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June 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 here

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 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.




June 4

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Andy Irvine, with Marla Fibish & Bruce Victor

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

This is one of the most anticipated concerts in the Burren Backroom Series to date. Andy Irvine is truly an icon of traditional and contemporary Irish music. Opening for Andy, is a duo from the Bay Area, amazing mandolin and guitar and vocals. Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor. This Burren Backroom Series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




June 6-7

ICCNE Presents: The Boston Irish Festival of Music

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Free parking | Volunteer Form | Vendor Form
bostonirishfestival.info | irishculture.org

Mark your calendar for Friday night and all day Saturday on June 6-7 for the Boston Irish Festival of Music.
Please check back for the full lineup of music, how to volunteer and other details. Coming soon!
The ICC is celebrating its 25th anniversary as one of America’s premier Irish organizations in 2014. See June 14th for the Boston Irish Festival Feis.




June 8-18

Isle Inn Tours -- Seamus Kennedy’s Celtic Cultural Excursion

Isle Inn Tours
1023 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
$2769 (includes R/T airfare from JFK) | 1-800-237-9376 | isleinntours.com | Tour Itinerary

This exception tours includes a visit to the following: the Medieval City of Kilkenny, the Rock of Cashel, New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, Kilkenny Castle, Midleton Distillery, Kinsale, considered the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland”, Blarney Castle - home of the legendary Blarney Stone, Blarney Woolen Mills, Kissane Sheep Farm with sheep dog demonstrations, the colorful town of Sneem, Muckross House and Gardens, the Dingle Peninsula with views of the Slieve Mish Mountains, the shoreline of Dingle Bay, Louis Mulcahey Pottery Center demonstrations, Adare - known for its thatched roof cottages.  Limerick - with a tour of King James Castle, Spanish Point, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Burren Centre. Seamus will perform with many of his musical friends in the pubs around Ireland.  Enjoy sessions and singalongs with accordionists, banjoists, bodhránists, penny-whistleists and fiddleists.   As a nightcap, Seamus will conduct a little musical soirée in the residents’ lounge of the hotel before retiring each evening. Book by March 1.




June 14

ICCNE Presents:
Boston Irish Festival Feis

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Free parking | irishculture.org

Irish Step Dancing competitions, featuring hundreds of the region’s best Irish dancers. Hosted by the Harney Academy of Irish Dance. ICC is celebrating its 25th anniversary as one of America’s premier Irish organizations in 2014.
Please check back for more details - - coming soon!




WIN FREE TIX!
June 17

Blue Hill Bank Pavilion Presents: Willie Nelson & Family and
Alison Krauss & Union Station Ft. Jerry Douglas

Blue Hill Bank Pavilion (formerly Bank of America Pavilion)
290 Northern Avenue, Boston
7:00 pm | livenation.com | Buy Tix

Details to come. Please check back.
CHECK BACK TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




June 21

4th annual Blackstone River Theatre
Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114
Cumberland, RI
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, free 5-and-under.
401 725-9272 I riverfolk.org/brtssf

Features five entertainment stages and food and craft vendors. Performing will be Cantrip, Aoife Clancy, The Gnomes, Robbie O'Connell, Panache, Pendragon, Irish set and ceili dancing as well as Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance and Showcase Dance Productions. More details to come.





June 23 - 30

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!




June 25

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Vishten - - with Padraig Rynne & Ryan McIvor 

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

Vishten's latest album Mōsaïk has been nominated for 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Traditional Album of the Year and Ensemble of the Year. They are joined on this double bill by Padraig Rynne on concertina, with Ryan McIvor on vocals and guitar. 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.




June 29-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.




June 30-July 7

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,199 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

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!




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