Virtual Program: Christmas in Ireland

Join Sean Murphy, a teacher of Irish history, music and dance, for a presentation on the history of Christmas in Ireland via Zoom on Wednesday, December 22 at 7 PM. Murphy was born and raised in Dublin and moved to Massachusetts in 2005.

Explore how Christmas has historically been celebrated in the Emerald Isle and how it is celebrated by many today. The presentation will incorporate recorded music and video to create a holiday friendly atmosphere. The history of the emergence of the Christian annual celebration in Ireland and elsewhere will be discussed along with how some of the earlier pagan traditions across Europe, including in Ireland, became incorporated.

Register directly on Zoom HEREPresented in collaboration with the Tewksbury Library, the Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover, and the T.O.H.P. Burnham Free Library in Essex. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.