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

Brian McCaul: Pride of County Tyrone

Brian McCaul. Photo - Denise Foley

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

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

5 Questions for Susan Kelly Von Medicus: Local Artist Brings the Golden Age of Irish Manuscripts to Villanova

Photo above: Ne Timeas: walnut ink and egg tempera on Fabriano paper. Study for student project based on decorations in Lindisfame Gospel text from Luke at Annunciation: Fear not Mary. Were you always interested in art as a young girl?… Continue Reading

St. Anne Parish—Serving God and Country Since 1845

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

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