A Solemn Remembrance of 1916
Apr29

A Solemn Remembrance of 1916

About 1,000 people attended Philadelphia’s commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising that was a steppingstone to Irish freedom.

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Meet the New Philadelphia Rose of Tralee
Apr22

Meet the New Philadelphia Rose of Tralee

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.

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Gravesite Remarks by Monaghan Councillor Sean Conlon
Apr08

Gravesite Remarks by Monaghan Councillor Sean Conlon

This is the full text of Conlon’s remarks, which he made at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon on Sunday.

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Poignant Easter Rising Ceremony at Holy Cross Cemetery
Apr08

Poignant Easter Rising Ceremony at Holy Cross Cemetery

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.

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“Darkness Into Light” Launches in Philadelphia
Apr01

“Darkness Into Light” Launches in Philadelphia

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.

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As Ireland Honors the Heroes of 1916, Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums Will Be There
Mar25

As Ireland Honors the Heroes of 1916, Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums Will Be There

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.

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