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            Echoes of Erin broadcasting on WEDO 810AM

and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm 

And a rebroadcast on, on 

Wednesday @ 1:30pm, then Click on LISTEN LIVE


Dateline is now published ONLINE in The Irish Echo under Community Notes


Diane V. Byrnes                                                                DATELINE IRISH

78 Grant Avenue                                                              Sunday, May 26, 2024

Pittsburgh PA 15223                                                        Program # 1889

412.781.6368                                                                    Broadcasting since Feb. 7, 1988

Email:                                  Now in 36th Year 


Sponsors for May 2024

The Ireland Report – Knights of Equity w/ John F. Webber

The Top of the Hour Moment – Jim Caldwell, Hunger Strikes of 1981


Saturday, May 25

  • Mark Guiser performing at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle @ 8pm.


Sunday, May 26


Mairtin O’Muilleoir

  • Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm. The Ireland Report comes to us from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir, Publisher Irish Echo Newspaper. The program is rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at, click on Listen Live.   This segment is sponsored by the Knights of Equity with Jack Webber as Worthy Sir Knight; Jack will be my guest in the studio today. The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by Jim Caldwell on the 1981 Hunger Strikes.


Monday, May 27

  • Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade beginning at 10am, at 36th Street & Butler Street ending at the Allegheny Cemetery. Immediately following is a memorial tribute service held at the Soldier’s Memorial in Allegheny Cemetery. The Parade features 65 groups including marching bands, veterans’ organizations, dogs, classic cars, local sports mascots and more.


Tuesday, May 28

  • Ceili Dancing @ Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, In The Strip, 7:15pm,


Friday, May 31 through June 9

  • 65th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival from Noon to 8PM daily featuring Music, Artist Market + so much more.  Questions? Email  or call 412-471-3518.


Saturday, June 1

  • Pittsburgh GAA presents an afternoon of Gaelic Football, men’s & women’s, plus Camogie.  Join the teams at UPMC Graham Field, 1125 Princeton Blvd., Pittsburgh 15221.  Today there are four (4) matches between Pittsburgh and Cleveland St. Pat’s & St. Jarlath’s Men and Women’s teas.


12:30pm Camogie – No Laochra vs. Cleveland

  2:00pm Hurling – Pucas vs. Cleveland

  3:30pm Ladies Football – Banshees vs. Cleveland

  5:00pm Mens Football – Celtics vs. Cleveland

Parking & bleacher seating is available on location.  There is additional parking in a small gravel lot on Princeton Ave. and street parking on the hill of Penn Ave & North Ave. (just off of Princeton Ave).


There will be a Food Truck, PGHBurgers food truck from 1 to 4pm.  More information at  The club will also provide beverages.  Please join all three Pittsburgh Clubs as they host Cleveland at Cork Harbor, 181 43rd Street in Lawrenceville beginning at 8:00pm.


Sunday, June 2


Patricia Sharkey 

  • Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm. The Ireland Report comes to us from Donegal with Patricia Sharkey and is sponsored by AOH St, Patrick Division 4, w/Rick Duffy as president. Paul Evans will be my guest in the studio today. The program is rebroadcast @ 1:30pmeach Wednesday at, click on Listen Live.   The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by  LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32 w/ Maureen Sueffert as president.


·      Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh – Irish High Tea @ Pittsburgh Golf Club 5280 Northumberland St., Squirrel Hill, 15217 with Bob Banerjee.  Doors open at 12:15 P.M. – Tea served at 1:00 P.M.  Hats encouraged but not mandatory.  Reservations required by May 24, $40.00/person.  For reservations contact Mary at or


Wednesday, June 8

  • Mark Dignam performing at the Pittsburgh Winery @ 8pm.


Tuesday, June 18

  • Pittsburgh Ceili Club has their Annual Meeting and Vote scheduled @ Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle for this evening @ 6:30pm.Ceili Dancing to follow. The deadline to put your name on the ballot is Tuesday, May 14th.


Saturday, June 15

  • AOH St Patrick Division 4 presents “Day Of Irish Entertainment” @ Schuetzen Park – (Croatian Center), Ross Township, featuring Mitch Arnold, Irish Dance Demonstration, & Michael Murphy and the Shannon River Band, + More.  Tickets $25, children under 12 – FREE.  Price includes Entertainment & Beverage.  Food available for purchase.  Picnic Baskets allowed.  Children’s Area, Gates open @ 1PM.  Entertainment until 7PM.


Wednesday, June 20

  • Mark Dignam performing at The Lamp Theatre in Irwin @ 6pm.


Monday, June 24

  • Mark Dignam performing 8pm at Dunmore Hotel, Inishbofin, Co. Galway. Due to unforeseen circumstances this date is cancelled.


Friday, June 28

  • Mark Dignam performing 8pm @ Whelan’s in Dublin, Ireland.  Due to unforeseen circumstances this date is cancelled.


Saturday, June 29

  • RichPatrick Trio performing at Cork Harbour Pub in Lawrenceville from 8 to 11pm.




Sunday, June 30

  • Daughters of Erin are hosting ‘An Irish Tea’ at Ruckus Café, 1707 Babcock Blvd in the North Hills.  Tickets - $35 includes Tea Sandwiches, Scones & Tea’s at 2:oopm, contact Marilyn Ruffner for tickets @ 412.680.6334. Deadline for Reservations Sunday, June 23.  Wear a flowered dress and sun brim hat.  Open to the public.


Sunday, July 14 thru Friday, July 19

·      Learn from the best at our Summer Piping & Drumming Camps in Pennsylvania! Kutztown Camp, July 7-12. Edinboro Camp, July 14-19.

·        Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming hosts a Summer Piping & Drumming Camp at Endinboro Camp


Saturday, July 20

·      Allegheny County Wine & Spirits Festival @ Hartwood Acres Mansion Park. It is an afternoon of wine and spirits, food trucks, and live music at the Allegheny County Wine & Spirits Festival, this event will feature samples from some of the best wineries & distilleries in our region and food can be purchased from food trucks.⁠

Two sessions are available and tickets are $30. Designated drivers and those under 21 are free.  Valid proof of age must be provided at the event to sample.

Session 1: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Session 2: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Address: Hartwood Acres Mansion Lawn, 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh 15238.  To purchase your tickets, visit 


Saturday, August 31 to September 1, 2024 – LABOR DAY WEEKEND


Fall 2024

  • The 150th Anniversary of the Martin Noone – William R. Murphy AOH Division 21is quickly approaching and it marks 150 years of consecutive service to the Irish / American Irish people and organization. This is the oldest and longest serving AOH in Pennsylvania. There will be a program to commemorate this event – watch for it.


Friday, October 11, 2024 in Dublin - The Wolfe Tones Last Goodbye - IN CONCERT in Dublin @ 3Arena Dublin.  60th Anniversary.  Ticket price 44.20 Euro @ Tickets The Wolfe Tones - 60th Anniversary Concert, Dublin | Fri, 11 Oct 2024, 18:00 | Ticketmaster IE  Some special guests will join the Wolfe Tones.


The Wolfetones Shows and Tours from (

After 60 years of performing live concerts worldwide, the Wolfe Tones are saying Farewell to all of their loyal fans with shows scheduled in major US and Canadian cities in March 2024. The Wolfe Tones last performed in St. Johns in 2013 and we are delighted to have the opportunity of saying our last farewell to all of our Canadian supporters and fans. 


Sponsors of The Ireland Report for 2024  (As of 5-10-2024) 

  • January thru March – 2024, Attorney Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Jack Goodrich  412-261-GOOD. 

  • April 2024 - Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, South Hills, Denny  Flanigan,

  • May 2024 – Knights of Equity, Court 9 Pittsburgh, John (Jack) F. Webber, Worthy Sir Knight,

  • June – AOH St. Patrick Division 4, North Hills, Rick Duffy, President 

  • July 2024 – LAOH St. Bridget Division 4, Joan Tielsch, President  (NC)

  • August 2024 – Pittsburgh Ceili Club,  (NC)

  • September 2024 – Allegheny County Board AOH, Bob Kelly,  (NC)

  • October 2024 – AOH Division 32, Carnegie, Eric Haenni, Pres, NC)

  • November 2024 – Irish American Unity Conference, Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, President

  • December 2024 - Daughters of Erin, Rose Kreger, President DOE,


Sponsors of “The Top of the Hour Moment, 2024”

  • 2024 January –The Irish Society for Education & Charity 

  • 2024 February – AOH St Brendan Division 1, Greensburg.  Fr. Jerry O’Shea, 724.832.0482. Email           

  • 2024 March – Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, National Past President LAOH,

  • 2024 April – AOH Division 32, Carnegie, Eric Haenni, President,

  • 2024 May – Jim Caldwell, Hunger Strikers of 1981, Bobby Sands Death, 5/5/1981

  • 2024 June – LAOH Maude Gonne Division 32, Carnegie, Maureen Sueffert President

  • 2023 July –  John & Ann Tarpey, Supporters & Steady Listeners

  • 2024 August – Larry Brophy, celebrating 29 years of Sobriety  

  • 2024 September – Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh, Shirley Murphy, President

  • 2024 October –The Martin Noone – William R. Murphy AOH Division 21, Jack Pistella, Pres. 

  • 2024 November – Colleen Rumble, a Listener and Supporter of the program

  • 2024 December – LAOH Allegheny County Board, Eileen O’Malley, Treasurer

Dateline Irish 2024

  • 2024 February - The Irish Society for Education & Charity

  • 2024 March – Stephen Graf, Author, The Third Traveler,

  • 2024 April – LAOH Division 11, Mary Rodgers Schubert 

  • 2024 August – Jim Caldwell, Hunger Strikers of 1981, Mickey Devine’s Death

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