How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

This week features a few big fund-raisers, so it’s time to hit the ATM and be prepared to give generously.

On Saturday, there’s a benefit for the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It takes place at Keenan’s North Wildwood, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, N.J., from 3 to 7 p.m. It costs $30 to get in, and includes domestic bottle beer, wine, food, and music provided by a DJ. Tickets will be available at the door. For details, contact Kathy Fanning at 267-237-2953.

Closer to home on the same day, the Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center, otherwise known as the Irish Center, is hosting a fund-raising bash at J.D. McGillicuddy’s, 8919 West Chester Pike in Upper Darby. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

For $25, you get light food, music and raffles. There will also be a special raffle for four tickets to the Carl Frampton-Emmanuel Dominguez fight on August 10.

Buy your tickets online at the top of the Center’s PayPal page.

You can also reserve your ticket by contacting Lisa Maloney, lisamaloney29@yahoo.com or Sean McMenamin at killadangan@comcast.net.

Also Saturday, you can take part in the Delco Gaels Men’s Annual Golf Outing, starting at 1 p.m. at Cobbs Creek Golf Course. Cost is $100 per player, which includes light snacks, prizes, and dinner at Paddy Rooney’s Pub in Havertown.

For details or to register, contact Pat Rooney Jr. at 610-203-0591.

Paddy Rooney’s Pub (449 West Chester Pike), is showing a long list of Gaelic Athletic Association games from Ireland over the weekend. Here’s the rundown:

Saturday, July 13

12 p.m.

GAA All-Ireland Football Quarter Final: Roscommon vs. Tyrone

2 p.m.

GAA All-Ireland Football Quarter Final: Dublin vs. Cork

Sunday, July 14

9 a.m.

GAA All-Ireland Football Quarter Final: Donegal vs. Meath

11 a.m.

GAA All-Ireland Football Quarter Final: Kerry vs. Mayo

1 p.m.

GAA All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Final: Kilkenny vs. Cork Delayed

3 p.m.

GAA All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Final: Laois vs. Tipperary Delayed

On Sunday, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 5 will host a showing of “The Sandlot” at the Newtown Theater, 120 North State Street, in Newtown, Bucks County. The film starts at 4 p.m. Proceeds will assist women in crisis pregnancies together with their newborns, and families in need. Tickets are $5. To purchase, contact Michelle O’Malley at 215-768-8536. Wear your baseball gear!

And speaking of baseball, you can join the Mayo Association of Philadelphia for a night at the Trenton Thunder on Thursday, July 18. The Thunder will take on the Hartford Yard Goats. Sounds like a real haymaker. The game starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $11 and kids 3 and under are admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Miss Mayo Scholarship Fund.

For tickets, contact Eileen Barrilli at embarrilli@comcast.net

Also Thursday night, Timlin and Kane headline the free Summer Concert Series at Dravo Plaza 815 Justison Street in Wilmington.

And just a reminder, How to Be Irish and our weekly email are going on a brief vacation next week.

In the meantime, get out there and be Irish this week. And check out our calendar. Events are added all the time.

See ya!

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