Photos – 2017 Spring Dance

Our 2017 Spring Dance was held on Saturday April 8th, 2017 at the Irish Cultural Centre with entertainment provided by Erin’s Melody with Margaret Dalton.

Peter Kenny, R.I.P.

This morning, Thursday April 6th, a long-time member of the Leitrim Society, Peter Kenny, formerly of Glenfarne, passed away. Please keep the members of his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time. Peter will be sadly missed.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Please contact any members to share this sad news.

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Obituary Notice from Dolan Funeral Services

Peter Brendan Kenny, of Dorchester, died April 6, 2017 peacefully at home.

Beloved husband of 57 years Maureen (Faherty) Kenny of Dorchester. Loving father of Margie Ryan of Dorchester and her late husband Paul, Bernadette Kenny and her wife Lori Casinghino of Milton, Robyn Londergan of Quincy, Catherine Kenny of Braintree and her late husband Brendan P. McGrath, Mary (Mamie) Kenny and Antonio Maycott of Cambridge, Julie Foley and her husband Mark of Quincy and the late Michael B. Kenny.  Devoted brother of Sr. Inez Kenny and Donal Kenny both of Sligo Ireland, Frank Kenny of Georgia and the late Eileen Paulsen, Hugh Kenny and Terence Kenny. Cherished grandfather of Courtney and Joseph Dion, Maggie, Julie, Patrick, and Sammi Ryan, Michael, Richard, and John Londergan, Liam and Hugh McGrath, Julia McQuaid and Shannon Foley. Devoted Great Grandfather of Peter, Luke, and Maggie Dion. Peter is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends who will miss him dearly.

Peter was born and raised in his beloved Glenfarne, County Leitrim, Ireland. He first came to the United States in 1954 and served in the Unites States Navy as a proud member of the Seabees battalion. He was a member of the McKeon Post in Dorchester, Leitrim Society of Boston, Knights of Columbus, and the Irish Social Club. Peter loved his family who were the cornerstone of his entire life. He will be dearly missed by them and all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Monday April 10 at 10:00 AM. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

April 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on April 4th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott, Mark & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Noel Murphy, Phil & Peggy Bohan, and Jim Gallagher

The Spring Dance will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 7-11pm at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton.  Erin’s Melody will perform and tickets are $15 per person.  Coffee, Tea, and desserts will be provided.  Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

There are some copies of the Leitrim Guardian available to purchase.  They can be purchased for $20.00.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you would like to purchase a copy. It can be mailed to you, or delivered locally.

Irish Hearts for Orphans Annual Dance will be held on April 9th from 4-8pm at the Quincy Marriott.  There will be Irish step-dancing, traditional music, Erin’s Melody and Noel Henry’s Irish Show band.  There will be a silent auction and the Grand Prize Raffle is a Gertrude Byrne’s Irish Cruise for 2!  Please support this worthy cause.

We are looking into dates in the Fall 2017 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

It is time to renew membership for 2017 for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member. There will be a membership table at the Spring Dance to renew membership for 2017.

There is a member from the Somerville area who would be interested in attending our Monthly meetings.  If anyone is available to give her a lift to the meetings, please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 for further information.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop 782 Adams Street Dorchester Ma on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm.

LSB Spring Dance 2017

Saturday April 8th, 2017 from 7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.

The Leitrim Society of Boston invites you to our annual Spring Dance at

Irish Cultural Center
200 New Boston Drive
Canton, MA 02021

Musical entertainment on the night is provided by Erin’s Melody with Margaret Dalton.

Come enjoy a great family evening.

Tickets – available at the door, are $15 per person and we hope to see you all there!

For further information please call: 617-549-3230

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March 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on March 7th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Mary McDermott, Mark & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Charlie Mawn, Jim Keaney,  Bridie McDermott, Noel Murphy, and Cathy Mawn

The Spring Dance is booked for April 8th, 2017 from 7PM to 11PM, at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. Erin’s Melody will perform and tickets are $15 per person.  Tea, coffee and desserts will be provided.  Please put the date in your calendar!  Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

The Mass of Remembrance has been re-scheduled for March 19th at 11am at the ICC in Canton.  A full Irish breakfast is available following the Mass and is $12 per person.  We would love to have all members join us.

Comedian Jimmy Tingle and Irish Tenor Ciaran Nagle will be performing at the ICC at 1:30pm  after the mass.  Tickets are $20.  Call 1-781-821-8291.

There are still copies of the 2016 Leitrim Guardian available for sale.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you are interested in purchasing a copy for $20.

We are still collecting membership dues for 2017.  Membership remains at $10 per person or $20 per family

Irish Hearts for Orphans Annual Dance will be held on April 9th from 4-8 PM at the Quincy Marriott  Hotel. There will be Irish step-dancing, trad. Music, Erin’s Melody and Noel Henry’s Irish Showband. There will be a silent auction and the Grand Prize Raffle is a Gertrude Byrne’s Irish Cruise for 2!  Please support this worthy cause.

Mary McDermott is looking into setting up a new volunteering appt. for the Society at the Greater Boston Food Bank in the Spring.  Details will be shared once a date is confirmed.

The Irish Music Club of Greater Boston is having their dance at the Viking Club, 410 Quincy Ave., Braintree on April 1st.  There will be a special Mass held at the club prior to the dance. Mass starts at 6:30 PM.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street Dorchester MA on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30PM. Meeting start times have been moved up 30 minutes as the restaurant is closing at 9 PM.

February 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on February 7th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn,  Kevin & Ita McGrath, Mary McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Bridie McDermott, Charlie Mawn, Noel Murphy, and Cathy Mawn

The Spring Dance is booked for April 8th, 2017 from 7PM to 11PM.  Erin’s Melody will perform and tickets are $15 per person.  Tea, coffee and desserts will be provided.  Please put the date in your calendar!

Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

The Mass of Remembrance has been re-scheduled for March 19th at 11am at the ICC in Canton.  A full Irish breakfast is available following the Mass and is $12 per person.  We would love to have all members join us.

There are still copies of the 2016 Leitrim Guardian available for sale.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you are interested in purchasing a copy for $20.

We are still collecting membership dues for 2017.  Membership remains at $10 per person or $20 per family.

Mary McDermott is looking into setting up a new volunteering appt. for the Society at the Greater Boston Food Bank in the Spring.  Details will be shared once a date is confirmed.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop 782 Adams Street Dorchester MA on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30pm.

December 2016 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on December 6th, 2016 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Jim & Julie Keaney, Charlie Mawn, Mary McNulty, Phil & Peggy Bohan, Jim Gallagher

We have ordered the plaque in recognition of Tom Concannon’s generosity for donating the raffle barrel. It will be attached to the barrel as a tribute.

There are some copies of the Leitrim Guardian available to purchase.  They can be purchased for $20.00.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you would like to purchase a copy. It can be mailed to you, or delivered locally.

The annual Christmas party was a success!  There was a lovely meal of turkey and salmon  with Chicken fingers for the children. Santa paid a surprise visit as well!

We are looking into dates in the spring 2017 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The Spring Dance will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Irish Cultural Centre from 7-11pm.

Condolences to Vincent Donohoe on the passing of his devoted longtime partner, Sandra S. Bardwell.

The Society will be having a Mass at the ICC in memory of all past members. The 2nd Annual Memorial Mass will be at 11 AM, Sunday, January 8th, 2017.

It is time to renew membership for 2017  for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member. There is a renewal/application form enclosed with the minutes.

Wishing all of our members and their families a Happy, Healthy Christmas and New Year!

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester Ma on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 8pm.

November 2016 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on November 1st, 2016 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Kevin & Ita McGrath, Mary McDermott, Mark  & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Bridie McDermott, Charlie Mawn, Jim Keaney, Noel Murphy, Peggy & Phil Bohan and Cathy Mawn

The Christmas Party is booked for December 11, 2016 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Keep the date in your calendar!  The Party will be held in the room on the first floor of the ICC.  Tickets will be $25 per person and children are free.  Kathy Mawn and her group will provide the entertainment. Donations for the raffle are greatly appreciated.  Tickets must be ordered in advance.  Please order tickets through Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230.

There will be a Membership table at the Christmas Party to renew for 2017. Dues remain $10 pp.  or $ 20 per family.

The Spring Dance is booked for April 8th, 2017 from 7PM to 11PM.  Please put the date in your calendar!

The IPC had a very successful evening on October 29th.

Phil Bohan will look into the possibility of obtaining Leitrim Guardians for the Christmas Party.

Mary McDermott is looking into setting up a new volunteering appt. for the Society.

Tickets for the Christmas Party must be ordered by December 4th as we have to give a  final number to the caterer. Call Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230.

Wishing all our members and their families a Happy, Healthy  and safe Thanksgiving!

LSB Christmas Party 2016

It's Christmas time!

Sunday December 11th, 2016 4-8pm

The Leitrim Society of Boston invites you to our annual Christmas Party at

Irish Cultural Centre
200 New Boston Drive
Canton, MA

Food, Fun Music and a Visit from Santa!
Come enjoy a great family evening.

Tickets $25 (Children eat free)
* Must be purchased in advance by Dec 4th *

There will be NO tickets sold at the door!

For tickets call Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230

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It's Christmas time!