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Hibernian Hooligan Ball bursting with talent!

The Larkin & Moran Brothers

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 Larkin & Moran Brothers.

St. Stephen’s Green featuring Liz Vee.

Also coming out for the event is Irish Trad Fusion group, St. Stephen’s Green, featuring the one and only Liv Vee!

Murphy Roche Irish Music Clug
The Murphy Roche Irish Music Club

The Murphy Roche Irish Music Club will also be dropping by to play some tunes along with more musicians to be announced.


The Hibernian Ball will also be visited by comedians Pat Chase, Bridget McGuire, and the great Geno Cooney stopping by to tell some jokes. Also 2016 International Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney will be making a cameo with 2019 Chicago Rose of Tralee Shana Pembroke along with a handful of former Chicago Roses. Raffle prizes include a case of Paddy’s Irish Whiskey and other delightful treats! The Hooligan Ball is the annual fundraiser for Mike Houlihan’s not for profit public charity, Hibernian Transmedia, and all gifts are tax deductible. Suggestion donation is $100, but “we’ll take whatever we can get”! RSVP to

1989 Chicago Rose of Tralee Annmarie McIntyre,2018 Chicago Rose Katie Callahan, 2019 Chicago Rose Shana Pembroke, 2015 Chicago Rose Maeve McSweeney, and 2016 International Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney.


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