There was music, dancing, singing and some interesting lessons in Irish-American history at this local author’s book signing at the Irish Center.
Members of the archeological team that unearthed the story and some of the bodies of a group of Irish immigrants who died in 1832 under mysterious circumstances at a railroad work site took part in a theatrical presentation of this real-life drama on Sunday night at the Irish Center.
Remains of five Irish immigrants–four men and one woman–were buried with reverence and affection at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd after spending 180 years, forgotten, in a mass grave in Malvern.
A documentary on the future of Ireland’s traveling people will be screened at the University of Pennsylvania Museum on Sunday. Joseph Lennon, director of Villanova’s Irish Studies Programs, answers our questions about these often maligned, often romanticized nomadic people.
The principality’s archives are looking for photographs of the brothers of Grace Kelly’s parents.
The recent announcement by Amtrak that the mass grave at Duffy’s Cut is too close to the tracks to be safely exhumed was disappointing, but not devastating; there is still much work to be done at the site.