October 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on October 3rd, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan and Jim Keaney.

The Christmas Party is booked for December 10, 2017 at the ICC. Details will follow. Keep the date in your calendar! If you would like to donate a gift for the raffle at the Christmas Party, we would greatly appreciate it.

The date for the 2018 Spring Dance is still being determined and we hope to have more information at the November meeting.

We are looking into dates in the Spring 2018 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

There are still some members that need to renew their membership for 2017 for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

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

September 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on September 12th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Mark Fitzpatrick, Ita McGrath, Noel Murphy, Jimmy Keaney, Charlie Mawn.

The Christmas Party is booked for December 10, 2017 at the ICC. Details will follow. Keep the date in your calendar!

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

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2017 for the Society, a copy of the registration form is available on our membership page  which you can download and submit to us, all details are on the form. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

Following the untimely death of our longtime friend and member Patrick Murphy, the society have made a donation to assist Patrick’s wife and children by donating to a fund setup for their benefit. If anybody would like to contribute a personal donation you may do so by submitting it to
Murphy Children’s Education Funds, c/o Edward Manning, 19 Ryan Dr. Norwood, MA 02062. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.

The next meeting is October 3th at 7.30PM. It will be held at the Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.  You must walk through the shop to reach the room at the back. They serve food. We would be delighted to have you join us!

We’re back in action…

Greetings One and All,

Unfortunately our summer is over, but on the bright side, our Leitrim Society activities resume!

We will be having the first meeting of the season on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, in the back room.

The cafe is located at 782 Adams St., Dorchester. It is on the opposite side of the street to the Eire Pub near the Greenhills Bakery.

The cafe does serve food for those interested.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Patrick Murphy, R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of Manorhamilton native Patrick Murphy, a friend and member of the Leitrim Society of Boston since our inception over 20 years ago.

The always smiling Patrick and his family attended many of our events over the years, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Go bhfaighe a anam agus anamacha na bhfíréan suaimhneas síoraí.

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Obituary Notice from Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton.

Patrick K. Murphy, age 53 of Quincy passed away suddenly August 7th at home. Born and raised in County Leitrim, Ireland, Patrick came to the United States in his early 20’s. He has lived in Quincy for many years and was a devoted father who enjoyed spending time with his children, walking, and swimming.

Patrick had a large circle of friends and was loved by everyone who knew him. Beloved husband of Mary H. (Manning). Father of Isabel, Aidan and Abigail Murphy all of Quincy. Brother of Seamus Murphy and his wife Maeve Costello of Donegal, Ireland, Michael Murphy and his wife Ann of Leitrim, Ireland, Deirdre O’Boyle and her husband Russell of Quincy and Noel Murphy and his wife Marie of Braintree. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and his four legged friends-Lily and Duke.

Funeral mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton Monday at 12 noon.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Sunday from 2-6 pm.
Burial Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick’s memory to the Murphy Children’s Education Funds, c/o Edward Manning, 19 Ryan Dr. Norwood, MA 02062.

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.