Events for the day.


All day - Revelation Massage will celebrate by raising money for The Good Shepherd Food Bank. Stop in and make a $1 donation into the box, and Revelations will match each donation with another fresh green dollar bill!

8:00 to 11:00- Special breakfast menu.  Auburn City Councilors Tizz Crowley and Leroy Walker will be there about 9:30am with “bits of green” to share.  Location to be announced.

10:00 to 1:00PAL Open House- Join the Auburn Police Department as we celebrate the grand opening of the Auburn PAL Center! The Auburn Police Activities League (PAL) Center at 24 Chestnut Street will provide after school and summertime activities and programs for at-risk youth, as well as positive interaction with police officers.  There are tours and refreshments as we show off our beautiful facility and thank the outstanding community partners who helped make the PAL Center a reality.

10:00 to 10:50 Children’s Story Time at the Auburn Public Library "Tales from Old Ireland" presented by John Henderson of Hometown History Works and Memories Made Manifest.

10:00 to 11:00 ZUMBA with Yollie –Presented by ARBONNE, a Swiss Health & Wellness company. Come-Join in for fun and enter to win a great door prize! Free session at the Auburn Public Library

11:00 to 12:00 Let's Go Snack! Healthy Snacking for Kids with 5210. Jana Thompson and her team from Healthy Androscoggin will host a healthy snack activity (St. Patrick's Day themed) to educate kids and families on healthier eating. 

At The Library Café (TLC) - Have your little leprechauns join us after the Auburn Library children’s activities for a free treat. TLC is located on the lower level of the Library with an entrance on Spring St.

11:00 to 12:00 Walking Tour of Irish Auburn.  Lead by Jacob Roak, Auburn’s first Bank President.  John Henderson, author of Androscoggin Irish, will portray Mr. Roak.  the walk begins at Great Falls Plaza, across from the Hilton Garden Inn, and ends at Sullivan Square in New Auburn.  Donations for the Androscoggin Historical Society will be gratefully accepted.

The Sullivan Square Park decorations are provided by support of the New Auburn Social Club, Rolly’s Diner and the City of Auburn.

11:30 to 3:00 Rolly's Diner - Join us for a delicious, traditional corned beef dinner. Owners Rolande and Ken Blais will be providing a free Pot of Gold dessert with every lunch.   Copies of Henderson's book, “Androscoggin Irish," will be available for signing and purchase.

12:00 to 1:00 Petty Zoo- Meet the babies from Valley View Farm.  Perfect time for small children to touch and cuddle with small animals.

1:00 to 2:00  at  the Auburn Public  Library, Annette Vance Dorey will preview her upcoming book, “Miss Dr. Lucy" and Maine's Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s–1920, and tell about the earliest (long–forgotten) female doctors in L–A, including Dr. Lucy O’Connell from an Irish family.

1:00 to 3:00 An Afternoon of Bunco presented by the Woman’s Literary Union at the historic Horatio & Ella Foss House 19 Elm Street. Bunco dates back to 18th-century England. During the Victorian Era, Bunco was a popular family game. We will teach you how to play Bunco.  The donations support our restoration of the Mansion which is on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as a scholarship fund. Donations of $5 at the door are much appreciated. There will be a used book sale following the Bunco game. Pre-registration is required. RSVP: 753-0931 or

2:00 to 3:30 Walking Tour of Irish Lewiston lead by Patrick McGillicuddy, Lewiston's early Irish patriarch.  The tour will begin and end at St. Patrick's Church.  John Henderson will portray Mr. McGillicuddy. Donations accepted for the Androscoggin Historical Society.

3:00 to 4:00 ZUMBA with Yollie –Presented by ARBONNE, a Swiss Health & Wellness company. Come-join in for fun.  Enter to win a great door prize! Free session at the Auburn Public Library.

4:30 City Wide - "Hats Off" Toast to Neighborhood Businesses - Numerous places throughout the city, including the New Auburn Social Club with Councilor Walker, 84 Court Street and others, will raise a glass for Auburn's businesses. A public dinner will follow at the Club- all are welcome.

6:30- 7:45 - Free Concert at Naral’s.  Mr. Larry Gowell, an Auburn native, will perform a lovely evening of music- jazz, Broadway tunes, and a few Irish tunes. 
In addition, his CD’s will be available for a donation which half the funds paid will go to the Good Sheppard Food Bank.

11:30 TO 11:59 pm – Last Call at the Fire House Grille.  As we close out the day, come and share a laugh while enjoying a good Irish Whiskey or local brewed beer.

There will be a city-wide "Hats" contest with a prize from direct from Ireland. In addition to the hat as an entry, participants will have to "Brag" about a neighborhood business. The winner is to be announced 5pm.  Submit your photo and brag from any event location or highlighted Auburn business.  


2013 Dinny Sullivan Day Presenters


John Henderson conducts historical research, writing, education, and organizational consulting as Hometown History Works - Memories Made Manifest. His research and writing centers on the Irish of Androscoggin County, and includes "Shamrocks on the Androscoggin" in the current issue of Lewiston-Auburn Magazine. His portraits of local buildings are featured on note cards offered for sale at the Lewiston Farmers Market.

Auburn Irish foot tour: 11:00-12:00 - meet at Great Falls Plaza post office off Turner St., end at Dinny Sullivan Square. John Henderson will present as Jacob Roak, Auburn's first bank president. Androscoggin Historical Society event, donation requested.

Lewiston Irish foot tour: 2:00-3:30 Begin and end at St. Patrick's church on Bates St.. John Henderson will present as Patrick McGillicuddy, Lewiston's early Irish patriarch. Androscoggin Historical Society event, donation requested.


From the beginning, physicians were vital members of our communities. Who knew we had female doctors over a century ago? Annette Vance Dorey will preview her upcoming book, “Miss Dr. Lucy" and Maine's Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s–1920, and tell about the earliest (long–forgotten) female doctors in L–A, including Dr. Lucy O’Connell from an Irish family. This local author, educator, and historian last year revealed stories of other forgotten women and their experiences in our early criminal justice system and the Maine State Prison in the 2012 release of Maine Mothers Who Murdered 1875 to 1925: Doing Time in State Prison. FMI, book orders, and author talks, visit www.Annette–  

Annette Dorey


Known to the Auburn community as a professional baseball player, Larry Gowell has been entertaining audiences with his musical talents.  Classically trained, Larry style similar to Josh Groban and Frank Sinatra is enjoyed by all ages.  After winning every game during his years at Edward Little, Larry was signed by the New York Yankees.  Base baritone vocalist Larry Gowell will perform classics and a mix of ballads, jazz, inspirational and pop music.  Crowds will continue to enjoy his performance on this special evening free concert.

larry gowell

Have questions- Need more information? For more information or to join the group celebrating our Neighborhood businesses, contact:

Auburn City Councilor Ward 1 Tizz Crowley  783-1468 or
Auburn City Councilor Ward 5 Leroy Walker 577-2694 or