• Bloomsday

    Save the Date – Bloomsday 2024

    Irish Network MN is planning our 7th Annual Bloomsday Festival. Shamrocks Irish Nook 995 7th Street W, St Paul, MN 55102 Thursday – June 13, 2024 from 5 – 8 pm As part of the Bloomsday Festival – the Irish Network MN 4th Annual Literary award contest is open to published or self-published authors of poetry. Entries are judged on celtic subject matter, viewpoint or context, unique writing style and creativity. Electronic submissions only – open from January 1, 2024 to June 7, 2024 See our Bloomsday 2024 page under Menu for more details.

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    Dan Gleeson – Gallery Celtic Junction

    Irish Network participated in celebrating the architectural and artistic career of St Paul and Kerry native architect, Dan Gleeson, on Sunday 4/14 at the Celtic Junction. Selections from Dan’s extensive architectural portfolio will be on display in the lobby of Celtic Junction. Dan’s work encompasses the IDS Center in Minneapolis and countless other works including many in St Paul’s lowertown and the Wabasha Street bridge. Click here to listen to Celtic Junction’s oral history interview with Dan conducted late last year in 2023.

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    IN MN 4th Annual Literary Award 2024

    Irish Network Minnesota is hosting their annual Literary award again this year as part of our Bloomsday Festival. This year the contest is open to published or self-published authors of poetry. Submissions are open from January 1, 2024 to June 7, 2024 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 by e-mail. Award If you have a published work of poetry and would like to enter our contest, please submit an electronic copy of your work either in pdf form or word format to [email protected] or  [email protected] by June 7, 2024. We look forward to…

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    Celtic Woman Tour – State Theater – 4/16 @ 7PM

    The Grammy nominated Celtic Woman group will celebrate 20 years of music with a stop at the State Theater in Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 16th at 7 PM. Friends of Irish Network MN can use the promo code “Irish” to get discounts on tickets. Tickets at Celtic Woman.

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    St Patrick’s Association Distinguished Irish Woman of the Year for 2024

    Mary Sue McFarland Brooks President of Irish Network Minnesota and this year’s Distinguished Irish Woman for the Saint Paul St Patrick’s Day Association. May Sue’s contributions to the Irish Community include founding and serving as President of the Irish Network Minnesota chapter as well as being a founding member of Failte Minnesota. She is also a Committee Chair with the St. Patrick’s Association, and the Editor for Irish Gazette Media, an Irish American publication and social media company. 

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    St Paul Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2024

    This year’s parade will be on Saturday March 16, 2024 due to St Patrick’s day falling on Sunday this year. Join Irish Network MN at the parade from 12 noon – 1 PM. The St Paul St Patrick’s Day parade begins near Rice Park in St Paul. You are also invited to the St. Patrick’s Association of St. Paul’s annual Wearing of the Green Formal Dinner and Fundraiser Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:30 – 9 PM Fiesta Feliz Event Center, 2900 Rice Street, Saint Paul, MN Advanced Ticket Sales are now closed. Very limited tickets will be available at the door.

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    St. Patrick’s Athletic Club at Allianz Field in St Paul

    Show your Irish roots at Allianz Field on Wednesday, March 20th, as MN United Football Club takes on St. Patrick’s Athletic Club in an International Friendly! Here is a link to purchase tickets for the international friendly MNUFC versus St. Patrick’s Athletic. Below from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan 10, 2024 By Jerry Zgoda Star Tribune Photo: Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune Minnesota United will play Irish club St. Patrick’s Athletic in an international friendly at Allianz Field on March 20, three days after the Dublin-based team commemorates St. Patrick’s Day itself in the Twin Cities. It will come during a FIFA international break taking place after the Loons’ first…

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    Wonderful Gathering

    Thanks for the media coverage! Minnesota Section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune 2/1/2024. Irish Network Minnesota President Mary Sue McFarland, Board members, St Paul Saint Patrick’s Day dignitaries 2023 and friends. Photo credit from the Minneapolis Star Tribune – Angelina Katsanis

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    Thank You for Joining Us

    Irish Network Minnesota would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to everyone who took part in, helped plan and attended our St. Brigid Day Celebration 2024. Thank you to Carrie Finnigan & Jen Thissen, the Giggin Shielas, Mary Kruser, the St Paul – St Patrick’s Association, and the Dubliner Staff and Pub.

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    St Brigid’s Day 2024

    Join Irish Network Minnesota (INMN) on the eve of St Brigid’s day for our 2nd Annual gathering and presentation to celebrate and share a bit of history, tradition, stories, St Brigid Cross making demonstrations and song as we commemorate the 1500th anniversary of this 5th century woman, her life and legacy. Free no charge event. January 31, 2024 IN MN Lá Fhéile Bríde – St Brigid’s Day – 2024 Dubliner Pub, St Paul, MN from 6 -9 PM in the cafe space. Celebrating all Mná (women), the Celtic goddess, Saint Brigid of Kildare and Imbolc (the festival of spring)! Thank you to Carrie Finigan for your incredible and amazing artwork for our…