The only known female Duffy’s Cut victim was buried a week ago in County Tyrone,the home she left 183 years ago.”Catherine is one of our own,” said the parish priest who said her funeral mass. See our story and photos.
Several local organizations, including the Philadelphia Irish Center/Commodore Barry Club, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, provided support for the memorial at the U.S. Naval Academy. The co-chairman of the Barry Monument Project presented the Irish Center was a commemorative portrait of the Commodore. Here’s a video.
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.