About 1,000 people attended Philadelphia’s commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising that was a steppingstone to Irish freedom.
Brigid Gallagher, a 26-year-old executive director of a nonprofit serving homeless veterans, was crowned on Saturday night at a gala event at The Radnor Hotel.
This is the full text of Conlon’s remarks, which he made at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon on Sunday.
A large crowd turned out for this annual event at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, which held greater meaning this year, the centenary of the 1916 battle for Irish freedom.
The local Irish community is raising money for Pieta House, an Irish organization that gives one-on-one counseling to people who are thinking of suicide, by participating in the international “Darkness Into Light” 5K on May 7 in the city. Pieta House founder Joan Freeman met with the local committee this week.
The Philadelphia band will be the only foreign band taking part in formal ceremonies Easter Monday in Ashbourne, County Meath. They will also honor the memory of fallen N.J. State Trooper Sean Cullen.