How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

For the first time in a long time, we have quite the full slate for you. A bit of it is virtual, all of it is appropriately distanced.

We’ll start with a virtual concert that you are going to want to watch tonight (Friday, July 24): the fabulous Mary Courtney. You can catch her on her Facebook page:

You can tip her during the performance via Venmo and PayPal. (Please do. Support our Irish musicians! Details during the show.) Starts at 6 p.m. Video at the end of the story so you can see why we’re crazy about her.

Also tonight, see The Rollers live at Sweeney’s Philly, 13639 Philmont Avenue in Philadelphia. They’ll be playing decades of your favorite tunes. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, marks a big milestone as the Philadelphia Gaelic Athletic Association returns for football and hurling at the Philly GAA’s Limerick field, 945 Longview Road in Pottstown, in the shadow of the Limerick cooling towers. Protocols have been established to keep players, coaches, referees and fans as safe as possible.

Before you go, here are the guidelines.

Here’s what to do when you’re there.

Schedule here.

There’s a $10 gate fee.

Sunday, July 26, John Byrne and Andy Keenan head back to Beach Plum Farm, 40 Stevens Street in West Cape May, N.J. The show runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Snag some barbecue while you watch. For details:

If you can’t get there, they’ll be live streaming on the John Byrne Band Facebook page: Tip them!

The same day, see Jamison Celtic Rock Acoustic at Keenan’s Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The tunes run on from 6 to 10 p.m.

Finally, Glenside Gaelic Club and Glenside Celtic are hosting speed and conditioning summer training sessions for kids Thursday, July 30th (the first of three consecutive Thursday sessions). The event runs from 6 to 7 p.m. for U8s and U10s, and from 7 to 8 p.m. for U12s and U14s. Sessions take place at Mondauk Common Park, 1415 Dillon Road in Ambler. It’s $10 per session. Preregister at

That’s all for now. Keep the events coming—and stay safe.

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