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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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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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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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Meet the New Philadelphia Rose of Tralee

By on April 22, 2016
Brigid Gallagher, a 26-year-old executive director of a nonprofit serving homeless veterans, was crowned on Saturday night at a gala event at The Radnor Hotel.


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Gravesite Remarks by Monaghan Councillor Sean Conlon

By on April 8, 2016
This is the full text of Conlon's remarks, which he made at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon on Sunday.


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Poignant Easter Rising Ceremony at Holy Cross Cemetery

By on April 8, 2016
A large crowd turned out for this annual event at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, which held greater meaning this year, the centenary of the 1916 battle for Irish freedom.


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"Darkness Into Light" Launches in Philadelphia

By on April 1, 2016
The local Irish community is raising money for Pieta House, an Irish organization that gives one-on-one counseling to people who are thinking of suicide, by participating in the international "Darkness Into Light" 5K on May 7 in the city. Pieta House founder Joan Freeman met with the local committee this week.


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As Ireland Honors the Heroes of 1916, Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums Will Be There

By on March 25, 2016
The Philadelphia band will be the only foreign band taking part in formal ceremonies Easter Monday in Ashbourne, County Meath. They will also honor the memory of fallen N.J. State Trooper Sean Cullen.


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Philadelphia Remembers the Heroes of 1916–Including Its Own

By on March 23, 2016
The centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland that led to the formation of the Irish Free State is being remembered in a big way in the Philadelphia area. The city played a significant role in supporting the Irish rebels. Find out how you can participate and learn more.


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The Philly St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pictures: 290 of ‘Em

By on March 18, 2016
Nobody covers the Philly parade like we do! You want the parade? You got it. If you were there, maybe we saw you!
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