The Amazing Doc Halladay…And the Perfect Pitch

(Reprinted from Irish Edition, November 2010 issue; illustration by Megan Lawlor) By Coleman Clarke Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay, otherwise known as ‘Doc Halladay,’ traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in the off-season, may just be Phillies manager Charlie Manuel’s answered prayer.… Continue Reading

Ireland and the Vikings: A Story of Resistance

By Carmel McCaffrey Interest in the Vikings and their escapades throughout Europe has grown in recent years mostly because of popular TV dramas – but much of what is written and described in these dramatizations is more myth than historic… Continue Reading

Ancient Order of Hibernians 26th Annual Irish Fall Festival

NORTH WILDWOOD The largest Irish festival on the East Coast begins on Thursday, Sept. 21 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 24.  This festive four-day event is sponsored by James J. Reilly, Division 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). The success… Continue Reading

Sisters of the Revolutionaries

Reviewed by Msgr. Francis A. Carbine The story of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse has been eclipsed by that of their brothers, Patrick and William Pearse. Both men were executed in May, 1916, for their role in the Easter Rising.… Continue Reading

Harry McHugh, Wawa’s Cultural Ambassador, Addresses the Donegal Society

Above: Harry McHugh with Frank McDonnell, President of the Donegal Society, in the Library of the Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center By Marita Krivda Poxon Harry McHugh, 73, Galway-born retired executive at Wawa Inc., spoke to members of… Continue Reading

The Pre-Christian Religion of Ancient Ireland

Above: Hill of Tara By Carmel McCaffrey Although Christianity arrived in Ireland in the fifth century AD it did not come to a society unfamiliar with religious rituals or bereft of any deity. On the contrary, the new arrival came… Continue Reading

Kellie Farrelly and the Future of the Cavan Society

By Brendan Clay In 1983, a couple emigrated from Ireland’s County Cavan to Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania where they got married and started a family. The husband had come to America before and worked at Cavan Construction with his brother. When… Continue Reading