Harry McHugh, Wawa’s Cultural Ambassador, Addresses the Donegal Society

Above: Harry McHugh with Frank McDonnell, President of the Donegal Society, in the Library of the Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center By Marita Krivda Poxon Harry McHugh, 73, Galway-born retired executive at Wawa Inc., spoke to members of… Continue Reading

The Pre-Christian Religion of Ancient Ireland

Above: Hill of Tara By Carmel McCaffrey Although Christianity arrived in Ireland in the fifth century AD it did not come to a society unfamiliar with religious rituals or bereft of any deity. On the contrary, the new arrival came… 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

Trees

Trees

Trees Please By Liza Field Bay Journal News Service People feel better out under the trees. So do most songbirds, owls, butterflies and brook trout. So do our creeks, soil microbes and water tables. Even a parking lot feels better—certainly… Continue Reading

Glasnevin Cemetery Facing the Rising Sun!

By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine A cemetery with gift shop, museum, resident historian, café, genealogy office, and bus tours: does such exist? Indeed, it does…in Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery where 1.5 million bodies are buried! Here, troops of children shudder at… Continue Reading

The Face of Irish Music Exhibit Travels to Lackawanna County

Senator John Blake, D-Lankawanna, Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture and Robin Hiteshew, photographer

[Above: Senator John Blake, D-Lankawanna, Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Arts and Culture and Robin Hiteshew, photographer] The Arts and Culture for Lackawanna County presented “The Face of Irish Music”— an exhibit of photographs by Philadelphia resident Robin… 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