Fundraising efforts continue this year, starting with a June 27 event at McGillicuddy’s in Upper Darby, but there has been huge progress in the effort to save the Irish Center. Here’s what’s happening.
There are four fundraisers this weekend–supporting the Irish Center, a local organization that helps those in need, the Irish victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse, and a group of young local musicians who are heading to the All-Irelands music competition in Sligo. Sunday’s also the 19th annual Celtic Day on the waterfront in Bristol Borough.
An Irish festival and three fundraisers dominate this week’s Irish activities, along with a concert by the Converse-wearing Converse Crew, a group of local young Irish musicians who will be playing at the lovely Glen Foerd mansion on the Delaware River on Thursday.
Find the real Irish Philadelphia this weekend during a walking tour of the city’s Irish heritage sites that ends with brunch at The Plough and the Stars. There are also loads of Bloomsday events, including a concert on Saturday featuring songs from James Joyce’s novels and short stories. And you know there’s more.
This week, Irish festivals, an Irish language immersion course, and a week of fun events celebrating the definitive Irish novel. Irish enough for ya?
There’s rugby and Irish music and a beef-and-beer fundraisers this weekend and two Irish festival next weekend. Plus, for all you folks who’ve been wanting to know where you can learn to speak Irish, try the language immersion day at the Irish Center on Saturday, June 6.