• Bloomsday,  Events

    IN MN’s Bloomsday Festival

    Join Irish Network Minnesota on Thursday, June 16th from 5 to 8 PM for our 5th Annual Bloomsday Festival at Summut Manor, 275 Summit Ave., St Paul, MN. $20 at the door includes: Appetizers, beer, wine, music by Katie McMahon, céilí dance, dramatic readings, best period dress contest, and presentation of our annual IN MN Bloomsday Literary Award. Link below for video from the 1st Bloomsday in 1954. https://youtu.be/A0gNNWHmj9Q Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh and friends set off on the historic first Bloomsday.

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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…

  • Events

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

    3/26/22 Join Irish Network MN Thursday, March 17th at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Saint Paul from 12 – 1:30 PM. Parade route this year starts in Rice Park (5th St & Market St) and will travel along 5th Street, ending near Mears Park (5th St & Sibley St). St. Paul St. Patrick’s day Association and Guinness are hosting a party in CHS Field at the end of the route to celebrate the return of the parade in 2022! See you there!

  • Events,  News

    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!

  • Bloomsday,  News

    “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…