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Author Archives: Mike Houlihan

“Father Ted” star in Chicago Stand-up gig Thursday night

“Father Ted” star in Chicago Stand-up gig Thursday night

Join award-winning comedian, Ardal O’Hanlon, as he brings the best of Irish comedy to the Irish American Heritage Center this winter.   Best known for his role as Father Dougal Maguire in the Father Ted TV series, O’Hanlon is also a highly acclaimed stand-up comic, selling out to audiences internationally on regular solo tours.   O’Hanlon has… Continue Reading

Irish Films Premiere at Siskel Center

Irish Films Premiere at Siskel Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center hosts the Chicago premiere of Mike Houlihan’s comic documentary film, “Our Irish Cousins”, at the 16th Annual European Union Film Festival on Wednesday, March 13th at 8:15PM.  Houlihan is a former features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, co-host of WCEV radio’s Irish Hour, “The Skinny & Houli Show”, and has… Continue Reading

2012 Queen Sara Collins Bids Adieu With Class

2012 Queen Sara Collins Bids Adieu With Class

2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Sara Collins retired from her reign early last Sunday evening just prior to the crowning of 2013 Queen Bridget Fitzgerald. Sara took the stage at Plumber’s Hall and delivered a genuinely emotional speech to the assembled crowd that stunned the folks in attendance with its heartfelt sincerity and grace.… Continue Reading

Bridget Fitzgerald crowned Queen of Chicago’s 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bridget Fitzgerald, a graduate of John Carroll University, is crowned Queen of Chicago’s 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday afternoon at Plumber’s Hall in Chicago. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sponsored by Local 130 Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union. Queen Bridget will reign over the parade on Saturday March 16th and the Irish… Continue Reading