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Broad Street Riot in Boston between Irish and Volunteer Firemen.

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On this Day: Boston Volunteer Fireman Attach Irish Funeral Procession in 1837
On June 11, 1837 a brawl erupted in downtown Boston when an Irish funeral procession and a
volunteer fire brigade returning to the station reached an intersection at the
same time.   In what became known as the Broad Street Riot , the firemen and their supp...

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Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on June 9
Rockport Music presents Ireland 's tenor  Ronan
Tynan  in concert at the  Shalin Liu
Performance Center   in Rockport at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9,
2018.   Purchase
tickets online  or at the performance center. Tynan  is one of America 's beloved performer...

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THE EIGHTH. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TN DIAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION, For THE YEAR ENDING December l5TH. I890. EMPLOYMENT OF INDIANS IN THE WILD WEST SHOWS. The Indian Commissioner in his report for 1890, states that the employment of Indians in ...

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Thomas J. Flatley (1931-2008) In Memoriam

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Feis Ceol Agus Seanachas Held in Boston
Courtesy of Performing Arts Archive A Festival of Irish Minstrelsy, Song and History was held at
Hollis Street Theatre in Boston on May 6, 1900.   The festival was organized
by the Ancient Order of Hibernians , the Philo-Celtic Society of Boston and the

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Fidders Scott Skinner and John Wiseman Compete in World's Old Fiddler Contest in Maine
John Wiseman (left) and Scott Skinner  Two of the top traditional fiddlers from the British Isles, 82 year old James Scott Skinner of Aberdeen, Scotland and 76 year old John Wiseman of Bantry, County Cork, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the winter of 1926 to...

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Massachusetts Senate Adopts Resolution for Independent Ireland, March 19, 1918
On March 19, 1918, the Massachusetts Senate adopted
resolutions offered by Representative John L. Donovan of Boston : Resolved . That the
General Court of Massachusetts hereby requests that the Congress of the United
states, if it shall be deemed expedient,...

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International Women's Day - Boston's Mary Boyle O’Reilly
Mary Boyle O’Reilly (1873-1939) was a social activist and reformer whose
passion was protecting children and young women.  The daughter of Irish
leader John Boyle O’Reilly , she was born and raised in Charlestown , and also lived in Jamaica Plain. In 1901 O...
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