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

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(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

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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

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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

Brian McCaul: Pride of County Tyrone

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By Msgr Francis A. Carbine “For my first day attending St. John’s Primary School in Moy, County Tyrone, my  mother made me a suit of soft brown fabric with a Nehru jacket. I wore short pants reaching to my knees.” … Continue Reading

From Ireland to Oreland…or from Pillar to Post…or Perhaps from Pope to Pope!

The McDermott family gathering in their hometown of Oldcastle, County Meath.

By Norbert McDermott I was prompted to “put pen to paper,” as my dear mother would say, when I bumped into one Jane Duffin a few months ago – whom, despite me being a month-in month-out reader of the Irish… Continue Reading

Part II: Friendly Sons of St. Patrick – A Tradition of Liberty and Charity

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By Russell W. Wylie General George Washington was desperate to provide his army encamped at Jockey Hollow in Morristown, NJ with something to boost their morale after enduring the most brutal winter on record. The men of the Continental Army… Continue Reading