39 Second Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
(207) 764-2571

E-mail: turnermemoriallibrary@gmail.com

Friday, March 14, 2008

Saint Patrick's Day

March 17th is Saint Patrick's Day and it isn't too late to stop by and grab a history book about the Irish, some fiction by an Irish author, Ireland travel books, or an Irish cookbook. You might even want to do some genealogy research on your Irish roots.

Maine Memory Project
Irish Immigrants in 19th c. Maine

UK & Ireland Genealogy

Irish-American Club of Maine
P.O. Box 1683
Portland, Maine 04104-1683
Phone: (207) 780-0119
E-mail: IAC@maineirish.com
Website: www.maineirish.com/club

Works to preserve and promote Irish-American culture, history, and community in Maine. Monthly social gatherings with entertainment and speakers, cultural programming for adults and children, children's holiday parties, annual Saint Patrick's Dinner Dance, annual Summer Family Picnic, Traditional CĂ©ili dancers with live music, monthly newsletter, field trips around New England and Canada, club discounts for members at local businesses and theaters.

Irish Heritage Center
34 Gray Street
P.O. Box 7588
Portland, ME 04112-7588
Phone: (207) 780-0118
Fax: (207) 780-0115
Website: www.maineirish.com

This ornate, gothic brick building was finished in 1888 as Saint Dominic's Church, whose parish served as the bastion of the Irish American community in Portland for over 180 years. Recently purchased and restored by the Irish American community, the building now houses a first-rate library and genealogy center with a collection that documents the Irish who moved into, and through, Maine and serves as a central gathering place for the Irish-American community. Open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

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