2013 Main Tent Band Schedule

by John Wallace on September 8, 2013

Friday, September 20th

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Belfast Connection
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM Celtic Connection
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM Broken Shillelaghs
8:45 PM – 10:00 PM Celtic Connection
10:15 PM – 12:00 PM Sean Fleming Band
12:30 AM – 2:30 AM 2U (World’s 2nd best U2 band)

Saturday, September 21st
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Bogside Rogues
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers
1:20 PM – 2:35 PM No Irish Need Apply
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Bogside Rogues
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers
4:20 PM – 5:45 PM Kilmaine Saints
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Celtic Connection
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Kilmaine Saints
9:00 PM – 10:15 PM Celtic Connection
10:30 PM – 12:00 AM Sean Fleming Band
12:30 PM – 2:30 AM Secret Service Band

Sunday, September 22nd
l:00 PM – 2:30 PM Celtic Connection
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers
2:50 PM – 4:10 PM Screaming Orphans
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM Celtic Connection

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Irish Constitutional Convention

by John Wallace on September 8, 2012

The Constitutional Convention is part of the agreed Programme for Government between Fine Gael and Labour. It’s purpose is to recommend constitutional reform. Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein has correctly described the government’s proposal as ‘a lost opportunity’ which falls ‘far short of the commitments made by the two parties in the general election campaign’.

Teachta Adams said; “We had hoped that the constitutional convention would see the emergence of a new constitutional arrangement to meet the needs of 21st century Ireland. The economic crisis in this state, the revelations of corruption around some of the political parties, the findings of tribunals against leaders of Fianna Fáil in particular, allied to the success of the peace process in the north means that Ireland is in transition. Citizens want change.
The constitutional convention was an opportunity for the government to build a truly national consensus for fundamental change and to transform the existing constitutional architecture to take account of the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement. It was an opportunity to agree a new constitutional design, to re-imagine Ireland, in this new century, and to put in place a constitution that has all the citizens of this nation, of this island, at its heart. A constitution that delivers on the promise of the 1916
Proclamation. What was needed is a convention that is fully inclusive and actively involves the economically disadvantaged; the socially marginalised; citizens from all provinces including the northernprovince of Ulster; unionists and their official representatives; citizens in the diaspora; ethnic minorities like the travelling community and our newest citizens – in addition to the political parties, civil society representatives, including the voluntary and community sector and those with relevant academic and legal expertise – and ensuring also the equal representation of women on the Convention.

Instead we have a proposal which significantly limits the remit of the constitutional convention. It fails to deliver a comprehensive transparent process. And unless its remit is changed it will deliver minimum change. The government chose to adopt an approach to constitutional change that is minimalist,
disjointed and piecemeal. This approach fails the mandate given to this government, fails the process of constitutional change and fails the people.

Sinn Féin will continue to press for a more fundamental process of discussion and recommendation by the convention, including a substantial engagement with the Irish diaspora.”

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Boxing at Irish Weekend 2012

September 2, 2012

Boxing at Irish Weekend. Harrowgate Boxing Club Philadelphia v Holy Family Boxing Club Belfast, Ireland. http://www.cmcaoh.com/pdf/iff/2012/boxing.pdf

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Wildwood Irish Weekend 2012

September 2, 2012

Four days of Irish festivities starting on Thursday Sept 21st 2012.  More than 100 Irish vendors and 16 food vendors.  Live Irish music in every pub and an estimated crowd of over 200,000.   Book your accommodations,  pack a beach towel, and pre-order your Irish shirt for Irish Weekend is where you want to be. The […]

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Brian Riley Pipe Band Exhibition

September 8, 2011

Pipe Bands Performance On Saturday morning September 24th at 10am the Brian Riley Pipe Band Exhibition takes place in the large park at 8th and Central Ave. The exhibition will feature some of the best pipe bands on the East coast. This bagpipe spectacular is not to be missed and has always been a big […]

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5K Run Information:

September 6, 2011

Early registration for the Wildwood Irish Weekend 5K run on Saturday Sept 24th is at Owen’s Pub at 119 East 17th street in N.Wildwood. $15 registration fee. You can also register on the day at the AOH tent near the starting line but get there early to avoid lines. Run starts at 8am.

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Breaking News:

September 4, 2011

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones are to play in the Main Tent on Sunday Sept 25th at Wildwood Irish Weekend. Their set begins at 4:25pm and they will be followed at 6:15pm by the Paul Moore band:

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Irish Weekend Overview

September 1, 2011

Wildwood Irish Weekend begins on Thursday with a golf tournament at the Avalon Golf Club sponsored by the Cape May County Ancient Order of Hibernians. If you’re looking for live Irish music, the North Wildwood Fall Irish Festival is the place to go. From Friday through Sunday there will be bands, bagpipers and dancers on […]

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Young Irish Flock to Australia

February 11, 2011

Two issues came to mind for me when I read the following article from “The Irish Emigrant”. Firstly, given Australia’s forward looking policy, I was wondering what the Congress was doing to attract some of this young Irish talent into the US. After all, this new generation if Irish immigrants is highly educated, young and […]

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News From Ireland

January 5, 2011

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Yes, Ireland had it good for a number of years, but the government became complacent and greed eventually turned a good thing into trash. They couldn’t even afford to give the Cetic Tiger a decent wake. In comparison to Britain, it’s nearest competitor, […]

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