The Irish Immigration Center Knows How to Have Fun
May22

The Irish Immigration Center Knows How to Have Fun

They had it on Sunday at their annual picnic, and Monday at a special Red Hat Luncheon on the banks of the Delaware. We have photos.

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These Kids Are More Than Alright
May22

These Kids Are More Than Alright

Two young New Jersey Irish trad musicians have released their first CD to great acclaim. He’s 17, she’s 12.

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Second Duffy’s Cut Victim Returning Home
May15

Second Duffy’s Cut Victim Returning Home

She came from County Tyrone in 1832 for a better life, but was dead six weeks after she arrived. In July, the dedicated team that has literally unearthed the mystery of the Duffy’s Cut tragedy in Malvern will be taking Catherine Burns home to Tyrone to be buried in a church graveyard.

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Local Swimmer Pursues Olympic Dreams in Ireland
May15

Local Swimmer Pursues Olympic Dreams in Ireland

It was a tough decision for Havertown’s Shane Ryan, but this Penn State junior decided his best chance for a medal is to seek a berth on the Irish team–with his coach’s blessing.

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Local Trad Performers Score Big at the Fleadh
May14

Local Trad Performers Score Big at the Fleadh

Last weekend, 10 musicians from the Delaware Valley qualified to compete in the All-Irelands music competition in Sligo this August. One set a new record for first place wins.

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‘Philly Will Not Ever Again Be the Same Without Her Ever Humble and Gracious Presence’
May08

‘Philly Will Not Ever Again Be the Same Without Her Ever Humble and Gracious Presence’

Friends reflect on the passing of Sister Cecile Anne Reiley, SSJ, a tireless advocate for the poor, peace and justice.

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