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Newsflash: Leprechauns Weep as irishphiladelphia.com Ends Publication

By on June 12, 2016
irishphiladelphia.com is no more, alas. After a 10-year run, we've hung up our shamrock deely-bobbers. But you can still be Irish in Philadelphia. We'll tell you how.


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Arts

Audio Podcast: Interview with Peggy Mecham, Director of the Irish Heritage Theatre’s Presentation of “The Plough and the Stars”

By on May 19, 2016
The Irish Heritage Theatre, together with Plays and Players, is presenting the third play in Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy. This one takes places during the Easter Rising.


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How to Be Irish in Philly

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on May 13, 2016
It's Philadelphia Fleadh weekend with five stages of live Irish music in Bensalem. There's a also a beef-and-beer for the Philadelphia Mary from Dungloe, Glengesh in New Hope, and a musical tribute to Mother Jones, the Irish immigrant who helped organize Pennsylvania's coal miners. And more!


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More Than 250 Walked From Darkness Into Light

By on May 13, 2016
The first ever predawn 5K for Ireland's Pieta House in Philadelphia drew a large crowd who didn't seem to mind the early hour or the drizzling rain.


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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on May 6, 2016
The Darkness Into Light 5K to raise money for the Irish organization that helps those considering suicide takes place rain or shine in Philadelphia tomorrow. Coming up: The Philadelphia Fleadh, next Saturday, with an outstanding lineup of bands.


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Music

Audio Podcast: Interview with Celtic Woman’s Máiréad Carlin

By on April 29, 2016
The troupe's Destiny World Tour is coming to Reading in June. Máiréad Carlin talks about Irish music and dance and why it still resonates more than 20 years after Riverdance.


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How To Be Irish In Philly This Week

By on April 29, 2016
Play bingo for a designer bag and help the Irish Center later this week. Also on tap in May: The John Byrne Band, Slainte, a day of hurling, the "Darkness Into Light 5K" for Pieta House, a tribute to the late Bobby Sands and more.


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News

A Solemn Remembrance of 1916

By on April 29, 2016
About 1,000 people attended Philadelphia's commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising that was a steppingstone to Irish freedom.


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Music

Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane and Robbie O’Connell in Concert

By on April 22, 2016
It was a big concert that actually seemed like a much smaller and intimate gathering of friends. We have videos and photos.


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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on April 22, 2016
Irish groups from all over the area will be in Philadelphia on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which led to the formation of the Irish Republic.
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