Villanova Hosts 5th Annual Irish Dance Festival

Photos: Brendan Clay By Brendan Clay On Saturday, November 4th, Villanova University hosted its fifth annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival in St. Mary’s Gym on Villanova’s campus. The festival is a showcase of some of the best Irish dance American… Continue Reading

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

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

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

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick – 246th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala

(Above: Friendly Sons President Joseph P. Heenan with gathering of Gala Attendees greet Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson  |  photos – Tom Keenan) By Russell W. Wylie The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for… Continue Reading

On CRAIC Radio, Two Former Dubliners Share Their Musical Tastes With Philadelphia

Photo by Jennifer Logue By Brendan Clay Airing ad free on WPPM 106.5 FM on Thursdays from 3 to 5 pm, CRAIC Radio is a music program put together by two men from Dublin who have been part of the… Continue Reading

Charles Martin: Across the Ocean Wild and Wide

By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine   ”I’ll take you home again, Kathleen, / To where your heart has ever been / Since you were first my bonnie bride / Across the ocean wild and wide.” “This is my favorite song”… Continue Reading

Slideshow: Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame

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