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

Shamrock Reins…A Healing Place for Veterans

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Interview: Janet L. Brennan, Founder & Executive Director Interview and Photos By Katharine Gilbert 1. How did you decide to establish a center of caring for veterans. I truly feel this is a calling. From that very moment I bought… Continue Reading

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

The Irish Living Out Girls

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By Pete Sigmund Ever hear of “the living out girls?” They were, like the well-known characters in the Downton Abbey TV series, the servants who kept great estates going as maids, tutors, cooks, companions and other essential help. Living out… Continue Reading

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

“I Think of D-Day Every Day”

D-Day - Dwight D. Eisenhower and Francis McDonnell, author of "Living on the Edge: My Years in the U.S. Secret Service"

[left] Francis McDonnell is the author of “Living on the Edge: My Years in the U.S. Secret Service.” He is also the president of the Philadelphia Donegal Association. [right] Dwight D. Eisenhower By Francis McDonnell During 1967-1968, the Philadelphia office of the… 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