In this recently discovered speech from 1926, Hon. Michael J. Ryan celebrates the important role the Irish played in the founding of America, particularly within Philadelphia’s Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
He even proclaims, “No organization has a better right than [The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick] to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence…”
This month we celebrate the life and accomplishments of John Hume, widely regarded as one of the most important figures in recent political history and architect of the Northern Ireland peace process.
Save the Date
In 2021, our Society celebrates its 250th anniversary. Please mark your calendars for September 17th, 2021 as our Annual Gala celebration at the Bellevue.
COVID-19 Efforts Continue
The Friendly Sons continue to support those within the Philadelphia Irish community who have been negatively impacted by the recent pandemic. Our food assistance program distributes gift cards to local supermarkets and grocery stores for those in need.