It’s Philadelphia Fleadh weekend with five stages of live Irish music in Bensalem. There’s a also a beef-and-beer for the Philadelphia Mary from Dungloe, Glengesh in New Hope, and a musical tribute to Mother Jones, the Irish immigrant who helped organize Pennsylvania’s coal miners. And more!
The first ever predawn 5K for Ireland’s Pieta House in Philadelphia drew a large crowd who didn’t seem to mind the early hour or the drizzling rain.
The Darkness Into Light 5K to raise money for the Irish organization that helps those considering suicide takes place rain or shine in Philadelphia tomorrow. Coming up: The Philadelphia Fleadh, next Saturday, with an outstanding lineup of bands.
Play bingo for a designer bag and help the Irish Center later this week. Also on tap in May: The John Byrne Band, Slainte, a day of hurling, the “Darkness Into Light 5K” for Pieta House, a tribute to the late Bobby Sands and more.
About 1,000 people attended Philadelphia’s commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising that was a steppingstone to Irish freedom.