More than a hundred people joined the ceremony. It was a nasty, cold day, but the new mural depicting scenes from Irish and Irish-American history warmed their hearts. That, and the music and drink inside Magee’s afterward.
Joe Magee, proprietor of Marty Magee’s, a Prospect Park pub, tapped a well known Philadelphia muralist to turn the wall of his bar into a lesson in local Irish history. They–and the remarkable image–go way back.
They reeled in an exceptionally happy new year at Philadelphia’s home of all things Irish. We have the snaps.
Santa made an appearance the day after Christmas for a traditional Irish St. Stephen’s Day party in Glenside. We were there and have photos!
Volunteers working for the Hibernian Hunger Project deliver 160 Christmas dinners—and a few meals more—to the needy throughout Philadelphia. Gobble up our pictures.
“The Wexford Carols” convey a particular meaning and spirit of the Irish Christmas season, and Caitriona O’Leary, along with Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens, brings new depth and beauty to the original poems—by returning them to their original music.