An Irish Gathering
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The Philadelphia Irish Center/Commodore Barry Club opened its doors on Sunday to the Irish community. Like any good open house, this one had lots of good food and drink, dancing, music, and engaging conversation.
Of course, the whole idea for the Irish Gathering, the brainchild of center board member Frank Hollingsworth, was to acquaint members of the city’s Irish community with this vibrant Mount Airy headquarters for Hibernians. It was also to re-acquaint local Irish who haven’t visited the center in some time.
Whichever camp you belonged to, there was plenty to help you get your Irish up. The ballroom featured music and dance all Sunday afternoon, including tunes by Vince Gallagher, the international Mary from Dungloe Meghan Davis, and Kevin McGillian friends, the Timoney dancers, the Rince Ri School of Irish Dance, the Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe band, and more. Two Irish radio hosts, Marianne MacDonald and the aforementioned Vince Gallagher, broadcast from the center, local Irish authors chatted with visitors about their latest works, and the folks at Newbridge Silverware offered up some pretty Irish jewelry … just in time for Christmas.
We were there, and we have the pictures to prove it. Check them out.