Play bingo for a designer bag and help the Irish Center later this week. Also on tap in May: The John Byrne Band, Slainte, a day of hurling, the “Darkness Into Light 5K” for Pieta House, a tribute to the late Bobby Sands and more.
Irish groups from all over the area will be in Philadelphia on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which led to the formation of the Irish Republic.
Mick Moloney and a couple of his talented friends, Jimmy Keane and Robbie O’Connell, will be on stage at the Irish Center on Saturday. A new Philly Rose of Tralee will be selected this weekend. And there’s a fundraiser for wounded Philly Police Officer Jesse Hartnett being thrown by his AOH division in Gloucester County, NJ. Of course, there’s more. . .read on.
The Young Irelands Gaelic Football Club’s annual “Fight Night” fundraiser is Saturday night. Coming up” Rose of Tralee Selection Night; a musical visit from Mick Moloney, Robbie O’Connell and James Keane; and some Celtic vs. Rangers action on screen.
Several events commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising take place this week, including a special performance by Cherish the Ladies and the annual ceremony at the local gravesite of the Rising’s financier, Joseph McGarrity. And there’s more.
After the craziness of St. Patrick’s Day, things slow down a bit. But for you Celtic Thunder fans, hey … it’s a big, big week.