A large crowd turned out for this annual event at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, which held greater meaning this year, the centenary of the 1916 battle for Irish freedom.
The local Irish community is raising money for Pieta House, an Irish organization that gives one-on-one counseling to people who are thinking of suicide, by participating in the international “Darkness Into Light” 5K on May 7 in the city. Pieta House founder Joan Freeman met with the local committee this week.
Several events commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising take place this week, including a special performance by Cherish the Ladies and the annual ceremony at the local gravesite of the Rising’s financier, Joseph McGarrity. And there’s more.
The centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland that led to the formation of the Irish Free State is being remembered in a big way in the Philadelphia area. The city played a significant role in supporting the Irish rebels. Find out how you can participate and learn more.
Conshohocken had another successful outing on Saturday, with hundreds of people lining Fayette Street for the St, Patrick’s Day festivities. We have loads of photos!