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Hibernian Hooligan Ball bursting with talent!

2nd Annual Hibernian Hooligan Ball Presents Music, Comedy, & Culture By Izzy Cusack McGaffer’s Saloon in Forest Park is hosting the Annual Fundraiser for Hibernian Transmedia, “The Hibernian Hooligan Ball” on Sunday, December 15th from 3-7PM. Headlining the party this year are some of Chicago’s most beloved Irish bands, including the legendary Celtic Rockers, The… Continue Reading

Hibernian Transmedia Brings New Irish TV Show to Chicago Public Television

Chicago Public Television, WTTW Channel 11, will broadcast OUR IRISH PUB on Sunday March 31, 2019 at 11PM in Chicagoland. OUR IRISH PUB is a television program created, produced, and developed by Hibernian Transmedia starring international Irish fiddler Katie Grennan, as she invites the audience to join her for a visit to three of her… Continue Reading

The Craic Radio Show Abides at Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub

It was a little over three years ago that then Irish American Heritage Center President Geno Cooney spotted radio personality and controversial Irish American News columnist Mike Houlihan in a crowded Heritage Center hallway and introduced himself. Houlihan says, “It was a moment of pure serendipity. I’ve been known to ruffle some feathers of certain… Continue Reading

Movie Hooley kicks off with COVADONGA Friday night.

Thirteen hundred years ago, way back in 718, an overwhelming army of blood thirsty Muslims ascended a mountain in Spain to kill and cannibalize the remaining Christians hiding on the Iberian Peninsula. But the Christians, led by a man named Pelayo, implored and prayed to the Blessed Mother, to come down and intercede for them.… Continue Reading

Dude Wipes founder spills his guts on The Skinny & Houli Show!

For centuries Irishmen have searched for the antidote to the Guinness scutter. The “scutter” is that old irregular gurgling that usually signals a prelude to explosions in your gut. The Irish call it “the Guinness scutter”. It means spending lots of quality time on the toilet the morning after a night of drinking and partying.… Continue Reading

Slane Irish Whiskey Sponsors Irish Films

SLANE IRISH WHISKEY TO SPONSOR AND PRESENT THE 4TH ANNUAL IRISH AMERICAN MOVIE HOOLEY     When a party gets rowdy, the Irish call it a “hooley.” Mike Houlihan, Irish American Radio personality and Chairman of Hibernian Transmedia NFP, announced today that SLANE IRISH WHISKEY will be sponsoring this year’s 4th Annual Irish American Movie… Continue Reading

Jeanne Ives wins over Irish community

Chicagoland Irish Community Mobilizing around Jeanne Ives in Republican Primary A groundswell of support for State Representative Jeanne Ives in the upcoming Republican Primary for Governor on March 20th is coalescing in the Irish community. Irish American radio personality Mike Houlihan is spearheading a fundraiser, IRISH FOR IVES, on Monday March 5th at Reilly’s Daughter… Continue Reading