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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Are you ready for some football? And hurling? College teams descend on Philly on Saturday bringing nonstop Gaelic sports action. On Monday, three top Irish trad musicians bring their tunes to West Chester. There’s a special visit from a Saw Doctor and a Water Boy later in the week, and plenty of events in between.

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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

A new Philly Rose of Tralee will be chosen at a gala this week; a documentary on a controversial shooting of 10 people in West Belfast is scheduled for a free viewing at The Irish Center, and it’s Gaelic sports, college-style, coming next weekend to Drexel Hill.

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Social Media Reunites Cousins

Chance encounters on social media outlets, including Facebook, helped the Murphy family of County Kerry find one another. Irish radio host Marianne MacDonald recently brought some of her long-lost clan together at the Irish Center.

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Grab Your Blankets! The Fleadh is Coming Back!

The Philadelphia Fleadh is bringing 15 bands and an Irish dance competition to Pennypack Park on May 3.

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Mother-Daughter Tea Leads Up to the Rose of Tralee Selection

A new Philadelphia Rose of Tralee will be chosen on April 11. One of the 2013 Rose’s last official acts was presiding over a lovely mother-daughter tea last weekend in Radnor.

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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Collingswood firefighters are going to lose their locks to help raise money for pediatric cancer at a St. Baldrick’s event this weekend. The Theresa Flanagan Band will be raising money for St. Lucy School for the Blind. And Archbishop Charles Chaput will celebrate a cultural heritage Mass on Saturday.

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Welcome Home, Mick

A standing-room-only crowd welcomed celebrated traditional musician Mick Moloney (and an all-star band) to The Irish Center recently.

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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

The first of several Rose of Tralee events–including a chance for you to win a $100 gift certificate–happen this week in anticipation of the upcoming Rose selection. And the McDade-Cara Irish dancers didn’t get enough last week–they have a special show on March 23. And there’s more.

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