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Author Archives: Mike Houlihan

Deadline extended to become 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen

Deadline Extended for 2015 Saint Patrick’s Day Queen Contest Looking for the New Parade Queen James F. Coyne, General Chairman of the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, announced plans for a city wide search for Chicago’s fairest Colleen. She will represent the Chicago Irish community as the Queen of the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.… Continue Reading

Young Irish Radio Show to Launch This November

Young Irish Radio Show to Launch This November

Hibernian Transmedia launches new Young Irish Radio Show Hitting the airwaves on Saturday nights from 7-8PM, the newest addition to the Irish-American radio scene, “The Houli’s Hooley”, debuts on Saturday November 1st on WSBC 1240 AM and WCFJ 1470 AM. Join the Hooley with Bill and Paddy Houlihan every Saturday night with news, guests, music,… Continue Reading

Irish Filmmakers hit Chicago for Premiere of “A Terrible Beauty” at Siskel Film Center

Last night The Skinny & Houli Show here in Chicago, welcomed Dublin filmmakers Dave Farrell and his son Colin Farrell to Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub where the show is recorded each Wednesday night. The Farrells are in town for the Chicago premiere of their film, “A Terrible Beauty”, a significant historical docu-drama that captures the… Continue Reading

Memories of Maureen

I first met Maureen O’Looney in 1984. I was living in New York then and producing and directing a show that I originally put up at the Village Gate. The show featured a couple of Irish brothers from Limerick who would go on to worldwide fame as A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS. The title fit them… Continue Reading

Katie Grennan joins Return to Ireland Tour

  The Skinny & Houli Show Return to Ireland Tour will feature special musical guest Katie Grennan on the tour with Chicago’s favorite Irish-American radio personalities. Katie Grennan is a champion Irish dancer and fiddler featured in the August issue of Irish Dancing Magazine and tours regularly all over the world as an Irish dancer… Continue Reading

“A Terrible Beauty” to Premiere at Gene Siskel Film Center

“A Terrible Beauty”, Irish Film on 1916 Easter Uprising, to Premiere in Chicago at The Gene Siskel Film Center September 26 & 28, 2014   The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, will host the Chicago premiere of a significant historical docu-drama chronicling events during the 1916 Easter rebellion by Irish Volunteers… Continue Reading

Colleen Nolan Selected 2014 Chicago Rose of Tralee

Colleen Marie Nolan, 25, was selected as Chicago’s 2014 Rose of Tralee Saturday night at a raucous and exuberant party to select this year’s Rose. Colleen is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  She is a CPA and works in Finance for Grosvenor Capital Management, an alternative investment firm. … Continue Reading