She came from County Tyrone in 1832 for a better life, but was dead six weeks after she arrived. In July, the dedicated team that has literally unearthed the mystery of the Duffy’s Cut tragedy in Malvern will be taking Catherine Burns home to Tyrone to be buried in a church graveyard.
Well-known local Irish musician Gerry Timlin takes a brief break from his busy performance schedule to run a six-week seminar series in a great classroom—an Irish pub. Sign up soon. Tickets are going fast.
Sponsored by Irish Network Philadelphia, Immaculata University hosted “Duffy’s Cut & the Arts: A Symposium,” a memorable day of events to raise funds and awareness of the ongoing work of The Duffy’s Cut Project.
Learn everything there is to know about the tragic deaths of 57 Irish immigrants who worked a section of the Pennsylvania Railroad known as Duffy’s Cut in Malvern in 1832 at a symposium this Saturday at Immaculata College.
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Amtrak has given permission to an Immaculata professor and his team to go after the 50 remaining victims of Duffy’s Cut–Irish immigrants who died of cholera, and violence, in 1832. But work can’t start until money is raised to pay for oversight and monitoring of the dig. A group of local people have stepped up to fundraise.