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A Tale of Two Cities

This Monday’s one-off performance of a play that explores tension in two communities–Philadelphia and Belfast–is especially meaningful to the playwright, Tom Reing. The trip to Ireland that inspired it also helped give birth to the Inis Nua Theatre Company, where Reing is artistic director, 10 years ago.

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The Artist Behind the Harp

Ellen Tepper is a familiar face to Irish music lovers in the Delaware Valley. She’s one half of the Jameson Sisters Irish duo and a well-known Celtic harpist. She’s also a talented artist whose works have the same Celtic air as her music.

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The Divine Lorraine

Magnificent Desolation: Tour the Divine Lorraine

Tell the truth—you’ve always wanted to see what this grand old building on North Broad Street looked like from the inside. Now you get your chance—and proceeds of the tour benefit the Irish Immigration Center. The tour is scheduled for Monday, and tickets are selling fast. Better hurry.

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Hammerstep, photo by Kristine Helliesen

Hammerstep’s Got Talent

It’s not every day an Irish-Hip Hop group makes it through the “America’s Got Talent” auditions…but that’s exactly what Hammerstep did!

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No Irish Need Apply

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Looking for a total-immersion, full-on Celtic experience? Check out Bristol’s 16th annual festival. And there’s even more to do this week, here or along the Irish Riviera!

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A fave

Beach Reads, Irish Style

It started with an offhand question: What’s your favorite Irish book? Our fans on Facebook unleashed the floodgates. We guarantee you’ll find some great selections for your sun-soaked week or two along New Jersey’s Irish Riviera.

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Chuck Connelly

A Monumental Memorial to the Children of Newtown

Irish-American artist Chuck Connelly has memorialized the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now, he’s just hoping his masterwork will find a home.

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Calling All Irish Actors

A local film company is looking for experienced theater actors who look–and sound–Irish for a film being made in Philadelphia.

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