Irish Philadelphia Community News

Synge Festival, a month-long celebration of the full works of J.M. Synge.


A young man walks into a rural tavern and declares that he has murdered his abusive father in self-defense. He is beloved by the locals and heralded as a hero until the truth of his past is revealed. A riotous comedy, J.M. Synge’s timely tale looks at the power of personality over facts, challenges the wisdom of popular opinion, and asks us what separates criminality from heroism.

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Irish Philadelphia Community News

Support the CONALLSTRONG team, which has been the largest team for participants for the 5th year in a row and one of the top 3 overall non-corporate fundraising teams.  They are raising money to help fight childhood cancer and ultimately fund lifesaving research and innovative care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, an organization that has enabled our son, Conall, the meds and the protocols to fight this cancer that has changed his life, our life and many of the lives of people that Conall has touched over the past 4.5 years since his battle began in March 2015.  Conall, a Havertown native, has FINISHED treatment and is a CANCER SURVIVOR  !!!!  Anyone who meets Conall knows that his personality lights a room and he is so charismatic, even after EVERYTHING he has been through!

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Phorest, an Ireland-based salon software company, launched its U.S. headquarters on Thursday (August 15) in Philadelphia, and plans to have at least 30 employees by the year’s end, nearly doubling its U.S. presence.

Irish Chamber Member, Joe Burke (pictured below), Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Community & Economic Development, Office of International Business Development, discussed the State’s role in attracting and supporting foreign direct investment into the Pennsylvania.


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An Irish salon software company is putting down roots in Philly

We’re excited to share updates from the Museum of the American Revolution – our member and partner – on their special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, opening September 28:

– The exhibition’s run has been extended through Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17.

– The Museum has developed transatlantic partnerships with Ireland’s national cultural institutions, such as the National Gallery, National Library, National Museum, and the Ulster Museum, to exhibit treasures from Ireland’s revolutionary history here in Philadelphia as part of Cost of Revolution. These partnerships will help to reveal the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798 for tens of thousands of Museum visitors.

– Irish Chamber corporate member WSFS Bank has joined as the exhibition’s latest sponsor!

Now is the last chance to join the Irish Chamber, WSFS Bank, the Emigrant Support Programme of Ireland, the Irish Georgian Society, and more in sponsoring this revolutionary storytelling. To ensure your company’s inclusion as an exhibition sponsor – at a special discounted rate for Irish Chamber members – contact Adam Robinson by August 15 at 267-579-3392 or

P.S.: For the first time in an American exhibition, Theobald Wolfe Tone’s bloodstained wallet from 1798, on loan from the National Museum of Ireland, will be on display. You won’t want to miss this!

For four days, Thursday 7/25 through Sunday 7/28, over 2,500 kids (ages 6 to 18) from across the U.S. and including Canada will be at the Greater Chester Valley Sports Association Complex in Malvern, Pennsylvania (137 Line Rd, Malvern, PA 19355) competing in the traditional Irish sports of Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie – think soccer meets rugby with a little basketball, lacrosse, and baseball thrown in for good measure.

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