Philly’s Rose Becomes the 2014 International Rose of Tralee
Aug21

Philly’s Rose Becomes the 2014 International Rose of Tralee

The 27-year-old studio manager at Anthropologie and Philadelphia transplant was crowned on Tuesday in Tralee. She’s the first international Rose from Philadelphia.

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Happy Birthday, Vince!
Aug15

Happy Birthday, Vince!

Vincent Gallagher, president of the Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), recently celebrated his 70th birthday at the Center. Guests surprised him by bringing checks for the Center, which is facing a financial crisis.

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Map of Ireland on Your Face?
Aug12

Map of Ireland on Your Face?

Even if it’s just the flag, you need sunscreen. Skin cancer is the number one cancer in Ireland and it’s epidemic in the US too, particularly among the fair-skinned. Penn’s Dr. Cherie Ditre (whose grandmother came from Leitrim) explains how to protect yourself.

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The Irish Center in Social Media This Week
Aug08

The Irish Center in Social Media This Week

We’re trying our hand at Storify to help tell the Irish Center’s, em, story on Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube this week. Give it a look.

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Local Irish Protest Gaza Bloodshed
Aug01

Local Irish Protest Gaza Bloodshed

Last Saturday, protesters took to the streets throughout Ireland. The day after, three dozen Irish and Irish-Americans, joined by Palestinian-Americans carried the protest to Philadelphia.

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Philly Says Goodbye to One Vice Consul, Hello to Another
Aug01

Philly Says Goodbye to One Vice Consul, Hello to Another

Peter Ryan is leaving his post in New York to become ambassador to Hong Kong. The popular Irish vice consul was feted yesterday at events at The Irish Center and the Union League. He also introduced his successor to the area: new vice consul, Anna McGillicuddy.

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