The passion, competition, and camaraderie of supporters and players of Gaelic games were on display at the USGAA Finals in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. ℘℘℘ September is traditionally the last month of the GAA season as the best of the best in Ireland play each other in the All-Ireland Finals. September is also the time of USGAA Finals, a competition that pits the best … [Read more...] about GAA in the USA
June 16, 2004 is the 100th Anniversary of Leopold Bloom's Fateful Walk.
As we go to press and the world is celebrating Bloomsday, plans are already afoot for next year's "Bloomsday Centenary." Ireland's Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism John O'Donoghue has set up the Bloomsday Centenary Coordinating Committee, to plan the event which will hopefully lure James Joyce fans … [Read more...] about Making Ready for
If you live in Philadelphia or happen to be planning a weekend break to the city, you will be interested to note that the 15th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration will take place on Sunday, March 10th between 2:30 and 7:00pm at the International House of Philadelphia. The program's theme "Far from the American Shore: Irish American history through song" offers an entertaining … [Read more...] about Celtic Appalachia
The Irish Memorial in Philadelphia is one of many Famine memorials springing up across the United States. But how does one show that the one million dead were once living, breathing, loving, laughing humans? And how does one move from the tragedy to the promise of new life that America offered? Sculptor Glenna Goodacre is no novice to daunting tasks. Her ability to capture … [Read more...] about A Call to Remember
The Philadelphia Immigration Resource Center will be hosting a bachelors' contest titled "Man of Erin 2001" on February 24. The winner will receive a trip to Ireland, including airfare, accommodations and spending money and will represent Philadelphia in the bachelor contest at the Guinness International Mullingar Festival over the summer. The Philadelphia Immigration … [Read more...] about Man of Erin 2001 Contest