• 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…

  • Events,  Membership,  News

    Planning for a New Year!

    11/18/21 – Our Board Members met last evening to begin planning our upcoming partnerships and events. We are excited and looking forward to a great year! We welcome two new members to our board – Kathy Luby and Amaya Cork and our new Vice President, Pat Duffy!

  • Events

    Ten Men Dead- A Minnesota Remembrance of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike

    Ten Men Dead- A Minnesota Remembrance of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 3 PM – 6 PM at the Dubliner Pub The event is free and all are welcome. Join us as we recognize the 40th anniversary of the Irish Hunger Strikers – Ten political prisoners who died in 1981. The event will include biographies of the prisoners, readings from their letters, music and refreshments. Presented as a partnership with Irish Fair of Minnesota, Minnesotan’s for a United Ireland, the Irish Gazette, the Communications Workers of America Local 7250, the St Paul’s St Patrick’s Day Parade Association and the Dubliner Pub. More than 100,000 people…

  • News

    Bloomsday News Release

    Bloomsday News Release ST PAUL, MN,  June 16 is observed around the world as Bloomsday, a celebration of James Joyce and his epic Ulysses, a novel that has been called everything from masterfully moving to hilariously obscene. Hosted by Irish Network-Minnesota for the fourth year, St. Paul joins cities around the world from Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Italy and throughout the U.S. in getting the Bloomsday party started. Whether you like the novel or not, whether you think it is the greatest book ever written or not, after 97 years Ulysses is still being read, enjoyed, discussed, reinterpreted and rediscovered,” said Patrick Coleman, Acquisition Librarian, Minnesota Historical Center, “a Homeric achievement!”    The virtual…

  • Events

    Bloomsday Event 2021

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for Irish Network Minnesota’s (virtual) 2021 – 4th Annual – Bloomsday Festival! Special thanks to Stephen Murray whose wonderful direction, creative scripting and emceeing brought a complicated chapter of “Ulysses” to life! We so appreciate Stephen’s creativity, hard work and extensive time spent on making this year’s virtual Bloomsday Festival a wonderful experience for everyone! Thank you to Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland, Norma Ces, Assistant to the Ambassador and Ragnar Eamon Almqvist, Irish Cultural Attache. Thank you to our wonderful artists and readers Sean Ewert, John Highberger, Carrie Harding, Paul Miller, Kathy Luby, Dan Gleason and Eddie Owens. Congratulations to Ethna McKieran,…

  • Events,  News

    Bloomsday 2021

    Join Irish Network Minnesota for our 4th Annual Bloomsday Festival. This year’s virtual event will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:30 PM. To join the event click below for your free ticket and link! Tune in and celebrate Bloomsday and James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. Hosted by Stephen Murray, this online event that will feature live music, poetry, an award presentation, and (of course) a reading of the famous novel. You may also come and celebrate with IN MN at the Dubliner Pub for a Bloomsday Festival Watch Party. 2162 University Avenue West, St Paul, MN at 7:30 PM. Period attire always encouraged! Celebrate James Joyce’s “Ulysses” the novel…

  • Events

    St Patrick’s Day 2021 – Irish Music & Dance Association

    The Irish Music and Dance Association (IMDA) St Patrick’s Day Pajama Party celebration. This year’s celebration will be a fully virtual presentation, with Irish music, Irish dance and Irish theatre throughout the big day – Wednesday, March 17, 2021. IMDA will be bringing you some of your old favorite music and Irish dancing. Three sets of entertainment are planned –a morning set, a mid-day set and an afternoon set. Tune in to the IMDA website or the IMDA Facebook Page and join in a full day of wonderful entertainment featuring our own local talented musicians, dancers and actors. Image and information from the IMDA website. Link to IMDA March Newsletter…

  • Events

    March On! And Help to March Out Hunger 2021

    Annually, IN MN and our partner March Out Hunger (MOH) team up with the Saint Paul St Patrick’s Day Association along with the Minnesota FoodShare program. The Irish are no strangers to hunger and as we know 2020-2021 has been a very difficult hear.  MANY people have been experiencing hunger- even those right in our neighborhoods.  Join us at this year’s 2021 Irish Mask-arade, a St. Patrick’s Day Drive-Thru celebration in Saint Paul. We will be at the parade collecting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies.  Look for the Finnegans Reverse Food Truck to drop your donations off on the day of the drive-thru celebration on St. Patrick’s Day! …