Remembering Commodore Barry
May31

Remembering Commodore Barry

Local Irish organizations salute the father of the American Navy–a native of County Wexford–on Memorial Day.

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Old St. Mary’s Church Celebrates 250 Years
May24

Old St. Mary’s Church Celebrates 250 Years

Local Irish organizations will join in the observation, which also celebrates the life of Commodore John Barry, who is buried in the churchyard.

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Prayers for the Hunger Strikers
May10

Prayers for the Hunger Strikers

The peace process has brought a measure of calm to Northern Ireland, but the Gloucester County Ancient Order of Hibernians pauses to remember 10 men who played such a critical role in a more turbulent time.

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Easter Rising Commemorated
Apr11

Easter Rising Commemorated

As they do every year, a small group of stalwarts remember the promise of a united Ireland.

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Who’s Your Granny?
Mar08

Who’s Your Granny?

It’s been a long time coming, but welcome to Irish Philadelphia’s first genealogy column. “Who’s Your Granny?” makes its debut with a subject close to the hearts of the Irish—family stories.

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Rest in Peace: John Ruddy
Feb21

Rest in Peace: John Ruddy

The remains of one of the 57 Irish immigrants who died during a cholera epidemic more than 180 years ago will be buried in Ireland on March 2. A local Irish community leader, Vincent Gallagher, donated a grave in his family plot to bury 18-year-old John Ruddy, who died at Duffy’s Cut.

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