Dateline Irish on Echoes of Erin

with Diane Byrnes

Good Morning Friends,


This email is coming to you early because there are a couple of ‘virtual’ events taking place today in which you might be interested to watch.  The National AOH and LAOH is hosting a ‘virtual’ release of the Plastic Justice Report prepared by the Relatives for Justice in Belfast.  This will be broadcast on YouTube @ 11:00 am.  The link is Plastic Justice is a key chapter in the story of British repression.


Today’s second event is “The 4th Annual Celtic Cultural Celebration”, a production by the three Celtic Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh, Ireland, Scotland, & Wales.  This is open to the public and admission is free.  This program will be a ‘Virtual Zoom’ due to the Covid Pandemic. The Ireland Program has been organized by Jack Webber, 412.758.5446 and goes from 12 Noon till 2:00 pm.  Jack Webber will be presenting “The Architecture of the Irish Room”. Wales Program goes from 3:00 pm till 5:00pm.  The Scotland Program goes from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.  The websites that you can access are:






The Ireland Report comes to us from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir,, and is sponsored by AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie, with Tim Regan as President.


The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by the Martin Noone-William R. Murphy AOH Division 21 in Garfield with Jack Crawford as President.


Come Monday, October 26th, The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh is hosting an “Irish American Evening for Joe Biden”, 7:00 pm at Riley’s Pour House.  Pre-Registration for a physical attendance is required, call Jim Lamb at 412.708.2184.   Otherwise you can watch through ZOOM.  Guest speakers include, live in person, Conor Lamb, by ZOOM Brendan Boyle out of Philadelphia and Chris Coons out of Delaware.


All of the above information is posted on Dateline Irish, but I did want to bring it to your attention.  Hopefully you are able to join in somewhere.


Next Saturday is Halloween, be careful if you are taking the little ones out Trick or Treating and by all means, have some fun!  Come Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 am, turn your clocks back one hour.  It is this time of year we gain back the hour we gave up in the spring.


This is going to be it for now, hopefully you can tune in tomorrow for some good music and the news from Belfast with Mairtin O’Muilleoir.


Stay healthy & happy,




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