Finding Private Maguire

By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine During the summer, 2014, John McDevitt of Ardmore, Pa., visited the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, to research Catholic Sacramental Registers available on microfilm. His particular interest was the parish of Donaghpatrick, Diocese of Tuam, County Mayo. He discovered that resources for viewing were excellent; however, the microfilmed records presented […]



Jon McGoran: Local Author, Global Themes, and Much Food for Thought

An Interview by Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew in August, 2014 issue of the Irish Edition. Now on newsstands and print edition.


Major Fundraiser Campaign Kickoff to Start Mid-July By Marita Krivda Poxon              Rumors had been circulating for many months about the financial difficulties that the Irish Center continued to have ever since the City of Philadelphia raised the Irish Center’s property taxes in 2013. But while many suspected that the financial situation had gotten critical, few […]


Glenside Gaelic Club First Annual Father’s Day Tournament a Success

  By Chris McLoone The Glenside Gaelic Club held its first annual Father’s Day Tournament on June 15 at Bishop McDevitt High School, located in Wyncote, PA. For a first-time event, the tournament went off largely without a hitch. Families walked away with full stomachs thanks to the fully stocked refreshment stand and everyone got […]


Penn State Plays First Game of the Season in Dublin’s Croke Park

By Brendan Clay “We’re close to 130 years playing football, and this is our first time playing outside country.” Those were the words of Michael Bradley, Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade director and an active and important member of Penn State’s alumni. Bradley, a familiar face in Philadelphia’s Irish community, brings news that the Nittany […]

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