Monday Night at the Irish Center
Most pubs are pretty quiet on a Monday night, but not the bar at the Philadelphia Irish Center. The Cummins School of Irish Dance gives lessons in the ballroom, so the Irish dance moms and dads have a beer or soft drink at the bar while they wait. Some bring their laptops so they can work, others read, study, or, in one case, knit.
Like an Irish pub, it’s not really just a bar. It’s a place where people can congregate, bring their families, chat, or sit quietly and read or watch TV. “This place is so special,” said dance mom Shiela Ruen. “It’s like something out of another time. It’s a real gem. People don’t even know what a treasure they have here. I love it.”
So do we.