Echoes of Erin Presenter Diane V. Byrnes broadcasts her show each Sunday lunchtime (Eastern)

Dateline Pittsburgh: Echoes of Erin April Updates

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

78 Grant Avenue Sunday, March 24, 2024
Pittsburgh PA 15223 Program # 1880
412.781.6368 Broadcasting since Feb. 7, 1988
Email:    Now in 36th Year 

Congratulations to: 

Heroes of Irish America Awards from Irish Echo Newspaper, NY
Maureen Strotmeyer, President Pittsburgh Ceili Club
Nan Pischke, Membership Chairperson, Pittsburgh Ceili Club
John Young, Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association 

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With much gratitude, Calliope announces the retirement of two longtime and beloved staff members: our Executive Director, Patricia Tanner, and our Operations Manager, Donna Isaac.

Sunday, April 21

• Echoes of Erin on WEDO 810AM and FM 93.3 @ 12:30pm. The Ireland Report comes to us from Dublin with Davy Kettyles. The program is rebroadcast @ 1:30pm each Wednesday at, click on Listen Live.  This segment is sponsored by Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1in the South Hills. The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by AOH Division 32 w/ Eric Haenni as President.  Dateline Irish is sponsored by LAOH Division 11 in Oakland w/ Mary Rodgers Schubert as President.

Friday, April 26

• Irish Echo Newspaper out of NY is sponsoring “Heroes of Irish America Awards.”  Three of our Pittsburgher’s are being honored: Maureen Strotmeyer, President & Nan Pischke, Membership Chairperson of the Pittsburgh Ceili Club and John Young with Pittsburgh GAA. The Venue is the Buffalo Convention Center, Buffalo NY – the Unsung Heroes of Irish America, ordinary folks, doing extraordinary work to build stronger communities.  Congratulations!

Saturday, April 27

• AOH Division 1 will host their Annual “Night of Irish Music & More” at the Castle Shannon Fire Hall.  Entertainment: Mark Guiser 6 to 7:30pm, Julia McManus – Stand Up Comic, featuring The Donny Irish Band.  Doors open @ 5pm, Bar opens @ 6PM – Irish Auction.  Tickets Advance $30, Door $35.  Reservations: Rich O’Malley 412.401.3945, 

Sunday, April 28

• 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 Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1in the South Hills. The Top of the Hour Moment is sponsored by AOH Division 32 w/ Eric Haenni as President.  Dateline Irish is sponsored by LAOH Division 11 in Oakland w/ Mary Rodgers Schubert as President.

• IAUC hosts Paul Maskey Sinn Fein MP Belfast; he will be in Pittsburgh talking on “The Nation Once Again, the Road Ahead”.  Venue – Mansion on Fifth Ave. 5105 Fifth Ave. Shadyside.  Admission is Free but Registration is necessary through Eventbrite (to be provided).. Beginning at 12:30pm.  Event is possible in part through the generosity of the Pittsburgh Irish Society for Education & Charity. Link for Registration:

Wednesday, May 1

·   Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Hellraiser – Anne Feeney – A 12 PM Panel @ Heinz History Center and a 6PM Concert @ Mr. Small’s Theatre featuring – Emma’s Revolution, Pittsburgh Labor Choir, Liz Berlin, Evan Choir and More.  Hosted by Anne’s Family and Friends.  Tickets
·   The Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF) is a diverse organization of citizens, workers, educators and historians. Its purpose is to preserve, interpret and promote a people’s history focused on the significance of the dramatic labor conflict at Homestead, Pennsylvania in 1892 and how knowledge of that event can empower social justice movements in our time.  Battle of Homestead Foundation, PO Box 339, Homestead PA 15120.

Friday, May 3

·   Beat the Rush Hour Blues” @ Happy Hour, 5 – 7PM,
Live Music from 5:30PM to 9:30PM

Saturday, May 4

·   Pittsburgh Ceili Club sponsors their May Ceili at the Verona Eagles 1634, 315 James Street, Verona, PA 15147 from 2- 5 PM.  Open to members and the public.  Members are $5, non-members $10. There is a cash bar & coffee, Tea is provided and snacks are welcome.
 ·   Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle presents Live Music from 5:30PM to 9:30PM

Wednesday, May 8

·    15th Annual Fish Rodeo for Hospitalized Vets and all Vets in Nursing Homes, All Vets Welcomed.  There will be a DJ, Ice Cream Truck, Free Hair Cuts and Prizes for the largest fish.  Sponsored by Morningside VFW #3945, 1820 Morningside Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15206 (in Morningside).  Venue is O’Hara Community Park, 320 Fox Chapel Road 15238, 412-782-1400.

Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19

·   EQT Children’s Theater Festival – Enjoy seven shows without having to leave the Cultural District.  Find out more about the full festival lineup at  Tickets $10. Online at or Call 412-456-6666, or Box Office at Theater Square and Groups 10+ Tickets Call 412-471-6930

Sunday, May 19

·  OPEN HOUSE 67th Anniversary - Irish Nationality Rooms @ University of Pittsburgh from 12 Noon to 4PM.  Schedule a Tour, 412.624.6000.  Information: John F. Webber, Chairperson -

Wednesday, May 22

• The Pittsburgh Pirates will host their annual Irish Heritage Night at PNC Park on as the Pirates take on the San Francisco Giants! This special offer includes an exclusive Pirates co-branded Irish bucket hat and loaded value, good to use on concessions and merchandise on the day of the game.
Tickets can be purchased through this link. Irish Heritage Night (  For questions or groups of 10 or more, you can contact me directly at or 412.325.4766.

Sunday, June 2

• 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 

Saturday, June 15

• AOH St Patrick Division 4 presents “Day Of Irish Entertainment” @ Schuetzen Park, 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.

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 3-30-2024) 

• 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 – AOH Division 17 in Monroeville,  Bill O’Neill President (NC)
• 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 – OPEN
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 May – Jim Caldwell, Hunger Strikers of 1981, Bobby Sands Death 
• 2024 August – Jim Caldwell, Hunger Strikers of 1981, Mickey Devine’s Death