Dennis Clark’s Legacy

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By Dr. James Murphy Professor Emeritus Villanova University It would not be an exaggeration to say that we might not be here today without the foundation laid by the late Dennis Clark. This is especially so given the theme of… Continue Reading

Slideshow: Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame

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Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame 16th Annual Awards ceremony was held at the Irish Center on Nov. 13 Photos by Tom Keenan

Villanova Irish Dance Team Prepares for Intercollegiate Competition

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Article and Videos By Brendan Clay It’s Labor Day, September 5, 2016, and the Villanova Irish Dance Team is hard at work preparing to compete. An upbeat pop number blares throughout the tiny dance studio in St. Mary’s Hall on… Continue Reading

Ireland is Suddenly a Lonely Island

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By Peter Makem Ireland is suddenly a lonely place. Old securities have been shattered since the people of the United Kingdom — specifically the people of England — voted to leave the European Union, voted Brexit, an abbreviation of British… Continue Reading

St. Anne Parish—Serving God and Country Since 1845

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Caption: (above) St. Anne Parish 170th Anniversary and Tribute to First Responders—An American flag flew from the top of the Philadelphia Fire Department Ladder Company 16 hook-and-ladder truck. By Russell W. Wylie Only a few weeks after the Continental Congress established… Continue Reading

POPE FRANCIS: FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

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by Msgr. Francis A. Carbine When Pope Francis speaks on the Parkway in Philadelphia during his September visit, listen carefully!   You may hear traces of an Irish lilt. In fact, the future Pope studied English for three months in Milltown,… Continue Reading

Conor McGregor versus Chad Mendes: A Dublin Boy Goes Up Against an All-American Wrestler in UFC 189

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Caption (above): McGregor the Irishman delivers something no other fighter can: a new audience in the nation of Ireland. By Brendan Clay I’m sitting at the bar at Tír na nÓg in center city sipping on a water and waiting… Continue Reading

Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Speaks at 244th Friendly Sons Gala

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Caption (above):  Some Philadelphia area students currently attending Trinity College Dublin, are here with the Provost in Parliament Square in front of the Campanile. (L-R) Francesca Crooks of Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School ’12, Elizabeth Maguire of Gwynedd Mercy Academy… Continue Reading