Monthly Archives: December 2015

Movie Screening at The Burren – December 20th

“The Godfather – Brendan Gleeson Meets Brian Rooney”


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!

December 2015 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on December 1st, 2015 at Gerard’s Restaurant in Adam’s Village, Dorchester, MA.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Charlie Mawn, Frank Gallagher, Mary McDermott, Connie & Mary McEleney, Mark & Nelba Fitzpatrick, Theresa Mawn Wilson, Peggy & Phil Bohan, Maura Weir, Bridie McDermott and Cathy Mawn.


The Christmas Party will be held on Sunday December 13th from 4-8 PM at the Irish Cultural Center (200 New Boston Dr., Canton). Tickets are $25 per person for Adults and children eat for free. Please call for tickets to Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230.


Tickets must be ordered by Sunday December 6th.

There will be Music and a visit from Santa! The ICC has plenty of parking including down around the back of the building. The Function will be held on the Upper floor and there is an elevator on the Ground floor for the convenience of members.


Maura Weir has some Commemorative Centenary Calendars for the Sean Mac Diarmada Committee that will be on sale at the Christmas Party. The calendars are $10 each. They would make a great Christmas gift!


2016 Membership applications are included in the mailing this month. There will also be a Membership Table at the Christmas Party. Renewal remains $10 per person or $20 per family. You can also download your membership form here to fill up and bring to the party with your payment.


Tommy McCarthy at the Burren Pub in Somerville will be holding a free screening of a documentary on Bryan “The Godfather” Rooney, a Leitrim born fiddle player – originally from Derragoon near Kiltyclogher. This free screening will be held on Sunday December 20th at 8PM. It would be great to see a lot of Leitrim support!


Derek Mawn, Theresa Mawn Wilson and Maura Weir are looking into meeting with other clubs in order to plan a Boston Memorial of the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.


The 7th Annual Irish Hearts for Orphans Event will be held next spring on Sunday April 10th, 2016. Mark your Calendars for this worthy cause. More details to follow.


Wishing all members and their families a very Happy and Blessed Christmas. Hope to see many of you at our Christmas Party. There is no meeting for January so the next meeting will be on Tuesday February 2, 2016. Gerard’s, our usual venue for meetings, will be closing, so I will send a notice out when we have secured a new place. Have a Happy and safe New Year and Best Wishes for 2016!