• Events

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

    3/26/22 Join Irish Network MN Thursday, March 17th at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Saint Paul from 12 – 1:30 PM. Parade route this year starts in Rice Park (5th St & Market St) and will travel along 5th Street, ending near Mears Park (5th St & Sibley St). St. Paul St. Patrick’s day Association and Guinness are hosting a party in CHS Field at the end of the route to celebrate the return of the parade in 2022! See you there!

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    March Out Hunger

    Help Irish Network Minnesota, Extended Exposure and Minnesota Food Share this March to end hunger in Minnesota! In the Spirit of Saint Patrick, we would like your help to fight Hunger. The Irish, who are no strangers to hunger, are once again excited to join this year’s effort to March Out Hunger during the month of March. Minnesota Food Share has a Campaign to March Out Hunger. It is a statewide, grassroots food-drive, in which, every dollar donated goes to local food shelves. According to Hunger Facts MINNESOTA*, in 2021, the projected food insecurity rate was 8.6% in Minnesota, up from 7.7% in 2019. A whopping 3.7 million visits were…

  • Bloomsday,  Events,  News

    Bloomsday Planning for 2022

    1/28/22 Board Members met last evening to begin planning for our 2022 – Bloomsday Festival! Join Irish Network MN on Thursday, June 16, 2022 for our 5th annual Bloomsday Festival. We will again be celebrating at the beautiful Summit Manor from 5 – 8 PM. Come for an exciting evening filled with drama, costumes, music, dancing, conversations, food, drinks and fun! More information to follow! Sláinte!

  • 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…

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    Ambassador’s Reception

    Welcome Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, his wife Greta, and Consul General, Kevin Byrne to the outdoor stage at Celtic Junction Arts Center. Please join Irish Network Minnesota, August 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • 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,…