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LSB Spring Dance 2019

Saturday March 23rd, 2019 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

And don’t forget to help spread the word…

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September 2018 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott and Jim Keaney

The 2018 Christmas Dance is December 9th at the ICC in Canton from 4-8pm. Music will be provided by Kathy and the Irish Americans. Please join us for a great evening.

We are looking into dates for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Details will be shared at the October meeting.

Members need to renew their Membership for 2018 for the Society. Dues remain the same- $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

Margaret Cunningham, sister of Joe Clancy passed away in Ireland recently. We would like to extend our condolences to Joe and Geraldine on the loss of their sister. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA. on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend and most of us arrive early for dinner. We’d like to thank the Adams Corner Café for the generous use of the back room for our meetings. They have been gracious hosts and the food is outstanding! You can have an Irish breakfast(with homemade Irish sausage) for dinner!!

LSB Christmas Party 2017

It's Christmas time!

Sunday December 10th, 2017 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 3rd *

There will be NO tickets sold at the door!

For tickets call Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230

It's Christmas time!

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

And don’t forget to LIKE and SHARE this event to help spread the word…

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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!

The Renaming of Manorhamilton’s Lower Main Street

ManorhamiltonAn innovative event is taking place in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim supported by Leitrim County Council. The local Historical Society in Manorhamilton has received approval from Leitrim County Council to rename a street in the town in honor of North Leitrim’s most famous son and second signatory on the proclamation – Seán MacDiarmada. This is the first time in the history of the county that a street has been renamed in such a fashion.

Seán_Mac_DiarmadaWe are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the sacrifice that Kiltyclogher native, Seán MacDiarmada made to establish a Free Ireland. Seán MacDiarmada (27 January 1883 – 12 May 1916) was an Irish political activist and revolutionary leader. He was one of the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916, which he helped to organize as a member of the Military Committee of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and was a signatory to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. He was executed for his part in the Rising at the age of thirty-three on 12 May 1916.

The event to rename the street will take place on Sunday 29th May and they are actively engaging the diaspora community to help them connect back to the area of their birth.

There will be a parade, pageantry, an outdoor concert on our historic Castle grounds and an extensive historical exhibition and talks on the day.

Everyone has a chance to be part of this unique and momentous occasion for the town through a unique fundraiser. For a nominal donation (€50/$60), they are assigning 1 sq. m of the street to the donor for the next 100 years. They will receive a certificate declaring their assignment rights which will give them a connection to their hometown for the next 3 generations of their family!

There is a full historical collection being uploaded on the Manorhamilton and District Historical Society Facebook page where you can get full details on the event. To subscribe to get your assignment of the street, the website is www.manorhamilton.ie/donations.

There is an open invite to everyone that would like to attend and we hope you can be part of this special day.

*** UPDATE FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (5/5/2016): We received an email from a Manorhamilton Native in America letting us know that PayPal would not allow her to pay for her square meter using her American Bank Card.  I called PayPal, and they said that if you have a PayPal account, the payment will go through no problem. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can only use bank cards issued in European countries. It’s a security layer that they put on to protect against fraud. If you live outside of Europe and you’d like to purchase a 1sq meter piece of pavement, and are having problems using PayPal, you can send a check as our bank takes foreign checks. Please message us to see how much €50 is in your currency and make checks payable to “Manorhamilton and District Historical Society” and address would be: Manorhamilton and District Historical Society, c/o Gerry Creamer, Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.  I hope that this helps and we apologise for the inconvenience.

LSB Spring Dance 2016

index~~element76Saturday April 16th, 2016 from 7.30 p.m. – 11.30 a.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 the Noel Henry Showband.

http://www.noelhenryband.com/

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

And don’t forget to LIKE and SHARE this event to help spread the word…

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Movie Screening at The Burren – December 20th

“The Godfather – Brendan Gleeson Meets Brian Rooney”

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The Burren bar in Somerville will be screening the fantastic TG4 documentary on the life of Leitrim fiddle player, Brian Rooney. Brian hails from Derragoon, near Kiltyclogher, North County Letrim.

The documentary takes us on a journey through his life, music and how he has overcome illness. He is accompanied on this journey by the actor and fiddle player Brendan Gleeson, who has starred in such movies as Braveheart, The gangs of New York and Harry Potter.

The screening will happen Sunday Dec 20th at 8pm and admission will be free.

“Brian played the Burren about 12 years ago. We had a great night and a lot of support from the Leitrim Society. Hope we can repeat it. It’s a lovely story about Brian and some lovely clips of his home place.”

If you’re done with your Christmas shopping and need to wind down, please drop into The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville to celebrate this fine Leitrim man!

LSB Christmas Party 2015

It's Christmas time!

Sunday December 13th, 2015 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 6th *

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!