Citizens Report American Irish Culture

Hibernian Media’s Optimism Shines Through Pandemic

By Izzy Cusack Empresario Mike “Houli” Houlihan can’t wait to put 2020 behind him. “Thank God the Year of Living Dangerously will soon be over!” Houlihan founded his public charity in 2013 and dedicated their work to “telling stories to enlighten future generations while honoring our ancestors”. He’s an evangelist for Irish culture and up… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose: The Commitments outdoors at the IAHC

Danahey on the Loose: The Commitments outdoors at the IAHC

  Last Saturday (Sept. 19), I drove to the Irish American Heritage Center for an outdoor screening of The Commitments. It marked my first time heading to Chicago since March 8 and a trip to Chinatown. Raised Catholic and following science, I’ve been a good boy, staying very local during the pandemic, but for a… Continue Reading

Hibernian Radio Launches Police Pub Tour

Hibernian Media Chairman Mike Houlihan is launching a promotional tour of Chicagoland’s Irish Pubs as he continues to salute local Irish First Responders on his weekly show, Hibernian Radio Hour, which is broadcast every Saturday night from 7-8PM on WSBC 1240AM and podcast at hibernianradio.org “We started the show in 2019 to honor our Irish… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose In A Face Mask

Danahey on the Loose In A Face Mask

Illinois Gov. J.B. “Jelly Belly” Pritzker last week came up with a face mask mandate. Come May 1, people must cover their faces in public places where they probably will wind up close to others. I’ll be using mine on trips to the bathroom. That’s a different story. According to Pritzker’s edict, you need to… Continue Reading

Danahey NOT On the Loose: When I Met Brian Dennehy

Danahey NOT On the Loose: When I Met Brian Dennehy

Actor Brian Dennehy passed away April 15 at the age of 81. The prior link takes you to a fine news obit. This upcoming one leads to the Goodman Theatre tribute. I had the good fortune to see him perform in five different productions staged in Chicago.  Back in 1998 Dennehy starred as beleaguered Willy… Continue Reading

Danahey NOT on the Loose: A Coronavirus Chronicle

Danahey NOT on the Loose: A Coronavirus Chronicle

Welcome to my not-so-novel coronavirus chronicle. It’s just like Narnia, sans the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. How are things in your little corner of the quarantine, your safe space shelter-in-place? I’m fortunate enough to have a 5-year-old serving as my life coach through all this. She’s way better than the dimwits you find on… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose Beyond Green Beer

Danahey on the Loose Beyond Green Beer

Green beer? With all the nonsense going on in the world right now, you can’t blame anyone for wanting to have a drink or 200. But come St. Patrick’s Day season why green beer? Yes, I get it. For some in the US, the March holiday merely provides another reason to imbibe. It’s Irish Mardi… Continue Reading