Date(s) - September 16, 2022 - September 19, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fore Points Marina
The Maine Irish Heritage Center is honored to welcome the LÉ James Joyce to Portland. The ship will dock at Fore Points Marina on Portland’s East End, near the historic Irish neighborhoods of Munjoy Hill and India Street, and on the waterfront where many Irish found jobs.
LÉ James Joyce will be welcomed into Portland Harbor on the morning of Friday, September 16th, by the United States Coast Guard, Portland Tugboat LLC, and Portland Fireboats. The view of Portland from the harbor will be like the one many Irish immigrants saw as they arrived here, with the bell tower of the former St. Dominic’s now home to the Maine Irish Heritage Center, visible from the harbor and the dock. The Portland Longshoremen’s Benevolent Society will provide line handlers to tie up the ship and to let it go when it departs.
The public is invited to tour the ship. Open tours will be held on Friday, September 16th from 2pm to 5pm, Saturday, September 17th, from 10am to 2:30pm, and on Sunday, September 18th, from 10am to 5pm. LÉ James Joyce will be docked at Fore Points Marina. 1 Marina Way, Portland, ME 04101.
About the Maine Irish Heritage Center
The Maine Irish Heritage Center (MIHC) is the hub of all things Irish in Maine. Its mission is to provide a community resource where connections to Maine’s Irish history and culture can flourish. Initiatives supporting the mission include: Protecting, preserving and restoring the national historic landmark that was formerly St. Dominic’s Church in Portland, a hub of early Irish community in Maine; providing a center for Maine’s diverse communities to share their cultural experiences through educational programs and community events and housing Maine’s Irish Genealogical Center, Museum, Archives and Library, preserving the story of Irish history in Maine. Visit us at www.maineirish.com