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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Congratulations to the 2019 Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame honorees, especially  our Sister Marguerite O’Beirne, OSF!

 

 

 

Long time member, board member, and former treasurer, Liam Hegarty will also be inducted (posthumously).

 

 

 

 

Tickets are available now at theirishcenter.org (scroll to the end of the page).

 

A Revolutionary Cultural Opportunity For IABCN Members

As we approach America’s Independence Day, IABCN is pleased to announced that we will be an official Promotional Partner for the Museum of the American Revolution’s special exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, running from September 28, 2019 through March 17, 2020. We’re thrilled to support the Museum – an IABCN member, and the host of our fabulous 20th Anniversary Celebration – in presenting the fascinating tale of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

As part of this alliance, the Museum of the American Revolution will be providing IABCN members with special opportunities to engage with the Museum’s first international loan exhibition. First amongst these opportunities, the Museum is offering discounted exhibit sponsorships exclusively for IABCN members. For $5,000 – half the price of a standard sponsorship – IABCN members will receive:

  • Name recognition in the exhibition gallery and Museum’s annual report
  • Invitations to an exclusive, private opening reception for exhibit donors and sponsors
  • 15 complimentary admission passes to the Museum and the special exhibit
  • An exclusive tour of the Museum’s exhibits for up to 15 guests
  • 10 percent discount on Museum facility rentals

Perhaps most importantly, exhibit sponsors will join IABCN, Emigrant Support Programme of Ireland, Irish Georgian Society and other Irish affinity organizations in championing the Museum of the American Revolution efforts to chronicle the Irish role on both sides of the American Revolution, and the Revolution’s inspiration for the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The Museum is limiting this special discount to five IABCN member organizations – to secure your sponsorship, or to learn more, contact Adam Robinson at the Museum of the American Revolution at 267-579-3392 or arobinson@amrevmuseum.org.

IABCN looks forward to welcoming our members – and an expected 50,000 Museum visitors – to this one-of-a-kind exhibit celebrating America and Ireland’s shared heritage!

Take $100* off any roundtrip Aer Lingus scheduled transatlantic flight from Philadelphia to select destinations in Ireland and Europe.

Valid for travel Aug 1 – Oc t31, 2019. Book by June 11, 2019 only at aerlingus.com.

*T&C’s apply

 

Last Thursday (May 16th) we had the wonderful opportunity to partner with the Local Enterprise Offices from Counties Derry, Donegal and Mayo and welcome 3 Irish companies who traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Irish Chamber members and expand their networks in the Greater Philadelphia Region: Baronscourt Brewing Co.The Muff Liquor Company, and  Lough Mask Distillery.

Following our interactive panel discussion, we hosted a tasting session featuring spirits and brews from Pennsylvania —Philadelphia DistillingDad’s Hat Rye Whiskey, and Manatawny Still Works, and Ireland — Baronscourt Brewing Co.The Muff Liquor CompanyLough Mask DistilleryTeeling Whiskey, and Powers Irish Whiskey.

Thank you to our Ambassador Club Sponsors, KYW Newsradio and “Beer and Booze Broz” for attending and recording their monthly podcast at our event.

Thank you to our event sponsors, The Free Library of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development.

Search #GoodSpiritsInIREandPA on social media to check out event photos.

Good Spirits 2019