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Franciscan Children’s Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums


WHAT: Members of The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums will make their annual special visit to Franciscan Children’s in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! The entire organization will be inspired by the luck of the Irish as bagpipers and drummers perform traditional Gaelic music, marching up and down the halls as they visit inpatient units and the Kennedy Day School. The award-winning Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums is dedicated to preserving Gaelic heritage and this annual visit has been a highlight for Franciscan Children’s children and staff for more than 20 years.


  • Boston Police Commissioner William Evans
  • District-14 (Allston-Brighton) Police Commander, Captain Paul Russell
  • District-14 Sergeant Shawn Burns
  • The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums
  • Franciscan Children’s Patients and Staff

WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Franciscan Children’s,  30 Warren St. Brighton, MA 02135

**Media are invited to attend. Please check in at the main lobby upon arrival; parking available in parking lot B.**

About Franciscan Children’s

Located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Franciscan Children’s provides a compassionate and positive environment where children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs receive specialized care from people who are committed to excellence, innovation and family support, so that children can reach their fullest potential and live their best life. For more information on the hospital, visit, find it on Facebook or follow it on Twitter at @FranciscanHFC and Instagram at @franciscanchildrens.


Media Contact:

Mary Zanor, Regan Communications

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