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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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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on April 15, 2016
Mick Moloney and a couple of his talented friends, Jimmy Keane and Robbie O'Connell, will be on stage at the Irish Center on Saturday. A new Philly Rose of Tralee will be selected this weekend. And there's a fundraiser for wounded Philly Police Officer Jesse Hartnett being thrown by his AOH division in Gloucester County, NJ. Of course, there's more. . .read on.


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How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on April 8, 2016
The Young Irelands Gaelic Football Club's annual "Fight Night" fundraiser is Saturday night. Coming up" Rose of Tralee Selection Night; a musical visit from Mick Moloney, Robbie O'Connell and James Keane; and some Celtic vs. Rangers action on screen.


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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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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on April 1, 2016
Several events commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising take place this week, including a special performance by Cherish the Ladies and the annual ceremony at the local gravesite of the Rising's financier, Joseph McGarrity. And there's more.


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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

By on March 25, 2016
After the craziness of St. Patrick's Day, things slow down a bit. But for you Celtic Thunder fans, hey ... it's a big, big 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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