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A Little Lunch Music

It was lunch and a show at the weekly senior lunch at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby.

A Philadelphia Irish Center Update

Fundraising efforts continue this year, starting with a June 27 event at McGillicuddy’s in Upper Darby, but there has been huge progress in the effort to save the Irish Center. Here’s what’s happening.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

There are four fundraisers this weekend–supporting the Irish Center, a local organization that helps those in need, the Irish victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse, and a group of young local musicians who are heading to the All-Irelands music competition in Sligo. Sunday’s also the 19th annual Celtic Day on the waterfront in Bristol Borough.

A Day at the Delco Gaels Blitz

While the big kids played on fields nearby, the wee ones took to the football field at Cardinal O’Hara to have a lot of often disorganized fun, playing Gaelic football and hurling—and probably laying the groundwork for the future of Gaelic games in Philly. Come check out our many pics.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

An Irish festival and three fundraisers dominate this week’s Irish activities, along with a concert by the Converse-wearing Converse Crew, a group of local young Irish musicians who will be playing at the lovely Glen Foerd mansion on the Delaware River on Thursday.

RIP: Rosabelle Gifford, 100, A Woman of Spirit

She emigrated to the US as a single mother of five, and made a life for herself and her children. A beloved figure in Philadelphia’s Irish community, particularly the Rose of Tralee Centre, she was an inspiration.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Find the real Irish Philadelphia this weekend during a walking tour of the city’s Irish heritage sites that ends with brunch at The Plough and the Stars. There are also loads of Bloomsday events, including a concert on Saturday featuring songs from James Joyce’s novels and short stories. And you know there’s more.

Local Irish-American Actor Injured in Hit and Run

Well known Philadelphia actor Michael Toner lost a leg as the result of the Center City accident.