• Bloomsday

    Thank You – Bloomsday in St Paul 2023

    Thank you to everyone who joined Irish Network MN on June 15, 2023 to celebrate Bloomsday in St Paul. It was so lovely to see everyone and great to see some familiar and new faces. Congratulations to Bill Watkins the winner of Irish Network MN 3rd Annual Literary award for his nonfictional work “A Celtic Childhood”. Special thank you to David & Amber McLaughlin at Summit Manor, keynote speaker James Tarbox, sponsors Dennis Stanton and Denise Lien and the Men’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Archbishop John Ireland Division 4. Thank you also to our “Ulysses” readers, musicians Norah Randall & Mary Vanorny, Brian Boru piper Jimmy, literary judges Jim Walsh…

  • Bloomsday,  Events

    IN MN 3rd Annual Literary Award

    Irish Network Minnesota is hosting their annual Literary award again this year for Minnesota authors. Please send us your Irish, Ireland, Celtic related non-fiction work for a chance at our award of $1,000. Here are the details for submitting your work: Open call for submissions 2023 Submissions are open March 1, 2023 through June 1, 2023. Eligibility The entries will be judged on: Submission guidelines Electronic submissions (pdf or word format) via e-mail only, reprints and multiple submissions will be accepted if submitted by individual e-mail. Award Send your electronic submissions to [email protected] by June 1, 2023. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Bloomsday,  Events

    Bloomsday 2023

    Join Irish Network for our 6th Annual Bloomsday Festival Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 5 – 8 PM Summit Manor Reception House 275 Summit Avenue – Saint Paul, MNBuy your event tickets here . See our Bloomsday 2023 Page under Menu for more details!

  • Events

    IN Mn – Saint Patrick’s Day 2023

    Irish Network MN at the St Patrick’s Day Parade. It was another great day for a parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota! A little bit chilly but still fun from the mass at the Cathedral of St Paul sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to the parade from Rice Park to Mears Park and CHS field. Thank you St. Paul St. Patrick’s day Association and Guinness are hosting another great Ballpark Hooley (Presented by Guinness) at the end of the parade! Photos courtesy of Lauri Ingram.

  • News

    Tribute to Des

    We lost a special friend and vital member of our Irish community this past January 2023. Board member, Des Keogh passed away at home on 1/5/23 surrounded by his loving family and wonderful wife Pat. Des was always the gentleman, an inspiration and role model to all of us. He showed us how to live and enjoy life fully. Irish Network MN remembers him in our sorrow and happy memories. Go ndéana Dia grásta ar a anam dílis.

  • Events

    Katie McMahon – Celtic Christmas

    The family tradition is back! Katie McMahon’s Celtic Christmas 2022 The O’Shaughnessy at St Catherine University 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105 Friday, December 09, 2022 Doors Open: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm $5 to $28 Katie McMahon has graced stages around the world as the original voice of Riverdance. Her ode to the holidays, Celtic Christmas, celebrates the season through a family-friendly program of traditional Christmas carols, stories and lively Irish dance. The winter solstice has always been a time of hope and rebirth and after a break of 3 years, we are back to help you celebrate this joyful time! Katie is joined on stage by her talented…

  • Events,  News

    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.

  • Bloomsday,  Events

    Literary Award

    IN MN Annual Bloomsday Literary Award Irish Network Minnesota hosts an annual Literary Award for local authors as part of our Bloomsday Festival. This year our contest will be open to published Minnesota authors of non-fiction with Irish or Irish American ties. More information will be available in the upcoming months.

  • Events

    An Evening with John Dingley

    Presented by the Celtic Junction Arts Center Concert Series and Events. November 20 @ 6:30 pm $15.00 – $20.00 Join IN MN members for an evening of entertainment with local Welsh-native, singer, poet, actor, author, and character extraordinaire! John will also be signing copies of his latest book, A Visit Home. Presented by Out of the Mist Celtic Theatre and the St. David’s Society. Online tickets will be available till 2 pm on the day of show. After that, you may purchase admission at the door.

  • Events

    Hardship to Hope: James Hack Tuke, Archbishop Ireland and the Irish Emigration of the 1800s

    On Thursday, November 17, the Center for Irish Studies, and St. Thomas Libraries will co-host the Center for Irish Studies Fall 2022 Symposium. Originally distinguished as the first public event on campus that was cancelled in 2019 because of the pandemic, the Center and University Libraries are delighted to host three well-known scholars – Jane Kennedy, Leslie Thomas, and Charlie Heyman. The event will include the exhibition, “Fleeing from the Famine,” curated by Dr. Gerard Moran (National University of Ireland – Galway) and Dr. Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University). The exhibit is in the O’Shaughnessy- Frey Library lobby. The symposium will occur in room 108 (the “leather room” of the library…