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Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14, 2021

Join the Maine Heritage Center for a virtual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 14th! Link to the virtual parade here: https://www.irishofmaine.org/st-patricks-2021-virtual-parade/

This picture of both flags flying in Westbrook at City Hall will be displayed at the Irish Consulate in Boston:

Here are some fun Irish links to check out below!

  1. Failte- Welcome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ByDLTo4eFg “Learn about the Maine Irish Heritage Center, the Hub of All Things Irish in Maine. Celebrate your Irish culture!”
  2. Genealogy, Finding your Way Back Home in Ireland– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg57_Id8vHY&t=19s “Learn about the extensive and genealogy services at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. From vital records to family trees and an impressive DNA project centered around the connections between Galway and Maine, you’ll find all the services you need to start tracing your roots.
  3. Irish Immigrants’ Journey to Maine– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oubTvLqn7M “Forced to leave Ireland because of “The Great Hunger”, Irish families arrived in Maine to build a new life. Facing discrimination and religious persecution, it was an uphill battle but with perseverance and hard work, they rose above the challenges and have made great contributions to the state of Maine.”
  4. Governor Joseph E. Brennan Archives at the Maine Irish Heritage Center– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSM7IZXgpC4 “Promises Made, Promises Kept. Learn about Joe Brennan’s 5 decades of public service on behalf of the State of Maine as Governor and Congressman.”
  5. Here is the full YouTube playlist for the entire Best of All Things Irish in Maine 2020 playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtOY1lDhBZ0&list=PLXdluDyXR7-jh29Ttnf-PaOXzj7DKzKYW&index=3
  6. Video that the Stillson Irish Dance Studio made for the Best of All Things Irish in Maine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSqzwr5Gqh4&list=PLXdluDyXR7-jh29Ttnf-PaOXzj7DKzKYW&index=6
  7. Famous Irish Poet, Seamus Heaney, a short reading of Digging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61zlSYgFwmk
  8. Famous Irish Poet, W.B. Yeats, a short reading of Sailing to Byzantium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ZOSxuMrR4
  9. A history of the Irish flag: https://elmersflag.com/the-history-of-the-irish-flag-bratach-na-heireann/
  10. Learn how to make Irish Coffee from a bartender in Ireland: https://youtu.be/RA3ZxZwPC34

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