Ladies View

Ladies View

County Kerry

Irish Matters: A Jounalist's Journey - Feb 1, 2015

Irish Matters: A Jounalist's Journey - Feb 1, 2015

Kevin Cullen, Antonia Moore, Derek Pyle, Róisín O'Sullivan: presenters in our first event series 2015

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen

County Clare

Global Irish Initiative - Amherst - Apr 24, 2016

Dungaire Castle

Dungaire Castle

County Galway

Being Jewish in Ireland: Rabbi Ben Weiner

Being Jewish in Ireland: Rabbi Ben Weiner

Mar 5, 2017

Skelling Michael Island

Skelling Michael Island

County Kerry

Céilí: Irish Group Dancing

Céilí: Irish Group Dancing

Sep 8, 2016

Gap of Wicklow

Gap of Wicklow

County Wicklow

Sam Hannigan & Íde O’Carroll; Amanda Bernhard & Jonathan Hohl Kennedy

Sam Hannigan & Íde O’Carroll; Amanda Bernhard & Jonathan Hohl Kennedy

Minard Castle

Minard Castle

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

AIA Co-Chair Íde B. O'Carroll with President Michael and Sabina Higgins

AIA Co-Chair Íde B. O'Carroll with President Michael and Sabina Higgins

during the first Global Irish Civic Forum, Dublin, June 2015

Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

County Kerry

AIA Co-founder Derek Pyle and friends

AIA Co-founder Derek Pyle and friends

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Amherst Irish Association

Cumann Gaelach Amherst

Our mission is to promote positive associations to Ireland and matters Irish in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts by hosting events that explore aspects of Ireland's diaspora, culture, language and society.

In our commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity, we welcome all members of the Amherst community to our events.

We deliberately host our events at a beautiful community venue in downtown Amherst (Unitarian Social Room), not a pub, and serve complementary tea and scones at our "Tea & Tunes" segment after each presentation.

You can learn more about the history of the AIA by following this link!

Latest News
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 North Pleasant St
The latest update from the Irish Consulate in Boston

Greetings! Beanachtaí!

What a long, long summer this has been! But we are finally heading into the fall of 2022. We’ve taken much longer to put our schedule together than in previous years. We appreciate your patience. The AIA Directors have been discussing the best and safest ways to continue to offer our programming going forward. In that regard, a questionnaire was submitted by email to the membership over the summer asking what people felt should be our course going forward. The result is to resume in-person events with important precautions.

Our first welcoming event will be Sunday, September 18th at 2 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 121 North Pleasant St. Entitled “An Irish Hooley,” members of our own Le Chéile will once again be on hand to deliver a rocking return to live events! There will be music, song and hopefully some long-overdue craic! Most importantly, there will be tea and scones once again with plenty of time to catch up on these last 2 years with other members.

As far as health precautions are concerned, mask wearing is recommended (except for presenters while speaking), vaccinations are also urged but will not be checked, windows will be opened for room ventilation and responsible social distancing is encouraged. If at all in doubt, we would suggest each member place your own personal safety first, especially concerning the wearing of masks. Mask wearing will be optional during tea and scones.

Our in-person events will be videotaped and subsequently posted to YouTube as we have done in the past. If CDC guidelines change over the course of the next few months, we may once again be forced to switch back to Zoom. We are certainly hoping that won’t be the case.

You can find our new event flyer below or you can download it here: /files/Amherst_Irish_Association_2022-2023.pdf.

Should anyone have any questions regarding any upcoming events, please feel free to email amherstirishassociation@gmail.com.

We hope that you will once again be able to join us as we resume in-person events that celebrate Irish history, culture and heritage. Stay well and we hope to see you soon!

The AIA Directors

AIA Program Series 2022-2023

You can download the flyer by choosing this link.


A statement from the Directors of the Amherst Irish Association

You can download the flyer by choosing this link.

"Mortas cine"

Pride in Heritage

Membership

You can become a member of the Amherst Irish Association by completing a membership application and paying a registration fee. Currently, the annual fee is $25 for an individual, $10 for a student and $100 for a corporate entity. Membership entitles you to a membership card, emails regarding events sponsored by the Association and free entrance to such events. You will also receive notification of any events which we feel may be of interest to our members. Annual membership is based upon a calendar year.

You can print a membership application by choosing this link: /files/Amherst_Irish_Association_Membership_Application_Form.pdf

Thank you!

Contact Us!

We would be happy to hear from you if you should have any questions regarding membership or any of the events sponsored by the Association. We'd also be interested in any suggestions regarding future lectures or other events. You can reach us at this address:

Amherst Irish Association

PO Box 2791

Amherst, MA 01004-2791.

 

"Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine"

We thrive in our togetherness