Celebrate the holiday season with the 

Brehon Law Society

the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and

Irish Network – Philadelphia

at our annual Christmas party.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

5:30 – 8 p.m.


Tír na nÓg

1600 Arch St


PA 19103


Premium Open Bar

Live Music by Two Quid

Hors d’Oeuvres

Tickets: $50 per person

($40 in advance)

Buy your tickets today!

 Proceeds from the Christmas Party will benefit the Kevin Neary Trust.


Thank you to our sponsors!

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2015 Bar Association Endorsements

Published on November 24, 2015 by in Uncategorized


The executive committee of the Brehon Law Society proudly endorses the following candidates for elected office for the Philadelphia Bar Association and urges its members to vote in support thereof:

Vice Chancellor
Mary F. Platt – Member of Brehon Law Society

Jacqueline G. Segal

Assistant Secretary
Jennifer S. Coatsworth

Regina M. Foley – Member of Brehon Law Society

Assistant Treasurer
Natalie Klyashtorny

Board of Governors
Edward F. Beitz – Member of Brehon Law Society
Maureen Farrell – Member of Brehon Law Society
James Funt
Wendy Castor Hess
Adam M. Taylor

Young Lawyers Division
Colin Burke – Member of Brehon Law Society
John J. Coyle – Member of Brehon Law Society
Matthew Rubba
Sarah Schindler
Lily Dideban
Matthew Fontana
Michaella Tassinari

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Please join the Brehon Law Society for a last toast to the summer on Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m.

We’ll meet at the Uptown Beer Garden on 1735 Market Street for drinks and appetizers and a chance to catch up on all the news.

We’ll have drink tickets for all Brehon members, so make sure your membership is up to date.

Special thanks to Dan Beaty of Special Counsel for organizing this event.

Philadelphia Bar Association Elections

The deadline for nominations for the board of Philadelphia Bar Association is October 9 and, as always, we would like to encourage you to step up and run.

If you’re interested in finding out more, the Bar Association is hosting a special event on September 17 to answer your questions about the role of the board of governors and what to expect from the election process.

Read more here. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

Published on February 12, 2015 by in Uncategorized


Brehons at the ParadeJoin the Brehons on Sunday, March 15 to march in the 245th St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

We will assemble at 11 a.m. on JFK Blvd for light refreshments. Following the Parade, we will head to the Philopatrian for our annual post-Parade Party.

Please feel free to invite your friends and family for this great event. Children are especially welcome.

And you don’t even need to march – we have a trolley!

Just make sure you join us!


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It’s a busy time of year for the Brehons and the wider Irish community.

To save you time, we’ve created a quick list of all your must-attend Brehon events this St. Patrick’s month!

Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at Tir na nOg. Buy your tickets online!

Saturday, March 14 at 9 a.m.

Join the Brehon team as we run to raise money for the Special Olympics. We’ll adjourn to Fare on Fairmount Ave for brunch after the race. Sign up online at the Leprechaun Run, and don’t forget to pick the Brehons as your team.

Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m.

The Brehons march in the 245th St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

We will assemble at 11 a.m. on JFK. Bring your friends – children are especially welcome. And then join us afterwards for our annual post-Parade party with the Irish Chamber and the Irish Immigration Center at the Philo.

Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 a.m.

Judge Lynn’s 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.

Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right – join us at the Plough and the Stars for breakfast, and bring your party piece! Please RSVP to Alison on 215-783-3709.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party 2015

Published on February 12, 2015 by in Uncategorized


The Brehon Law Society

invites you to our annual

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Tir na nOg

1600 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Traditional Irish drinks and hors d’oeuvres

Live music

Green is encouraged

Singers and musicians welcome!

Tickets are $50 in advance

or $60 at the door.

Advance tickets sales end on Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.

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Make a gift to Kevin Neary

Published on December 22, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Kevin Neary with friends and family at the Brehon Christmas Party

Kevin Neary with friends and family at the Brehon Christmas Party

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Brehon Christmas Party on December 16!

We had a fun night with the Irish Network and were delighted to raise some money to help Kevin Neary, a young man in our community who was shot and paralyzed in 2011. We were thrilled to welcome Kevin and his family at the party and wish him the very best for 2015!

Special thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets and our sponsors Asterion and Veritext!

Many of our members have asked for a way to add a little extra to the funds we raised last week, so if you’d like to make a special gift to Kevin over the holidays, you can do so via the Paypal button below.

Happy Christmas Kevin Neary!

Thanks for all your support and generosity!

Nollaig shona daoibh!

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After careful consideration, the Committee on Elections for the Executive Committee of the Brehons has voted to endorse the following slate of candidates:

Board of Governors

1. Maureen Farrell
2. Julia Swain
3. Ira Lefton
4. Jeffrey Rosenthal

Young Lawyer Division
(Voting Restriction: Age 37 or younger or have been in practice fewer than 3 years)

1. Ashley Kenney Shea
2. Caitlin Donnelly
3. Lindsay Schoonmaker

All Brehons are highly encouraged to vote for these candidates and asked to please let Aubrey know once (abarret4@law.villanova.edu) you have voted.

Thanks so much!

Good luck to all the candidates!

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2014 Christmas Party

Published on November 21, 2014 by in Uncategorized


Please join the Brehon Law Society

and Irish Network – Philadelphia

for a Christmas party and fundraiser

to benefit the Kevin Neary Trust.


Tuesday, December 16 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.


The Philopatrian Literary Institute, 1923 Walnut Street, Philadelphia


Brehon members – $50

Non-members – $65

Students – $35

Open bar and light fare throughout the evening.

Entertainment by the John Byrne Band.


Buy your tickets online with Paypal:

2014 Christmas Fundraiser

About Kevin Neary

Kevin Neary was shot leaving his home in Northern Liberties in November 2011. The bullet severed his spine leaving him paralysed from the neck down and requiring assistance from a ventilator. The Kevin Neary Trust was founded to support Kevin and his family and ensure that Kevin gets the help he needs.

About Irish Network – Philadelphia

Irish Network -Philadelphia is an inclusive network of Irish, Irish-Americans and friends of Ireland, that come from all walks of life, located in the greater Philadelphia Area.

The Brehons are delighted to partner with IN-Philly to celebrate the Christmas season, to make some new friends and support a great local cause: the Friends of Kevin Neary!

 Thank you to our sponsors!

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General meeting, Christmas party and more!

Published on November 12, 2014 by in Uncategorized


First off, congratulations to Brehon Senator Mike Stack whose campaign to be Pennsylvania’s next Lieutenant Governor was successful.

We wish him the best of luck in his new role!

But there is no rest for the wicked, as we have another election to look forward to: the Philadelphia Bar Association elections on December 9!

Brehon board member Maureen Farrell will be running for the board of governors, so if you want to make sure the Brehons have a say in the Bar Association, make sure your membership is up to date. It’s always a tight election and every vote counts. So make sure you are eligible! And if you sign up now, your membership still counts for next year.

You’ll have a chance to meet Maureen and hear more about the other candidates at our next meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m.

General Meeting –
Tues, November 18

The next general meeting of the Brehons will be held on Tuesday, November 18 at the Philopatrian Literary Institute at 6 p.m.

We hope you will join us!

Date and time: Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m.
Location: The Philopatrian, 1923 Walnut St, Philadelphia

The executive committee will meet before the general meeting at 5 p.m.

Philadelphia Bar Association Elections – December 9

Important Dates
Nov 15 – Deadline for Bar Association Membership
Nov 20 – Ballots are mailed
Dec 4 – Deadline for receipt of mail ballots
Dec 9 – Election Day!

Brehon Christmas Party –
Tue, December 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Save the date!

Kevin NearyThis year, in the spirit of the season, the Brehons will be partnering with Irish Network-Philadelphia to host a Christmas fundraiser for Kevin Neary, a young man who was paralyzed after being shot outside his home in Northern Liberties.

Details to follow – but it’s an excellent cause and also sure to be a great time – and a chance to add some new people to your network. Really – it’s a trifecta of Christmas parties and I haven’t even mentioned the music or Christmas cheer.

So save the date of December 16!

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