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July 2008 Events Calendar

Current Special Exhibit
"In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy the White House Years" Exhibit

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9 am - 5 pm | $12 | $10 for seniors over 62 & students
$9 for children 13-17 | Free for children 12 and under
1 866 JFK-1960 | 617-514-1600 | jfklibrary.org | Exhibit details

This special 50th anniversary exhibit presents treasures from the ceremonial events building up to the inaugural -- JFK’s farewell to his home state of Massachusetts; his arrival in Washington at an inaugural eve gala -- and from the inaugural ceremony itself.




Through July 7

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,199 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




Through July 7

Isle Inn Tours -- Highlights of Ireland Tour

Isle Inn Tours
1023 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
$1569 (airfare not included) | 1-800-237-9376 | isleinntours.com | Tour Itinerary

Ireland truly is a magical country. Prepare to be amazed by her breathtaking scenery and the many interesting attractions you will encounter, including Trinity College, Muckross House, Rock of Cashel, Ireland’s only fjord, and the Guinness Storehouse. This is our most requested escorted tour for over 10 years. Includes: 7 nights first class hotels, Full Irish breakfast daily, 5 table d’hote dinners, Special dinner with entertainment in Dublin at The Brazen Head, Services of an experienced Irish driver/guide, Admissions as highlighted on the itinerary, Porterage of one suitcase, All service charges & local government taxes, Isle Inn Tours tote bag & luggage tag, Deluxe document holder with informational booklet.




Through October 15

Isle Inn Tours -- Chauffeur Drive Ireland - Bed & Breakfast (B&B)

Isle Inn Tours
1023 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
$2379 (2), $1405 (4), $1109 (6) - (airfare not included)
1-800-237-9376 | isleinntours.com | Tour Itinerary

The best of both worlds: enjoy the luxury of a customized group tour and the independence of a self-drive tour, without ever sitting in the driver’s seat. Custom chauffeur tours are surprisingly affordable and simply relaxing. Experience the life of the Irish with a B&B chauffeur tour, our most budget friendly chauffeur vacation. The base chauffeur drive tour includes: six nights of pre-booked B&B's with private driver for your customized itinerary. With over 1,500 B&B to choose from, the possibilities are virtually endless!  Your personal travel planner will assist you with customizing your itinerary, selecting B&B’s, and picking just the right spot to indulge, should you choose to upgrade to a castle or manor house along the way.




July 4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Boston Esplanade
bso.org | july4th.org

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America’s birthday. Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they celebrate America's birthday. Last year's special guest include Grammy-winner Susan Tedeschi, singer/songwriter Howie Day, national recording artist Ayla Brown and multi-instumentalist and vocalist Ellis Hall. Check back for 2014 details. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.




July 7-14

Inroads Ireland's GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,149 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Trace a path through the amazing west of Ireland. Savor Connemara's Twelve Bens (peaks) and uncover the castles of pirate clans. Marvel at Achill Island's Atlantic coastline and secluded beaches. Visit Counties Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. In the Georgian town of Birr, find its great telescope, once largest in the world at the Birr Castle. Unearth Irish revivalists who saved much of Ireland's traditions. Traverse drumlins to a passage tomb - perhaps the oldest celestial calendar.




July 14

ICCNE Canton Céilí

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 pp at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

A great place to dance with friends and family. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep and other traditional dances. Music by Billy O'Neill & Friends. No partener necessary. All are welcome!
Held the second Sunday of each month.




July 17-27

Isle Inn Tours -- Forty Shades of Green Tour

Isle Inn Tours
1023 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
$1889 (airfare not included) | 1-800-237-9376 | isleinntours.com | Tour Itinerary

It won’t take long to see why Ireland is known for her forty shades of green! This delightful tour allows for a leisurely paced exploration of the clture, personality, and flavors of the whole of Ireland and offers a creative blend of real history and fantastic folklore. Includes: 9 nights first class hotels, Full Irish breakfast daily, 6 table d-hote dinners, Special dinner with entertainment in Dublin at The Abbey Tavern, Services of an experienced Irish driver/guide, Admissions as higlighted on the itinerary, Porterage of one suitcase, All service charges & local goverment taxes, Isle Inn Tours tote bag & luggage tags, Deluxe document holder with informational booklet.




July 19

21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Look Park
300 North Main Street, Florence
(Northampton), MA
AD: $16.00 | CH: 6-12 $5.00 | Under 6: FREE | Parking: just $3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | After Party until 9:30 pm
413 862-8095 or 862-4539
glasgowlands.org

Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. New Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m.
Prices above include the evening concert. Entertainmentfor 2014 TBA.
Please check back for more details.




July TBD

American Ireland Fund Nantucket Celebration

Nantucket Celebration
American Ireland Fund
Nantucket, MA
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | sgreeley@irlfunds.org |
617 574-0720 | irlfunds.org

Check back for details.




July 21-28

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,199 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!





July 28 - August 4

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,149 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Come along with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track as we travel in small groups (14 or less) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week bus tour takes you to beautiful northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Donegal, Mayo, and more. The north of Ireland is a place of exceptional beauty full of great idealists, literary greats, and a causeway built by a giant! Get the inside scoop on Belfast from a cabbie as he drives you behind the scenes through Protestant and Catholic communities. Walk atop the ancient city walls of Derry and go to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. Stay in small towns in locally owned guesthouses and hotels where an excellent traditional music session is just around the corner in a cozy pub. All this and more in the beautiful north of Ireland. Come along, we’d love to travel with you!




July 23

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly & Paul De Grae 

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm | BUY TIX | burren.com

Matt Cranitch joins the St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn in Sander's Theatre with Jackie Daly, accordionist. They are join on stage at The Burren by accompanist Paul DeGrae on guitar. This night is not to be missed. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




July 25-27

28th Annual Lowell Summer Music Festival

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
Free, donations welcome | 978 970-5200
lowellsummermusic.org | lowellfolkfestival.org

The 28th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features six stages of traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities.
Please check back for the full line-up.




July 30

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Teada with Seamus Begley

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm | BUY TIX | burren.com

Teada's varied sound draws on the early recordings of Sligo emigrants who recorded in America in the 1920s, while also engaging with new compositions by leading composers. In 2012, Teada added West Kerry singing legend Séamus Begley to the band. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.






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