June 2017 - Quarterly Meeting
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

June 2017 - Quarterly Meeting

  • Gwynedd Mercy University

TIME: 6.00 - 8.30 pm
6 p.m. reception; followed by meeting at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Gwynedd Mercy University
University Hall (#28 on the campus map)
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
(If using GPS, please use Ambler as the city)
For a campus map, please click HERE.

COST: Donation of $20 requested  
Light refreshments will be available at no additional charge to members.

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is requested, please complete the form below. 

Payments may be processed: online via a credit or debit card; check payments may be mailed to the office (PO Box 2297, Philadelphia, PA 19103); or payments will be accepted at the door.

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246th Annual St. Patrick's Day Gala
Mar
11
5:00 pm17:00

246th Annual St. Patrick's Day Gala

  • Aronomink Golf Club

The 246th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 with the Cocktail Reception from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Aronimink Golf Club

The Annual Meeting for Society Members will start at 5:00 p.m.  Cocktail reception immediately following the Annual Meeting. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Our Guest Speaker will be PECO President and CEO, Mr. Craig L. Adams.

Sponsorships are available! For more details, please click HERE.

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required. Please complete the form below, or you may click HERE to download, print and mail a reservation form.

For a preview of last year's event, click HERE to view the 2016 program book.

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If you purchased multiple tickets, please include your guest(s) name(s) below.

January 2017 -  Quarterly Meeting
Jan
17
6:00 pm18:00

January 2017 - Quarterly Meeting

  • Tir Na Nog

The next general meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

TIME: 6.00 - 8.30 pm
6 p.m. reception; followed by meeting at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Tir Na Nog
1600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

COST: Donation of $20 requested  
Light refreshments will be available at no additional charge to members.

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is requested, please complete the form below. 

Payments may be processed: online via a credit or debit card; check payments may be mailed to the office (PO Box 2297, Philadelphia, PA 19103); or payments will be accepted at the door.

Name *
Name
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2016 Christmas Social
Dec
14
5:30 pm17:30

2016 Christmas Social

  • McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon at Ballpark

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick are joining the Brehon Law Society and Irish Network-Philadelphia to celebrate the holidays at McFadden's at the Ballpark.

Please join us on December 14th for live music, delicious food, open bar and a chance to celebrate the season with the Irish community.

All net proceeds from the party will benefit the Kevin Neary Trust, which supports Kevin Neary, a young man who was shot and paralyzed in 2011. 

COST: $50/person

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required, please complete the form below. 

Payments may be processed: online via a credit or debit card; check payments may be mailed to the office (PO Box 2297, Philadelphia, PA 19103); or payments will be accepted at the door.

Name *
Name
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Please select your method of preferred payment.

Sep
20
5:30 pm17:30

September 2016 - Quarterly Meeting

LOCATION: Villanova University ~ The Connelly Center
800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085 (#9 on campus map)

COST: $20/person

TIME: 5.30 - 8.30 pm
5.30 - 6.30 pm: Reception (Selection of hors d’oeuvres to be served, including assorted mini quiche, beer-battered shrimp, assorted petit sandwiches, cheese tray, soft pretzels and coffee, tea, iced tea, bottled water)
6.30 - 7.30 pm: Business Meeting
7.30 - 8.30 pm: Irish Easter Rising Presentation 

PARKING: No charge for parking in garage located directly across from The Connelly Center

GUEST SPEAKER: Professor J. Joseph Lee, Director of the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University

REGISTRATION
Advanced registration is requested, please complete the form below. 
Payments may be processed: online via a credit or debit card; check payments may be mailed to the office (PO Box 2297, Philadelphia, PA 19103); or payments will be accepted at the door.

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We are pleased to advise that Professor J. Joseph Lee, Director of the Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, will be our Guest Speaker on the subject of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 at our September meeting.

Professor Lee is an internationally acclaimed historian on Irish History including the Easter Rising. His published works include: Ireland 1912-1985 - Politics and Society (Cambridge, 1989); The Modernization of Irish Society, 1848-1928 (Dublin, 1973); and, [coeditor] Making the Irish American (New York, 2006). We are honored to be able to present Professor Lee, a well-respected historian, and former Senator in the Republic of Ireland. He has been an important intellectual figure for many years in both Europe and the US.

Jun
14
5:30 pm17:30

June 2016 - Quarterly Meeting

Please use this option to register in advance and process payment with a credit or debit card.

Please use this option to register in advance and process payment with a credit or debit card.

LOCATION: Maggie's Waterfront Cafe
9242 N Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

COST: $20 requested and payable at the meeting or  online (click BUY NOW). Light refreshments will be available to members.

TIME: The Reception will start at 5:30 PM; General Meeting to start at 6:30 PM

Mar
12
5:00 pm17:00

245th Annual St. Patrick's Day Gala - SOLD OUT

  • Aronimink Golf Club

The 245th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 with the Cocktail Reception from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Aronimink Golf Club

The Annual Meeting for Society Members will start at 5:00 p.m.  Cocktail reception immediately following the Annual Meeting. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Our Guest Speaker with be Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States.

Click HERE to view the 2016 program book.

Jan
19
5:00 pm17:00

January 2016 - Quarterly Meeting

  • Tir na nOg

The general meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Location: Tir na nOg, 1600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 5 p.m. reception; followed by meeting at 6 p.m. Elections are uncontested.

Cost: Donation of $20 requested and payable at the meeting. Light refreshments will be available at no additional charge to members.

Guest speaker: Ken Milano will give a 30-minute talk on the 1844 Philadelphia Nativist Riots.

The nominated members are as follows:

President: Joseph P. Heenan

Vice President: KevinJ. Maginnis

Secretary:  Russell W. Wylie

Treasurer: John C. Heenan

Director:  Dr. William E. Watson

Director:  David M. Stewart

Director:  Martin M. Ward

Director:  Thomas P. Jordan

Director:   Edward J. Wilbraham

Director:   Edmound J. Powell

Director:  Bernard E. Kueny III

 

Names of those to be inducted at January Meeting:

First Listing:

  • Daniel W. Harrell (sponsors: J. Matthew Wolfe and P. Clarke Glennon)
  • Ryan J. Sweeney (sponsors: Frank Watson and Bill Watson)
  • James Francis Hall (sponsors: Tom Showler and Frank Watson)
  • Paul Mitchell (sponsors: Joseph Heenan and Frank Watson)
  • Heath Wawrzynek (sponsors: John O'Toole and Joseph Heenan)
  • Larry Fiorini (sponsors: John O'Toole and Joseph Heenan)
  • Francis A. O'Donnell (sponsors: Tom Showler and Frank Watson)

Second Listing:

  • Charles Palmer Sturm (sponsors: Michael P. Heenan and Joseph P. Heenan)
  • Jason Skinner (sponsors: Michael Cino and Frank Watson)

Fourth Listing:

  • Daniel Glennon (sponsors: Frank Watson and Liam Hegarty) (Daniel is unable to attend our January meeting but plans on attending the annual meeting/dinner in March)
  • Rev. William Hearter, MD (sponsors: Charles Gallagher and Frank Watson)

 

Dec
3
5:30 pm17:30

2015 Christmas Party

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick are joining the Brehon Law Society and Irish Network-Philadelphia to celebrate the holidays!

Please join us on December 3 for live music, delicious food and a chance to celebrate the season with the Irish community

Proceeds from the party will benefit the Kevin Neary Trust, which supports Kevin Neary, a young man who was shot and paralyzed in 2011. 

Tickets are $50 - $40 in advance and you can buy them online here.

 

Jun
17
5:30 pm17:30

June 17th : Special Meeting, General Meeting, & Dinner

 WEDNESDAY June 17, 2015

at

SPRINGFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA Mahoney Room

 

5:30 pm: Cocktails (Cash Bar)

6:00 pm: Special Meeting, General Meeting and Dinner

 

Price: $40 dollars per person

Includes sit down dinner and dessert

Dress: Business Casual

 

Entree Options

Virginia Baked Ham

or

Chicken Parmigiana & Pasta

 

Must RSVP with payment and dinner choice no later than noon June 12, 2015

send responses to dwalters@archeim.com

Mar
15
9:00 am09:00

Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will march in the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 15, 2015. Please consider joining us for this long honored tradition. We will meet at 11:00 am on the north side of JFK Blvd between 17th & 18th Streets.  "A Social Call" will start at 9:30 am at Con Murphy's.  Please wear your green jacket.  This is a family event.  All members and their families are welcome.  Any questions please call parade chair, John Frain 215-499-5117.

*Time and meeting place to follow

Mar
14
5:00 pm17:00

244th Annual St. Patrick's Day Gala- March 14, 2015

March 14, 2015,

244th Annual St. Patrick's Day Gala and Members Meeting

When:

Saturday March 14, 2015

Where:

The Union League of Philadelphia

140 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

GUEST OF HONOR DR. PATRICK PENDERGAST

Provost, Trinity College Dublin

Invocation:

Fr. William J. Byron

Entertainment by:

The Theresa Flanagan Band

Time:

Members meeting: 5:00- 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception: 6:00- 7:00pm

Dinner: 7:00pm

Dancing: 7:30- 11:00pm

TICKETS: $150.00/ea   -      $1,500.00/per table of ten

*cash bar

  • A Donation from the proceeds will be made to benefit the Irish Immigration Center

Dress: Black Tie                                                                     RSVP

 

 

 

Mar
12
3:00 pm15:00

Annual Irish Patriots Tribute

On Thursday March 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm, The Friendly Sons will host the Annual Irish Patriots Tribute. For our commemoration of the Irish-Americans who helped gain independence for our nation . You are invited to join us at the Irish Patriot’s Plaque on Dilworth Plaza at City Hall.

Jan
15
3:30 pm15:30

January 15, 2015: Members Meeting and Dinner

The Society of The Friendly Sons Of St. Patrick


Come out and join us at Fellow Friendly Son,
Ken Merriman's new spot, 2nd Story Brewing Company 
for our next Members Meeting & Dinner
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Where: 
2nd Story Brewing Company

 117 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Itinerary: 
Cocktails- 5-5:30 pm (cash bar)
Business Meeting- 5:30-6:15 pm
Dinner- 6:15 pm
Speaker- 7:00 pm

Speaker:
Robin O'Brien Hiteshew - " 
Exhibit - The Face of Irish Music"
Price:

$40 Per Person/paid at the door 
(gratuity included)

RSVP HERE by Jan. 12 by NOON
or call 484-690-4530

Dress: 
Business Casual


Dinner Menu
Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Spinach Parmesan Crostini
Warm spinach dip
2nd Story Pretzels 
served with fondue & mustard
Steak Crostini
Flat iron steak served rare with grilled onions & goat cheese
 
Dinner
Pasta Bolognese | Pasta Alfredo | Pasta Rosé  
Herb Crusted Tilapia
Roasted Chicken 
Old Timey Gravy
Shepard’s Pie 
Ratatouille
Garden Salad | Fig & Pear Salad
 
Dessert
Chef’s Variety of Mini Desserts:

Cookies & Brownies

RSVP HERE by January 12, 2015, NOON or call 484-690-4530

 

Nov
11
6:30 pm18:30

Leaving the Emerald Isle: Trials and Tribulations of Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Philadelphia

Leaving the Emerald Isle:Trials and Tribulations of Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Philadelphia

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107

6:30-8:30PM

Event Type: Lecture/Panel Discussion

Topic: 19th Century, Civil Rights, Ethnic History

Guest Speakers Include:

Dr. William Watson

Zachary Schragg

Michael Johnson

James Kopaczewski

Charles Mires

 

 

During the mid 19th century, large numbers of Irish citizens made the perilous journey to America with the the hopes of escaping poverty, famine, and oppression. As thousands of immigrants made Philadelphia their home, they were met with religious and ethnic prejudices.  Moderated by Charlene Mires, professor of History at Rutgers-Camden, this panel of experts examines the challenges and issues faced by the Irish as they struggled to integrate into American society.  A reception and performance of traditional Irish music will follow.

Find out info on the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's website

Sep
10
Sep 22

The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Partrick of South Jesery 2014 Irish Summit Agenda

The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of South Jersey

2014 Irish Summit Agenda

 

Thursday, September ,18th 2014

4:00pm to 6:00pm Hospitality Room at Resorts International Hotel

6:00pm to 8:00pm Meet and Greet at the Irish Pub

Friday, September 19th, 2014

9:30am to 11:30am Summit Meeting & Breakfast for Club Members

Key Note Speaker: Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian

Dinner Cruise and Pub Crawl

3:45pm Departure from Resorts to Back Bay Ale House

4:00pm to 5:00pm Cocktails at Back Bay Ale House, Gardner's Basin

5:00pm to 7:00pm Dinner Cruise on the Back Bay From Gardner's Basin

7:00pm to 12:00am Pub Crawl

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

10:30am to 8:30pm Bus Trip to the Wildwood Irish Festival

10:30am Bus Check In 11:30am Departure to Wildwood

Location: TBD

7:00pm Bus Check In (Wildwood) 7:30pm Departure to AC

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

10:30am to 11:30am Sunday Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church

1409 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City

11:30am Sunday Brunch and Farewell at the Irish Pub

 

Click Here for Friendly Sons of St. Patrick National Summit Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
21
Sep 17

Sept. 17, 2014 Members Meeting & Dinner

Members Meeting & Dinner

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Springfield Country Club

400 W. Sproul Road, Room - Salon #2, Springfield PA

5:30 pm: Cocktails (Cash Bar)

6:00 pm:  Meeting and Dinner

Guest Speaker TBA

Price:  $40 per person (Includes sit down dinner and dessert)

Dress: Jacket and tie

Entrée Options:  Virginia Bake Ham or Chicken Parmigiana & Pasta

Must RSVP with payment and dinner choice no later than Sept. 12, 2014

Mail payment along with Name of guest, contact information and food selection to:

Secretary John O'Malley

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

PO Box  589

Norristown, PA  19404

Mar
15
5:30 pm17:30

Annual St. Patrick's Day Banquet

  • Union League of Philadelphia

The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patricks

cordially invites you to celebrate the

243rd St. Patrick's Dinner Dance 

on Saturday, March 15, 2014 

at the 

Union League of Philadelphia 

140 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

 

GUEST OF HONOR

PATRICK L. MEEHAN

Congressman, Pennsylvania 7th District

 

Entertainment by:

The Theresa Flanagan Band

 

Special Performances by:

The Cormac Brady Glee Club

Emerald Society Pipe Band

The Mummers

 

Reception: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Dinner: 7 p.m.

Dancing: 7:30 - 11 p.m.

 

Tickets - $100

Table of 10 - $1,000

 

Black Tie

 

 Annual Gala

 

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Mar
13
3:00 pm15:00

Annual Irish Patriots' Tribute

The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick cordially invites you to join us at the Irish Patriots' plaque at City Hall for our annual commemoration of the Irish-Americans who helped gain independence for our nation.

Due to construction on Dilworth Plaza, the ceremony will take place on the north side of City Hall.

 

Jan
16
4:00 pm16:00

Election and Quarterly Meeting - January 2014

  • Commodore Barry Club - The Irish Center

Please join us for our first meeting in 2014. We have planned an event-filled evening at the Commodore Barry Club - the Irish Center in Germantown.

We will elect a new slate of officers and board members and will also enjoy a a buffet dinner for only $35.

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

Date

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Place

Commodore Barry Club

6815 Emlen St, Philadelphia, PA 19119

The Commodore Barry Club has free street parking and is located beside Carpenter train station. It is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator at the entrance to the ballroom.

Time

4 PM          Polls open for the General Election

6 PM          Reception with cash bar

6:30 PM    Meeting

7 PM          Dinner and program

Cost

$35 per person

Reservations must be made in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

To reserve your place, please mail your check and the names of your guests to:

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, P.O. Box 969, Dublin, PA 18917.

 

 

 

Sep
17
5:00 pm17:00

Quarterly Meeting - September 2013

  • Springfield Country Club

The September meeting is a key meeting for the Society: we will be nominating the new Board of Management for the 2014-2016 term and voting on the proposed bylaw changes presented to the membership at the June 3, 2013 general meeting. 

Please plan to attend and take an active role in the future of the Society.

Date

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 Place 

Springfield Country Club, 400 Sproul Road, Springfield, PA

Time

5 PM         Cocktails (Cash bar) 

5:45 PM    Business meeting

6:30 PM    Dinner

Cost

$40 per person (Cash bar) 

$50 per person after September 10, 2013 

 RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.

To reserve your place, please mail your check and the names of your guests to: 

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, P.O. Box 969, Dublin, PA 18917

Please contact John P. Martin on 215-249-9337 for more information.