota, Extended Exposure and Minnesota Food Share this March to end hunger in Minnesota! In the Spirit of Saint Patrick, we would like your help to fight Hunger. The Irish, who are no strangers to hunger, are once again excited to join this year’s effort to March Out Hunger during the month of March. Minnesota Food Share has a Campaign to March Out Hunger. It is a statewide, grassroots food-drive, in which, every dollar donated goes to local food shelves. According to Hunger Facts MINNESOTA*, in 2021, the projected food insecurity rate was 8.6% in Minnesota, up from 7.7% in 2019. A whopping 3.7 million visits were…

  • Bloomsday,  Events,  News

    Bloomsday Planning for 2022

    1/28/22 Board Members met last evening to begin planning for our 2022 – Bloomsday Festival! Join Irish Network MN on Thursday, June 16, 2022 for our 5th annual Bloomsday Festival. We will again be celebrating at the beautiful Summit Manor from 5 – 8 PM. Come for an exciting evening filled with drama, costumes, music, dancing, conversations, food, drinks and fun! More information to follow! Sláinte!

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    “Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey”

    1/10/2022 This year 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. IN MN would like to congratulate Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall on his new book, “Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey” published Jan 14, 2022. Ambassador Mulhall’s book can be ordered from @NewIslandBooks through this link. From the website https://www.newisland.ie/nonfiction/ulysses-readers-odyssey: Marking the centenary of Ireland’s – and possibly the world’s – most famous novel, this joyful introductory guide opens up Ulysses to a whole new readership, offering insight into the literary, historical and cultural elements at play in James Joyce’s masterwork. Both eloquent and erudite, this book is an initiation into the wonders of Joyce’s writing and of the…

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    Planning for a New Year!

    11/18/21 – Our Board Members met last evening to begin planning our upcoming partnerships and events. We are excited and looking forward to a great year! We welcome two new members to our board – Kathy Luby and Amaya Cork and our new Vice President, Pat Duffy!

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    Bloomsday News Release

    Bloomsday News Release ST PAUL, MN,  June 16 is observed around the world as Bloomsday, a celebration of James Joyce and his epic Ulysses, a novel that has been called everything from masterfully moving to hilariously obscene. Hosted by Irish Network-Minnesota for the fourth year, St. Paul joins cities around the world from Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Italy and throughout the U.S. in getting the Bloomsday party started. Whether you like the novel or not, whether you think it is the greatest book ever written or not, after 97 years Ulysses is still being read, enjoyed, discussed, reinterpreted and rediscovered,” said Patrick Coleman, Acquisition Librarian, Minnesota Historical Center, “a Homeric achievement!”    The virtual…

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    Bloomsday 2021

    Join Irish Network Minnesota for our 4th Annual Bloomsday Festival. This year’s virtual event will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:30 PM. To join the event click below for your free ticket and link! Tune in and celebrate Bloomsday and James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. Hosted by Stephen Murray, this online event that will feature live music, poetry, an award presentation, and (of course) a reading of the famous novel. You may also come and celebrate with IN MN at the Dubliner Pub for a Bloomsday Festival Watch Party. 2162 University Avenue West, St Paul, MN at 7:30 PM. Period attire always encouraged! Celebrate James Joyce’s “Ulysses” the novel…

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    Celtic Junction Virtual Tour

    Join Irish Network Minnesota in supporting Celtic Junction Arts Center (CJAC). The Celtic Junction was created in 2009 to celebrate and nurture thriving Celtic Arts in Minnesota by supporting local artists and facilitating the education of those arts to the local community. In the link below, CJAC Executive Director, Natalie O’Shea and Board of Directors President, Cormac Ó Sé bring you on a tour of the Arts Center and it’s programs. Enjoy the virtual tour of this wonderful facility along with an introduction to Celtic Junction Arts Center. Visit Celtic Junction’s support page to make a donation, volunteer or be a sponsor! Photo and content courtesy of Celtic Junction Arts…