Shamrock Reins…A Healing Place for Veterans

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

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

Interview with Paul Doris, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and Irish Republican Activist

By Sabina Clarke Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the second oldest in the country has been held continuously since 1771. This year with a nod to the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin the theme is “God Bless… Continue Reading

Shall we dance…a haon…a dó…a trí!

5 Questions For 5 Dancers: 1: How and when did you get involved in Irish Dance? 2: As your interest developed, did you set specific goals for yourself? 3: Do you consider Irish Dance a more artistic rather than athletic endeavor…or bit… Continue Reading

Einstein Healthcare Network to Hold Free Tay-Sachs Disease Screenings for Irish Population March 4, April 20 & May 13, 2013

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is offering free Tay-Sachs disease screenings to those of Irish descent in March, April and May. Screenings — which involve a simple blood test — are free to those who participate. To be eligible, participants must… Continue Reading

Philadelphia Social Worker Is Finalist in Rose of Tralee Competition

Photo © Katharine Gilbert Havertown resident Elizabeth Spellman, the Philadelphia Rose of Tralee, a 27-year-old social worker at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia will return to Ireland in August to compete in the finals of The Rose of Tralee International… Continue Reading

Lantern Theater’s A Skull in Connemara Puts the ‘Mac’ in ‘Macabre’

Reviewed by Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew So, who needs a closet when skeletons are part of your cast of characters? No matter if they’re somewhat, errm, not exactly disembodied, but let’s say, disarticulated. Isn’t that a sign of our times anyway? As… Continue Reading