President's Message

Ce’ad mile fa’ilte (a hundred thousand  welcomes)

Welcome to the Irish Society and our new Web-site.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Toast to St. Patrick last month.  We had a great turn out with a lot of new members coming out for the celebration.  It is the collective effort of everyone that makes the Irish Society what it is today.  I encourage you, if you are a member, to become involved in our quarterly meetings.  If you are not a member, please join us and get to know some of the great people in the Irish community.

We were recently recognized by the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Observance Committee for our continued support of the parade.  The event was held at CBS3 Studios and we were joined by a number of other Irish organizations.  Along with the Irish Society, two individuals were honored who are important supporters of our group.  John Dougherty, Business Manager of IBEW Local 98 and Sandy Muller, owner of Muller Beverage.  We are proud supporters of this group and their efforts to keep the St. Patrick’s Day Parade running in Philadelphia.

Our next general membership meeting will be held on May 12th at Finnegan’s Wake.  We will be having a guest speaker to bring everyone up to date on the political situation in Ireland.  Please make plans to attend and bring a friend.    If you are a new member it’s a good opportunity to meet others and for everyone to learn a little bit about you.  Remember, we are all here to help each other and promote Irish tradition.

We are planning a summer shore party like we have done in the past.  Please check this web-site periodically as we will list upcoming events as they become available.

Sincerely,

John J. Dougherty,