Celtic Junction Virtual Tour
Join Irish Network Minnesota in supporting Celtic Junction Arts Center (CJAC). The Celtic Junction was created in 2009 to celebrate and nurture thriving Celtic Arts in Minnesota by supporting local artists and facilitating the education of those arts to the local community. In the link below, CJAC Executive Director, Natalie O’Shea and Board of Directors President, Cormac Ó Sé bring you on a tour of the Arts Center and it’s programs. Enjoy the virtual tour of this wonderful facility along with an introduction to Celtic Junction Arts Center. Visit Celtic Junction’s support page to make a donation, volunteer or be a sponsor! Photo and content courtesy of Celtic Junction Arts…
Celebrate Bloomsday 2020 Virtually! Irish Network Minnesota will not be hosting our annual Bloomsday Festival this year due to Covid 19. However, you can virtually join many Bloomsday celebrations remotely. Here are a few virtual celebrations taking place on June 16, 2020. Bloomsday Festival Ireland – Bloomsday Programme Virtual Bloomsday Festival and Artwork Contest Virtual Bloomsday on Broadway The University at Buffalo Virtual Bloomsday Celebration Bloomsday Zoomsday Toronto Festival Bloomsday Montreal National Gallery Ireland Bloomsday Seattle – The Wild Geese Players Seattle Enjoy a collection of films available to view for free at IFI Player David Nowlan – exhibition of James Joyce portraits Ulysses, Pandemic, and Social Distancing webinar Global…
Collection for The Midway Food and Empowerment Project
There are many neighborhood cleanups, food drives, and community groups needing donations in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The Midway Project aims to collect and distribute food and resources to the midway area community on an ongoing basis. Celtic Junction Arts Center is a drop off location for non-perishable items, personal care items, art supplies, games and puzzles. 836 Prior Ave N Saint Paul, MN 55104 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10AM-4PM Friday, June 13, 2020 10AM-4PM
2020 Distinguished Irish Women
The Saint Paul St Patrick’s Association has many dignitaries, Mr Pat, Miss Shamrock and the distinguished Irish Woman of the year. The 2020 Distinguished Irish Woman is actually four remarkable local women, Jane, Brigid, Kate and Rita-the McDonald sisters who are mainstays in local activist circles. They have been working on behalf of peace and social justice for the past 50 years. For decades, they helped keep the weekly Wednesday night protests on the Lake Street Bridge going. Remarkably, despite being in their 80s and 90s, all four were in attendance opening night at the History Theatre play documenting their life: Sisters of Peace. Among 11 siblings born on a Minnesota…
St Patrick’s Day Parade 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, beginning at noon, join Irish Network Minnesota and our partners March Out Hunger and the Irish Gazette as we support our local food shelves at this year’s 54th annual St Paul St. Patrick’s Day Association parade. Annually Irish Network MN teams with the St Patrick’s Association and Minnesota Food Share to march out hunger. It is a statewide, grassroots food-drive, in which, every dollar donated goes to local food shelves.
We Want to Hear Your Story!
IN-MN wants to hear your story. We are looking for writers, storytellers, musicians, and anyone to participate in our new performance series sharing stories of immigration and Irish identity. If you want to share why your Irishness is important to you, we want to hear from you. You don’t have to have experience as a writer or performer – we will help you share your story with a welcoming audience. There is a informational meeting on February 23, from 1-2pm at the Merriam Park Library – 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104 Performances will happen in a pub, cafe, library, or community space near you. The storytellers will tell…
IN USA National Conference 2019
Oct 11 – 13, 2019 – Board Members from Irish Network Minnesota joined fellow delegates from around the country in Washington DC discussing Ireland – US relationships. Thank you to Irish Network DC, Irish Network USA, Embassy of Ireland, the Northern Ireland Bureau and others for the wonderful event!
Irish Network 2019
October 10 – 13, 2019 members of Irish Network Minnesota will be meeting in Washington DC for the national IN USA 2019 Conference. INUSA Members from across the US and members of the Global Irish community from around the world will be gathering to partake in social events, speakers and panels on topics ranging from business, to arts and culture.
Aer Lingus direct – Dublin to MSP
Irish Network MN was on hand to celebrate Aer Lingus’ inaugural service to Minneapolis-St. Paul. The new Minneapolis – St. Paul – Dublin service will initially operate six times weekly, and by August 2019 will increase to a daily, year-round service.
Amazing Bloomsday 2019
Thank you friends and members for attending the Irish Network-MN 3rd Annual Bloomsday Festival and celebrating Ireland’s literary icon James Joyce and his most famous novel Ulysses! What special night of music, dance, readings, art, food, drinks, conversation and good friends. A very special thank you and much appreciation to our our amazing sponsors/partners, David and Amber at Summit Manor, Fitzgerald In Saint Paul, Friends of the St. Paul Library, The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America Division 4, Finnegans, March Out Hunger, Extended Exposures and Irish Gazette. What an honor it was to have as our Special guests Patrick Coleman, Acquisition librarian at the Minnesota Historical Center, the St.…