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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

The screenwriter of “The Minnitts of Anabeg,” a film about an English judge who tries to save his community during the Irish Potato Famine, will be at the Irish Center this week to discuss the film after its showing. “Ragas and Airs” will be at The Irish Memorial and Altan is in town. There’s lots more too.

Indian Dance and Irish Music Tell a Universal Story

Usiloquoy Dance Creations will perform a classical form of Indian dance to Irish and Indo-Irish music on Saturday at the Irish Memorial. The two cultures are more alike than you think.

Big Boost for Irish Center Fund Drive!

You love the Irish Center, and it shows! This week, we tallied up many generous donations, and we’re poised to crack the $11,000 mark. You can help get us there, but remember: there’s still a long way to go.

A Championship Irish Dancer Comes Home

Ali Doughty brought her trophy–almost as big as she is–to a party in her honor at The Plough and the Stars in Philadelphia on Sunday. She’s the number one ladies 20-21 Irish dance champion in the world.

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

John Byrne will be opening up the first of several fundraisers for the Irish Center on Saturday, then entertaining on Wednesday in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park. Jamison is in Sea Isle, and an very unusual dance performance is planned for the Irish Memorial.

How to be Irish in Philly This Week

A fundraiser to help save the Philadelphia Irish Center is scheduled for July 19. Read on for details and for how to catch your favorite Philly Irish bands one state over.

Four New Irish Hall of Fame Inductees Selected

The owner of a famed taproom where Irish dancers congregated weekly, the “heart and soul” of the Philadelphia Ceili Group, and twin brothers who doggedly pursued the truth behind the deaths of 57 Irish immigrants in Malvern are the latest to be honored.

To Galway and Back

The thousands of incredibly enthusiastic folks who showed up for the Galway Sessions Parade got a special treat: a visit from one of the Philly area’s most popular bagpipe bands. We share their snaps.