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The Great McGinty to the rescue!

“When a party gets rowdy, the Irish call it a ‘hooley!” In 1941, Irish American screenwriter/director Preston Sturges won the Oscar for Best Screenplay of his film THE GREAT McGINTY. Fans of the 8th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley Film Festival, the only Irish American film festival in existence, will have the opportunity to see… Continue Reading

Irish America Claims Chicago Flag!

Irish America Claims Chicago Flag!

Hibernian Media is in the final stages of editing their masterpiece IN SEARCH OF WEEPING JIM, the story of the late 31st Ward Chicago Alderman James Ambrose Kearns and his role as the “father of the Chicago flag.” The film is financed by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago and other generous donors. Kearns… Continue Reading

3rd Annual Hibernian Hooligan Ball at Cork & Kerry Irish Pub

Hibernian Media will host their annual Hibernian Hooligan Ball on Sunday Dec. 27th, from 3-7PM at Cork & Kerry Irish Pub, 10614 South Western in Chicago. This year’s shindig features a variety of terrific Irish talent, including The Larkin & Moran Bros, Liam Durkin, Jimmy Cloonan & Friends, Irish fiddler Lexia Kennedy, Irish dancer Tadgh… Continue Reading

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

Tony Golden:Good Company

What was the name of the Green Bay Packer running back that Chicago Bear George Connor creamed in Wrigley Field on a cold and grey Sunday in November of 1955?  Connor broke up the Packers flying wedge on a kickoff return and knocked that Packer into next week. They called it the “hit heard round… 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