Philly’s Rose Becomes the 2014 International Rose of Tralee
Aug21

Philly’s Rose Becomes the 2014 International Rose of Tralee

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.

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Happy Birthday, Vince!
Aug15

Happy Birthday, Vince!

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.

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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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