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    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!

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Bloomsday 2020

    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…

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    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

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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!