• 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…

  • Events

    Saints Baseball – Irish Night

    Saint Paul Saints Baseball, Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Game starts at 7:07 PM It’s Irish Night in July! CHS Field 360 No Broadway Street, St Paul, MN Need tickets? Call Irish Network MN Vice President, Pat at 651-554-7074.

  • Bloomsday,  Events

    Thank you – Bloomsday 2022

    Thank you to all the Bloomsday attendees who joined us June 16 at Summit Manor in beautiful St. Paul. It was our best and biggest to date with a splendid cast of characters. Special congratulations to Brian Molloy, winner of second annual Bloomsday Literary award. Also, grateful to our keynote speaker and Joycean scholar, David Gardiner, who joined us from the University of St. Thomas Irish Studies program and provided background on Ulysses. Mark your calendars for next year. Special “Thank You” to David & Amber McLaughlin at Summit Manor, David Gardiner, Irish Fair Minnesota, Tom Dunn Photography, Brian Malloy, our “Ulysses” readers, Kevin and Sarah Geraghty, Dennis Stanton, Tom…

  • 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…