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These archives contain personal and professional items from the life and career of Joseph Edward Brennan, the 70th Governor of Maine, serving from 1979 to 1987. Born in 1934 in Portland, Maine, Brennan graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, and became Cumberland County District Attorney before winning election to the Maine House of Representatives (1965–1971) and the Maine Senate (1973–1975). As State Attorney General in 1975, Brennan ran for governor in 1978 and served two terms.…
The Western Promenade is the site of the <srong>An Gorta Mór </strong> memorial commemorating the more than 1,200 Irish Catholics buried in this location between the early 1830s and 1858, all but a few dozen without gravestones. The first Memorial service was held in August 1999 to celebrate the installation of the memorial . In addition the the Irish in Portland, the black marble stone was also dedicated in memory of all the victims of an Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger in the Irish…
Weekly nationalist newspaper published on Saturdays in Dublin, Ireland. The collection is from 1848. First published in February, it was suppressed under the treason Felony Act of 1848 and ceased publication the same year it began. It's publisher was arrested and convicted on 5/26/1848 and sent to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania).
Classes from 1920's and 1930's
Photographs of Maine Montgomery Guard membersThe Maine Irish Heritage Center is looking for descendants of these men. Please contact us if you are related or know of anyone related.
This collection celebrates the Irish community centered around St. Dominic's Church from when it opened its doors in 1883 with 200 parishioners to when it expanded to accommodate more than 4000 members in 1893. The Maine Irish Heritage Center became stewards of this great building in 2003.