Corrigan family members: Sheila Reilly (Sean's aunt), brothers Anthony, Pat Michael & Pat; and Sheila (Sean's wife)

Sean Corrigan benefit a tremendous success

The Irish Social club in West Roxbury accommodated one of the largest crowds of the year at the Corrigan Family Benefit held on Saturday evening July 11, 2015. The number of people attending exceeded all expectations. The music provided by Erin's Melody was superb resulting in the dance floor being crowded all evening. It was estimated that over five hundred people attended the event. Doors opened early at 6.00 pm and the festivities continued all evening until midnight.

During the evening a 'silent auction' was held along with a live auction. There was also raffle for cash prizes and an in house raffle. Sheila Corrigan, Sean's wife attended along with some of Sean's brothers and many friends. The Corrigan's wanted all to know how much they appreciated the many that attended the event.

The Corrigan Committee is over whelmed by the fantastic response from those attending the fund raiser. A special thanks goes out to all those attending the benefit, anyone that made donations such as gift certificates, items for the silent and live auction, cash donations,in house raffle and miscellaneous donations.

A special word of thanks goes to the media. The Irish Emigrant is commended for all the advertising on behalf of the Corrigan family, the radio stations, W.R.O.L. 9.50 AM every Saturday & Sunday, W.U.N.R. 1600 am on Thursday evenings with Tom & Sheila Cummings and W.N.T.N. 1550 AM on Saturdays from 12.00 noon until 4.00 pm with Mike Kerr.

The committee wants to thank the Green hills Bakery and Waterford's restaurant in Dedham with a special thanks to the Irish Social club in West Roxbury for the use of their beautiful hall.

The Irish clubs in the Greater Boston area gave great support and worked together as a team to contribute to the success of this venture. These included the Norwood Irish Music club, the Sligo Association, the Boston Irish Music club, the County Mayo Association, the Roscommon Association and the officers of the Knights and Ladies of St. Finbarr - Cork club.

Our thanks to the Kitchen staff and all those wonderful people who gave so much of their own time so that this benefit would be a success.

Thank you all,

The Corrigan Committee

'Let's Stop Cancer' donates money to soccer player in Ireland

L-R: Mark Porter with Sean Campbell

L-R: Mark Porter with Sean Campbell

Boston Irish charity, Let's Stop Cancer, recently held their first summer social as a 'Thank you' to their fighters, volunteers and supporters. The event took place at Assembly Bar in North Quincy and was a resounding success.

At the event, Sean Campbell, accepted a cheque of $2,000 from Let's Stop Cancer co-founder, Mark Porter, on behalf of Donegal man, Mark Farren, who is battling cancer. A former soccer player Farren who played with Derry City, is battling an aggressive brain tumor and is hopeful that treatment in Mexico could aid that fight.

Founded in 2013, Let's Stop Cancer, was set up to assist and support cancer patients and their families with everyday challenges. For more information, please visit:


Singer Emmett O'Hanlon Summer Tour 2015

Celtic Thunder Baritone, Emmett O'Hanlon

Celtic Thunder Baritone, Emmett O'Hanlon

Newest member of Celtic Thunder, Emmet O'Hanlon, is on tour this summer and will appear at The Irish Social Club of Boston on Thursday evening, July 30 in conjunction with their 70th Platinum Anniversary Celebrations.

Irish American Baritone Emmett O’Hanlon will be on his first solo tour this summer across the USA. While the group Celtic Thunder takes a break from their large venue tours, their newest member, Emmett, will be performing more intimate shows. A lover of popular music standards and Broadway show tunes, Emmett will be singing an array of some of his favorites.

He says, "This Tour is a chance for me to show the fans a side of me that most of them haven't seen before. When watching my show, my hope is that the audience is able to hear the person behind the voice and the emotion brought on by these incredible works of art."

On tour with Emmett will be musical director, David Munro, who he has worked with Sinead O’Connor, Moya Brennan, Finbar Furey, Phil Coulter, The Dubliners, Brian Kennedy, Samantha Mumba, Hayley Westenra and, of course, Celtic Thunder.

Emmett says, "David and I are beyond exited to have the chance to present our takes on these incredibly beautiful classic songs."

Emmett was born and raised in New York City and he was just six years old when he began guitar, piano and drum lessons and started singing lessons at age eight. While in High School, Emmett made the decision to pursue a future in music, specifically singing. Since then he has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He went on to join the prestigious Julliard School in New York, where he is currently completing a Masters Degree in Voice.

He recently took part in the "Julliard in Paris" project, as well as in this season’s Metropolitan Opera workshop production of The Sorrows of Frederick. At present, he is preparing for the role of Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Emmett is looking forward to his next adventure as a principal singer in a Celtic Thunder show. He recently began his touring career with the group when he performed onboard the 2nd Celtic Thunder Caribbean Cruise in November 2014, followed by the show’s first ever Symphony Tour.

The show takes place at The Irish Social Club, Thursday evening, July 30. Meet and Greet from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.: $50. General Admission for show, which begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm: $35. Visit to purchase tickets. Call the Irish Social Club of Boston at 617-327-7306 or 617-285-3450 for more information.


Boston Shamrocks GAA Club to host summer fundraiser

Boston Shamrock Ladies Team

Boston Shamrock Ladies Team

The Boston Shamrocks Ladies Gaelic football Club have organized a costume themed summer bash at Kelly's Cellar in Quincy on July 24 to help raise money for their club.

Founded in 1993 by Joan O’Connor-McDevitt, Boston's first Ladies club have achieved astounding success with 11 Orla Benson Championships, 18 Boston Ladies Senior Championships, 14 Boston Ladies Junior Championships, 2 North American Ladies Senior Championships and 2 North American Ladies Junior Championships.

Whilst the ladies may make winning titles look easy, their success is due in part to the support of local business and individuals to help them achieve their goals.

Boston Shamrock Committee Chairman, Eileen Kerin, explains, "In order for the continued success of our team, we are reaching out to our community and we hope that not only will our players attend the night but also, past players, family, friends, and supporters of the club."

Adding, " Each year, we see hundreds of J1 students coming through our GAA clubs in Boston so a portion of all monies raised on the night will be donated to the students of the Berkeley tragedy."

Helping to organize the evening is Carolyn Wengler who said "We have a great night planned at Kelly's Cellar, it is costume themed with plenty of great prizes to be won and we will have amazing raffle prizes alongside a silent auction."

"This is one night you don't want to miss out on."

The event starts at 7pm with a suggested donation of $20. Entertainment is provided by Adrien Owen, Eileen Harrington, followed by D.J Kayla.

For more information, call 857-417-8456 , email or visit