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  1. Amherst Irish Association presents INAUGURAL MARGARET MAHER ANNUAL AWARD Essay Contest Presentation: "Considering Ireland - What Interests Me and Why."

    October 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Unitarian Universalist Church - downtown Amherst

    We are delighted to announce the inaugural Margaret Maher Annual Award named after the Irish immigrant from County Tipperary who served the Dickinson family in Amherst, Massachusetts for thirty years. This is a short essay competition open to registered undergraduates students from any of the Pioneer Valley colleges. Prize is a round-trip flight to Ireland during Spring Break 2018. Top three essay writer finalists in our essay competition will present their ideas and Ireland's Consul General of Boston, Finnoula Quinlan will select the winner and present the Award. Learn about the life of Margaret Maher, as related by AIA Co-Chair Íde O’Carroll here: Established in 2014, Amherst Irish Association/Cumann Gaelach Amherst is a community-based initiative. Our is aim is to host events that explore aspects of Ireland's diaspora, culture and society. Learn More:

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