St Patrick 32nd Annual Irish Cultural Week schedule

Sponsored by the Lowell Irish Cultural Committee
In collaboration with:
The City of Lowell, the Lowell Cultural Council, Lowell Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 19, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, Lowell National Historical Park, United Teen Equality Center, Lowell Police Department, WCAP 980 AM and 106.3 FRANK FM,

Saturday, March 7, 2015        
7:00 PM
Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St.
A light hearted variety show produced and directed by talented local singer and Ladies Hibernian, Nancy Rudolph. Proceeds from the event will provide support for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hiberians Div. 1 Mercy Fund.
Tickets are $10, per person at the door.

Sunday, March 8, 2015
9:30 AM            
St. Patrick Church, 282 Suffolk Street Lowell, MA
Irish Music performed by St. Patrick’s Choir.
Directed and Accompanied by Ginny Corcoran


10:00 AM 
Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Most Rev. Bishop Robert F. Hennessey
Con-celebrants: Rev. Paul Ouellette, OMI, Rev. Daniel Crahen, OMI, Rev. Michael O’Hara, OMI and Deacon An Peter Ros. Readings in Gaelic by Eileen Sullivan; Hymns by St. Patrick Choir.

11:00 AM
Parade to City Hall; Irish Flag raising and laying of the wreath at the Irish Monument.  
Bagpipes performed by Phil Klibansky.
Irish National Anthem performed in Gaelic by Eileen Sullivan.
United States National Anthem performed by Edward “Bud” Caulfield.

Immediately following Mass/Parade with musical performance by Chuck Campbell
Donation:  Adults $5.00; Children $3.00

CÉILÍ (Irish Folk Dancing)  
1:00 – 5:00 PM   
Lowell Lodge of Elks, Old Ferry Rd., Lowell
Join the Lowell Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, as they host the Annual Ceili. Celebrate your heritage and kick up your heels with an afternoon of music, family, dancing and laughter.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

IRISH FILM: The Secret of Roan Inish
6:00 PM   Doors open ; 7:00 PM   Film showing
Garcia Brogans, 135 Middlesex St.
Roan Inish is centered on the Irish and Orcadian folklores of selkies—seals that can shed their skins to become human. The story, set on the west coast of Ireland, is about Fiona, a young girl who is sent to live with her grandparents and her cousin Eamon near the island of Roan Inish, where the selkies are rumored to reside. It is a family legend that her younger brother was swept away in his infancy and raised by a selkie.
FREE; Recommended free will donation of $5.00.
In collaboration with the Lowell Film Collaborative, Suzz and Brett Cromwell. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015
ACRE FORUM: The Ellis Island of Lowell
6:00 PM  Reception; 7:00 PM Panel Discussion
UTEC, 35 Warren St.
Join us for a lively panel discussion, moderated by Richard P. Howe, Jr., featuring members of the Acre’s many ethnic communities, sharing tales of days gone by, new beginnings and hope for the future. Panelists include: Garrett Sheehan (Irish), Peter Hantzis (Greek), Sovanna Pouv (Khmer), Ardeth Thawnghmung (Burmese), Anthony Kalil (Lebanese), David Oullette (French), Beatriz Sierra (Spanish speaking community). This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by theMassachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Immediately following the Acre Forum
We proudly recognize our local soul friends who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Irish Culture and Heritage in Greater Lowell.  Honorees include: Telemachus Demoulas, Peg McAndrews, Paul Sheehy, Marie Sweeney, Leo Mahoney

Saturday, March 14, 2015
10:00 AM
National Historical Park Visitors Center, 246 Market Street.
Step back in time to the Irish Acre of the 1800s with local historian David McKean. Join David for a walking tour of the “old neighborhood” as he tells tales of family, fortitude and faith.  David has been actively involved in the UMass—Queen’s University Archaeological projects since 2010, and has been researching Lowell’s Irish history for as long as he can remember. This is a “must-do” on your Lowell Bucket List!

JIG & JOG 5K  

9:00 AM – Race registration and check in
10:00 AM – Race start
Dudley’s Bar, 19 Merrimack St.

We are so excited to announce our first 5K! The race will start and finish at Dudley’s Pub, following the Good Times series race route. Sign up on our link below. First 50 participants signed up will get a free event t-shirt! Don’t forget to wear your green! (Leprechaun costumes are also encouraged!)
Registration fee: $20 in advance/$25 day of race.

6:30 PM Cocktails; 7:00 PM Dinner
Lenzi’s Mill House, 810 Merrimack Avenue, (Rte. 110) Dracut, MA.
Music Provided by the Silver Spears Irish Band
Tickets $ 37.00.
Sponsored by: Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1 and Lowell Irish Cultural Committee.

$5,000 Lucky Leprechaun Drawing!
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any committee member, via email ( or by calling 978-710-8523.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

9:00 AM
St. Patrick Church, 282 Suffolk Street Lowell, MA
Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Rev. Daniel Crahen, OMI and Deacon An Peter Ros.


10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church Hall, 282 Suffolk Street.
Students from grades K1 – 8 at St. Patrick School perform traditional and contemporary Irish songs .

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