The 27-year-old studio manager at Anthropologie and Philadelphia transplant was crowned on Tuesday in Tralee. She’s the first international Rose from Philadelphia.
Vincent Gallagher, president of the Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), recently celebrated his 70th birthday at the Center. Guests surprised him by bringing checks for the Center, which is facing a financial crisis.
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.
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...
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.
Tony McCourt wasn’t the best soccer player, but everyone knew him as their best teammate. A scholarship is planned in his honor.