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Audio Podcast: Interview with Peggy Mecham, Director of the Irish Heritage Theatre’s Presentation of “The Plough and the Stars”

The Irish Heritage Theatre, together with Plays and Players, is presenting the third play in Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy. This one takes places during the Easter Rising.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

It’s Philadelphia Fleadh weekend with five stages of live Irish music in Bensalem. There’s a also a beef-and-beer for the Philadelphia Mary from Dungloe, Glengesh in New Hope, and a musical tribute to Mother Jones, the Irish immigrant who helped organize Pennsylvania’s coal miners. And more!

More Than 250 Walked From Darkness Into Light

The first ever predawn 5K for Ireland’s Pieta House in Philadelphia drew a large crowd who didn’t seem to mind the early hour or the drizzling rain.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

The Darkness Into Light 5K to raise money for the Irish organization that helps those considering suicide takes place rain or shine in Philadelphia tomorrow. Coming up: The Philadelphia Fleadh, next Saturday, with an outstanding lineup of bands.

Audio Podcast: Interview with Celtic Woman’s Máiréad Carlin

The troupe’s Destiny World Tour is coming to Reading in June. Máiréad Carlin talks about Irish music and dance and why it still resonates more than 20 years after Riverdance.

How To Be Irish In Philly This Week

Play bingo for a designer bag and help the Irish Center later this week. Also on tap in May: The John Byrne Band, Slainte, a day of hurling, the “Darkness Into Light 5K” for Pieta House, a tribute to the late Bobby Sands and more.

A Solemn Remembrance of 1916

About 1,000 people attended Philadelphia’s commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising that was a steppingstone to Irish freedom.

Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane and Robbie O’Connell in Concert

It was a big concert that actually seemed like a much smaller and intimate gathering of friends. We have videos and photos.