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Charlie Zahm Sings “Grace”

Charlie was one of the featured performers for the fundraiser to restore St. Columba’s. This was just a great rendition of a beautiful song.

Raising the Roof for a Little Chapel on a Hill

A Sunday fundraiser to help restore a church in Donegal drew a big crowd to the Irish Center.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Emmet Cahill, The Script, and the Irish Festival at Canstatter’s are the sound track for this week. There are a couple of more festivals coming up. Stay tuned.

The Irish Immigration Center Knows How to Have Fun

They had it on Sunday at their annual picnic, and Monday at a special Red Hat Luncheon on the banks of the Delaware. We have photos.

These Kids Are More Than Alright

Two young New Jersey Irish trad musicians have released their first CD to great acclaim. He’s 17, she’s 12.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

The John Byrne Band will debut some new material at the Tin Angel, the Irish Immigration Center is holding a welcome-to-spring picnic, the Claddagh Fund is bowling for charity, and there’s lots, lots more, including a play and a pie at Fergie’s Pub, produced by the Inis Nua Theatre Company (and Fergie’s chef).

Second Duffy’s Cut Victim Returning Home

She came from County Tyrone in 1832 for a better life, but was dead six weeks after she arrived. In July, the dedicated team that has literally unearthed the mystery of the Duffy’s Cut tragedy in Malvern will be taking Catherine Burns home to Tyrone to be buried in a church graveyard.

Local Swimmer Pursues Olympic Dreams in Ireland

It was a tough decision for Havertown’s Shane Ryan, but this Penn State junior decided his best chance for a medal is to seek a berth on the Irish team–with his coach’s blessing.