DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the County Sligo Association of Boston’s 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Florian Hall in Dorchester. The Association honored Dianne Colleary at the event. The afternoon gathering included a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal and music by the Andy Healy Band, which has performed for several years, and the Heavey Quinn Academy performed traditional Irish dance. The banquet turned out to be one of…

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DORCHESTER — More than 500 guests packed Florian Hall when Henry Richard’s 18th birthday was turned into a night of fundraising for Team MR8 and its Boston Marathon team. Henry is the brother of Martin Richard, who was killed when bombs went off near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. The entertainment included the Fenian Sons and DJ Dave Solimine, and Henry’s sister, Jane, a singer, was also on hand. All proceeds benefit…

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DORCHESTER — More than 800 people stopped by Florian Hall in Dorchester during the Friendship Party for Tommy Hall to support the South Boston resident who is facing a health challenge. Among those in attendance at the party on Friday, September 13, 2019, were Boston city councilors Mike Flaherty and Ed Flynn, and Quincy Mayor Tom Koch. According to “Caught in Southie”: Tommy is suffering from Stage 4 Sarcoidosis – an inflammatory disease that affects…

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DORCHESTER — 450 guests attended The Co. Sligo Association of Boston’s 11th annual St Patrick’s banquet, which was held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Florian Hall in Dorchester. The traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner gathering also recognizes a member of the community. This year’s honoree was Raymond “Ray” McVeigh. The event was emcee’d by Jim Brett, with entertainment provided by the Andy Healy Band and the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dance. Proceeds from…

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