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Looking for a Fundraiser Idea? Bingo!

Along with painting nights, Bingo is topping the list for Irish groups looking to raise money for their organizations. We investigated one Bingo event this week. Won zip. Had a great time.

Philadelphia Fleadh Changes Location

New fees and requirements have driven the festival of Irish music out of the city to a park in Bensalem, Bucks County.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Leo and Anto of the Saw Doctors and Waterboys are in town all weekend, with the John Byrne Band. Also this week: Celtic music from Canada and awards presentations for the Philly St. Patrick’s Day Parade winners. And more.

Dedication of “A Waltz in the Woods”

Here’s a close look at what it might be like to live in one of Patrick Dougherty’s Hobbit houses–and some insights into how they all came together.

Houses Made of Sticks

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty’s newest creation, a Hobbit-like cluster of cottages crafted entirely of sticks, debuted at Morris Arboretum.

How to Be Irish In Philly This Week

Scythian and Blackthorn are doing fundraisers, two fine Irish singers are coming to the stage at the Irish Center, and there’s Irish bingo this week! Not to mention two plays, painting fundraisers, and a Gaelic for beginners class.

“Shadow of a Gunman” Comes to Philly

The Irish Heritage Theatre’s presentation of Sean O’Casey’s master work—the first play of his Dublin Trilogy—debuts next week.

Adventures in Paradise, Part 2

On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Thunder Pipe Major Cullen Kirkpatrick leads a St. Patrick’s Day parade. That’s not unusual. What’s unusual is that it’s a little south of Philadelphia—about 1,400 miles south.