A New Look at the Easter Rising
Aug29

A New Look at the Easter Rising

Nearly 100 years after the six days of battle in the streets of Dublin, the bloody first act of a rebellion that would lead to independence from Britain, you can gain a fresh new perspective on the 1916 Rising in a new film, “A Terrible Beauty/ÁIille An Ufais.” It has its world premiere in Philly September 6.

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Our Rose Returns
Aug29

Our Rose Returns

The International Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh of Phladelphia, returned this week from her groundbreaking win in one of Ireland’s most popular events. There’s a party for her on Saturday in the city. We have photos of the festivities at the airport.

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Get Ready to Laugh: Here Comes Mick Thomas
Aug29

Get Ready to Laugh: Here Comes Mick Thomas

The popular New York comic–originally from Wexford–is bringing his act to the Irish Center on September 5. This interview is just a taste of what’s to come.

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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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