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Singing to Save the Irish Center

Cork-born Cahal Dunne, a charming and talented singer-pianist, worked hard to find his audience. You can see why his audiences love him Sunday at a fund-raiser to help keep the Irish Center in business.

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.

How To Be Irish In Philly This Week

Philly’s Rose of Tralee competes in the international competition in Ireland this week, and Cahal Dunne brings his cabaret show to the Irish Center for a fundraiser on Sunday night. And there’s more. . . .

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.

The Irish Center in Social Media This Week

We’re trying our hand at Storify to help tell the Irish Center’s, em, story on Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube this week. Give it a look.

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Two great trad performers come to the Irish Center on Sunday, and there are Celtic acts from Schwenksville to Bethlehem to Wildwood and parts in between. Read on for info on Irish Center fundraisers coming up, including one with Irish comic Mick Thomas.

Local Irish Protest Gaza Bloodshed

Last Saturday, protesters took to the streets throughout Ireland. The day after, three dozen Irish and Irish-Americans, joined by Palestinian-Americans carried the protest to Philadelphia.

Penn State Pride Heads to Dublin

Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade Director Michael Bradley will be one of the many fans heading to Ireland August 30 for the Croke Park Classic, the first overseas game for the Penn State football team. He’ll be with the band.