Join us on Thurs., 3/15, at 4 p.m. for a special presentation at the Fairhaven Senior Center, 229 Huttleston Ave.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Chris Daley, local historian, author and lecturer, will present “No Irish Need Apply,” a 90 minute slide lecture which examines the many facets of the early Irish experience in Boston.
The presentation begins in 1718 with the first arrival of Scottish-Irish immigrants, Pope’s Day, the burning of the Ursuline Convent in 1834 in Charlestown, the Broad Street Riot in 1837 and the “Great Potato Famine,”
Discussion will also include Irish political leaders including Patrick Collins, Hugh O’Brien, Martin Lomasney, Patrick Kennedy and the “old Rascal King James Michael Curley.”
Come early and enjoy refreshments with an Irish flair! Please call the Fairhaven Senior Center to reserve your seat at 508-979-4029. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fairhaven Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency.
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