How to Be Irish in Philly

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

The mural, in Derry, depicting a famous photo taken on Bloody Sunday 1972. A Mass will be said at the Irish Center to commemorate the 40th anniversary.

You may not be making plans for St. Patrick’s Day yet, but lots of other people are. In fact, on Saturday, the High Street Grill in Mt. Holly is holding its Beer Tasting Fundraiser for the Burlington County parade, traditionally the first on the street in March in this region. There will be more than 30 craft beers to try at $30 for the event.

That’s not the only fundraiser this weekend. Blackthorn is back to help raise money for AOH charities supported by the AOH Black Jack Kehoe Div. 1 in Delaware County. Hone your knowledge of local history: Look up Black Jack Kehoe on the Internet and read about a fascinating chapter in Irish American—and Pennsylvania—history.

You can also catch the cute and cuddly Gerry Timlin and Tom Kane at The Shanachie in Ambler on Saturday night.

On Sunday, the Sons and Daughters of Derry (The Derry Society) is sponsoring a Mass at the Irish Center, 6815 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the event that came to be known as Bloody Sunday, when 13 people were killed by British troops during a peaceful protest march in Derry on January 30, 1972.

On Thursday, join in the networking fun (and grab some free eats) with Irish Network-Philly at The Black Sheep, an Irish pub near Rittenhouse Square. There will be drink specials as well as a chance to meet up with other Celtic folks like yourself.

On Friday, look for the Broken Shillelaghs at Dublin Square Pub in Sewell, NJ.

And next Saturday, Blackthorn returns to raise even more money, this time for Archbishop Ryan Alumni Association’s scholarship fund. This event sells out so make your reservations quickly. You must be over 21 to attend.

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