SOUTH BOSTON — The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, an annual staple for the city’s political leaders, had a new host (state Senator Nick Collins), a new location (the Raymond L. Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Terminal), and many of the same reworked jokes. Or, just new versions of the old yarns. The breakfast featured Collins, Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Steve Lynch, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, members of the Boston City Council,…

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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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BOSTON — Four of Ireland’s best hurling teams will compete on Sunday at Fenway Park. But the action got started on Friday at the Boston Harbor Hotel with a luncheon for 325 people, including many players. The Pyramid Hotel Group hosted the four teams. For more on the action, read Kevin Cullen’s piece in the Boston Globe here. Among those at the kick-off event were Aidan Browne, Jim Rooney, Tim Brett, and Ed and Bill…

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*UPDATED: More photos added to gallery. COPLEY SQUARE — The Charitable Irish Society held its annual Silver Key Awards Reception at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel on Oct. 4. The Society, which was formed in Boston in 1737, honored Paul Doyle and former state senator Linda Dorcena Forry at the event. The Society was started to “cultivate a spirit of unity and harmony among all resident Irish and their descendants in the Massachusetts Colony and…

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