Division 8 Announces Irish Heritage Month Schedule
The Rev. James T. O’Reilly Division 8 in Lawrence Massachusetts has announced their Irish Heritage Month schedule. This year the focus of activities will revolve around the 150 Anniversary of the American Civil War and the part Irish Americans played in this venue, particularly the Irish of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Frank Ford and Joe Danahy, members of Division 8 AOH have developed and created a 36 panel exhibit on this subject which will be on exhibit at the Lawrence Heritage State Park during March. Below is a schedule of activities that will take place during Irish Heritage Month, 2011. Irish Heritage Month is supported in part by a grant from the Lawrence Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sunday, February 27 Lecture by Michael Quinlan on the Irish & Civil War – 2 pm
Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St. Lawrence
Tuesday, March 1 Irish Flag Raising – The North Common, Lawrence – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, March 2 Open House – The Hibernian Collection – South Lawrence Branch Library, 135 Parker St, Lawrence – 10 am – 1 pm
March 3 – 31 Exhibit on the Irish and the Civil War – Daily 10 – 4 Heritage State Park Visitors Center, Lawrence
Sunday, March 6 Lecture by Dr. John Condon on the Irish & the Civil War – 2 pm Heritage State Park Visitors Center, Lawrence
Friday, March 11 42nd Annual St. Patrick Day Luncheon, Claddagh Pub & Restaurant, Lawrence – Noon
Saturday, March 12 140th Annual S. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at the Claddagh Pub & Restaurant 7 pm
Sunday, March 13 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 19 Irish Film Festival – 11 am – Heritage State Park Visitors Center
Sunday, March 20 White Fund Lecture by Robert Bateman on Captain Timothy Deasy,- 2pm – Heritage State Park Visitors Center, Lawrence
Sunday, March 27 Ireland in Song -Celtic Melodies for the Voice and Piano – 2 pm Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Lawrence