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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.