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.
This is the text of a history of Irish activist Luke Dillon read on Sunday, April 27, at the Easter Rising Commemoration at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, where Dillon is buried.
The late Irish activist from Trenton and Philadelphia was honored, along with his friend, Joseph McGarrity, at the annual Easter Rising Commemoration at Holy Cross Cemetery this week. It was the first time Dillon’s only living grandchild, 89-year-old Eileen Moran, had attended the annual event since she was 10. Story and pictures.
A Mass on Sunday at St. Anne’s Church in Philadelphia recalled the sacrifice made by 10 young men being held in Maze Prison in Ireland.
On a hot summer’s evening, many came out to IN-Philly’s event at the Union League to listen to historian Kenneth Gavin talk about the Irish and the role they played at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Kenneth W. Milano has a new book out chronicling one of the darker incidents in Philadelphia’s Irish history, the Kensington Riots of 1844.