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A New Brew Pub Comes to Town

Dubliner Ken Merriman, once the general manager of Tir na Nog, has opened Second Story Brew Pub, a new venture that’s a second story all the way ’round.

Duffy’s Cut: A Voice in the Arts

Sponsored by Irish Network Philadelphia, Immaculata University hosted “Duffy’s Cut & the Arts: A Symposium,” a memorable day of events to raise funds and awareness of the ongoing work of The Duffy’s Cut Project.

Memorable Monthly Mondays: The Senior Luncheon at The Irish Center

They call them “Senior Luncheons,” but the name is misleading because the craic that goes on at The Irish Center one Monday a month is for the young at heart.

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

This week,the Cavan Ball takes place, a unique guitar trio from Dublin is performing at Longwood Gardens, singer Mary Black is in Phoenixville, and the Glenside Gaelic Club is inviting you to “wine and dine” with them. More inside!

Last Call Tour for Singer Mary Black

Mary Black will be making her last live appearance in the area in Phoenxiville on October 24. If you want to hear her on stage again, you’ll need a plane ticket. She talked to us from Ireland about her decision to stop touring.

“The Weir”: A Big Play by a Small Company

Small, yes, but ambitious. This spare Irish play, written by Conor McPherson, plumbs the depths of isolation and loneliness, and ends on a note of redemption. See it at the theatre in Jenkintown this week.

Field of Dreams

And that dream, long and doggedly pursued, became reality for the Philadelphia Gaelic Athletic Association as it christened its new Limerick facility with a day of rough-and-tumble football and hurling.

Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly: Philadelphia Ceili Group Concert

Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly played a concert for the Philadelphia Ceili Group at The Irish Center. We have a few videos, and a link to their October tour dates.