• Events

    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.

  • News

    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…

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    St Paul – Memorial to the Great Irish Famine

    News Notice: For Immediate Release Community Meeting: Should Saint Paul Have a Memorial to the Great Irish Famine?Short presentation by Author Nora Murphy and Labor Communicator Chris ShieldsFacilitated Discussion by Retired Macalester College professor Peter RachleffWednesday, Jan 10, 7 p.m. Eastside Freedom Library, Saint Paul, tea & snacks provided. Contact: Alyssa Ford, 612-568-0859

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    Ethna “Essie” McKiernan – Honored Alum

    Minnesota poet and social advocate, Ethna McKiernan was honored this past summer by her High School – Visitation School, Mendota Heights, MN. Excerpt from Visitation School Vision! newsletter: The Visitation Alumnae Board honored Essie McKiernan ‘69 posthumously as the 2023 Distinguished Alumna on August 11, 2023. Essie’s sister Nuala McKiernan Rosensteel ‘66 spoke at the event, celebrating Essie’s legacy as a poet and an advocate for the homeless. Essie shared her heart and talents with the world in the everyday moments of life. She had a strong and lasting relationship with Sister Peronne Marie; the two shared a great love of poetry. Essie offers to us an example of what it means…

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    Looking ahead to 2024

    IN MN Board members recently met to plan a few special events we will be hosting in 2024. January 31, 2024 – Celebrate with IN MN Lá Fhéile Bríde – St Brigid’s Day 2024 at the Dubliner Pub – celebrating all Mná (women), the Celtic goddess, Saint and Imbolc (the festival of spring). May 2024 – IN MN 2023 Literary Award in poetry June 13, 2024 – IN MN 7th Annual Bloomsday Festival Here are a few other Irish related events taking place in St Paul this coming Spring. March 9, 2024 – Sr. Celeste’s Sinners & Saints Bingo – Sr. Celestine Howard (Sr. Celeste) will be presenting this event…

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    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!