There was a big turnout at a fund-raiser at Tir na Nog in Center City. The tragedy hit Ireland hard, but it resonated here in Philly, too.
It was just like a big party–but with raffle baskets.
It was lunch and a show at the weekly senior lunch at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby.
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.
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.
She emigrated to the US as a single mother of five, and made a life for herself and her children. A beloved figure in Philadelphia’s Irish community, particularly the Rose of Tralee Centre, she was an inspiration.