Four New Irish Hall of Fame Inductees Selected
Jul10

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.

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RUNA Debuts Its New CD–and a Surprise
Jun27

RUNA Debuts Its New CD–and a Surprise

RUNA, winner of the top Irish group in the Irish Music Awards last year, debuted its brand new CD, “Current Affairs,” on Friday, June 20, at the Sellersville Theatre. Gene Shay, the grand old man of Philly folk, introduced the group along with opening act, singer-songwriter Michael Braunfeld. And one audience member used the occasion—with the collusion of the group—to propose. Karen said yes to Jim! We were there and caught it all on...

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Duffy’s Cut Fundraiser a Huge Success
Jun20

Duffy’s Cut Fundraiser a Huge Success

Sunday’s fundraiser to help defray costs of retrieving the bodies of the remaining 50 Irish immigrants who died working on the railroad in Malvern in 1832 made twice its goal. We have photos.

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“He Only Knew How to Be a Friend”
Jun06

“He Only Knew How to Be a Friend”

Tony McCourt wasn’t the best soccer player, but everyone knew him as their best teammate. A scholarship is planned in his honor.

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A New Brewery Comes to Town
May21

A New Brewery Comes to Town

A local Irish-American home brewer and a friend are going big time with St. Benjamin’s Brewery, coming soon to Kensington.

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Rest in Peace, Wee Oscar
May09

Rest in Peace, Wee Oscar

The five-year-old Belfast boy who loved superhero costumes and Celtic football died this week of a rare form of childhood cancer. The brief time he spent at Philadelphia’s Children’s Hospital in 2012 was long enough to make him a part of the heart of the region’s Irish community.

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