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


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


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

Northern Ireland Activist Receives Passion for Peace Award


Patricia Campbell, a psychiatric nurse from County Tyrone and the president of the Independent Workers Union in Ireland received the Passion for Peace award at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill on Sunday, March 22nd. Campbell, who began her… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

James “Jim” Coyne: The Father of the Irish Memorial

James Coyne is central to the massive bronze sculpture in memory of The Great Hunger.

[photo above] James Coyne is central to the massive bronze sculpture in memory of The Great Hunger. By Marita Krivda Poxon   A splendid afternoon and evening occurred on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 when the Board of Directors of the… Continue Reading

Memorial Ceremony Honors Irish Patriots Buried in St. Anne Cemetery


An Honor Ceremony was held on December 7, 2013 at St. Anne Church and Cemetery recognizing the Civil War heritage of the parish featuring the 150th Anniversary of the death of Lt. Col. Peter McAloon. McAloon was born in Kinawley,… Continue Reading

Patriot Action—My Great-Grandfather Color Sergeant David Kiniry, Company C of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers


Irish patriots—Valiant at Gettysburg By Karen Kiniry Hneleski with William F. Kiniry Jr. My father, who would have been 106 years old this December, told how he shared a bed in the family home with his grandfather, David Kiniry, and… Continue Reading

Einstein Healthcare Network to Hold Free Tay-Sachs Disease Screenings for Irish Population March 4, April 20 & May 13, 2013

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is offering free Tay-Sachs disease screenings to those of Irish descent in March, April and May. Screenings — which involve a simple blood test — are free to those who participate. To be eligible, participants must… Continue Reading