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Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago Consulate General of Ireland; Events, News & Information **The Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago is fully operational, but currently closed to the public** The Consulate provides consular services such as applying for Irish passports and visas to visit Ireland, and is a source of information on Ireland and the United States and the economic, political, cultural, and other links between our two countries.

The Consulate General in Chicago covers the Mid-West region of the USA, with specific remit for the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

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A great sign that summer is nearly here! #CruinniúnanÓg2022 – the day of free creative activity for young people is plan...
05/06/2022

A great sign that summer is nearly here! #CruinniúnanÓg2022 – the day of free creative activity for young people is planned to go live on Saturday 11th June 2022!
More info➡️https://bit.ly/CnanÓg2022

Speaking on the birthday of Mother Jones at the Heritage Center. Remembering the young girl who left Cork, crossed the A...
05/06/2022

Speaking on the birthday of Mother Jones at the Heritage Center. Remembering the young girl who left Cork, crossed the Atlantic with her family, settled in Toronto and then came to the US. She emerged after much adversity to become one of the most famous women in America for her advocacy for workers' rights. #motherjones Mother Jones Lives Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

Sarah Keating, Ireland's Acting Consul General for Chicago and the Midwest, speaking on May Day about the Chicago Mother Jones statue project.

05/03/2022
In Sunday’s print edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, hiker Laurie Hertzel writes an essay describing how hiking al...
05/02/2022
From mountains to the sea, Ireland's Di**le Way makes one hiker feel 'wonderfully alive'

In Sunday’s print edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, hiker Laurie Hertzel writes an essay describing how hiking along the Di**le Way hiking trail remains meaningful to her two years on.

“Two years after the shutdown,” writes Ms. Hertzel, “Ireland seems very far away, but it is on my mind. Of all the fascinating places I've been—London, Paris, Russia, Romania—it is Ireland that I return to again and again and Ireland that I plan to visit soon, now that international travel is returning.”

A hiker unkinks her shoulders and mind as she and her husband take a meandering six-day, 100-mile hike along a trail in far southwest Ireland.

This Sunday at 1pm Central time, tune in to this You Tube video to see a new film on 'the Famine Irish in Chicago' with ...
04/29/2022

This Sunday at 1pm Central time, tune in to this You Tube video to see a new film on 'the Famine Irish in Chicago' with Professor Sean Farrell of Northern Illinois University NIU 25🐺🚩 NIU Department of History This is the first presentation of The Great Famine Voices Film Series presented by the National Famine Museum and the Irish Heritage Trust.

The Famine Irish in Chicago examines some of the ways that Famine Irish emigrants helped build modern Chicago and Illinois in the 1840s and 1850. Prof Farrell explores how the Great Hunger shaped the outlook of prominent Irish-Americans, such as Mary Harris, or Mother Jones, to fight for fairness and greater social justice on the anniversary of her birth.

Sean Farrell is a professor of history at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Rituals and Riots: Sectarian Violence and Political Culture in Ulster, 1784–1886, and co-editor of Shadows of the Gunmen: Violence and Culture in Modern Ireland.

The Great Famine Voices project is a series of open house and digital events in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain that brings together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of coming from Ireland to North America, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterward.

Click on the YouTube link below to join the live premiere of The Famine Irish in Chicago on Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 PM EST. After the premiere, you can watch the video at any time on Great Famine Voices – Strokestown Park. Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpGUCqoiKyk

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue T.D. visited Chicago on his trade mission to the US. E...
04/29/2022

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue T.D. visited Chicago on his trade mission to the US. Excellent event organised by Enterprise Ireland with Bord Bia on the 'Evolution of Food' attended by the many food companies located in Chicago and surrounds. An energetic and engaging day with over 100 participants!

Visits from two Government Ministers in the past week! Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport Jack Chambers, ...
04/29/2022

Visits from two Government Ministers in the past week! Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport Jack Chambers, T.D. for the Decade of Centenaries commemoration concert, and a chance to meet Irish Studies students, the GAA Club and talk about the August 2023 Notre Dame / Navy game. University of Notre Dame Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Snite Museum of Art #OBrienCollection This concert, performed by the Seamus Egan Project Liz Carroll and Marty Fahey, featured music from the original Exposition d'Art Irlandais in Paris 1922 plus new pieces composed by Liz Carroll and Marty Fahey for the art collection. The 'Who Do We Say We Are?' Exhibition is on display until May 15th.

04/22/2022

Thinking of registering for the Midwest Fleadh? More info here.

04/22/2022

The President of Ireland’s speech on 🌍 Day 2022.

On Friday at 2pm Central, 3pm Eastern time 'A Musical Interlude' concert of compositions which speak to various pieces o...
04/20/2022
"Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022": A Musical Interlude

On Friday at 2pm Central, 3pm Eastern time 'A Musical Interlude' concert of compositions which speak to various pieces of Irish art from the 'Who Do We Say We Are Exhibition' takes place at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame . This concert will be performed by the Seamus Egan Project against a backdrop of art from the O'Brien Collection, as part of the Government of Ireland's States of Modernity commemoration of 100 years of Ireland's statehood. Please register, seats are limited. Please arrive early for a tour of the Gallery and the 'Who Do We Say We Are' exhibition. All are welcome! Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Irish Foreign Ministry Liz Carroll Marty Fahey

Join us for a live performance of a rich, musical interpretation of the works on view in the Snite Museum’s newest exploration of Ireland.

Great opportunity to get some help with your application for US citizenship!
04/20/2022

Great opportunity to get some help with your application for US citizenship!

Are you interested in becoming a U.S. citizen?
If you meet eligibility requirements, Irish Community Services - Midwest can help you!

Maybe the most daunting part of becoming a U.S. citizen is the civics test. That's why this is one of the parts of the application process that we focus on the most during our FREE U.S. citizenship classes.

Contact us for more information or register on Zoom for our next series of online Citizenship Classes beginning in May by clicking on the link below!

http://ow.ly/EJo250IwlMl

April 28th!! Chicago Gaelic Park
04/20/2022

April 28th!! Chicago Gaelic Park

Arán & Im is Thursday, April 28th!

Call (708)687-9323 for tickets. Reservations are required.

April 27th!! At the Heritage Center, Chicago.
04/20/2022

April 27th!! At the Heritage Center, Chicago.

Join the Irish American Heritage Center for a live performance of ‘Arán & Im’ (Bread & Butter) in the Erin Ballroom. An exclusive event for no more than 100 audience members , ‘Arán & Im’ is a celebration of language, land, and food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream. For more information and tickets on this unique April 27th event, go to https://buff.ly/2YXdkb2

Tomorrow evening April 21st is the final lecture in this series 'Irish Art in Practice'. Please join 'Women's Work via Z...
04/20/2022

Tomorrow evening April 21st is the final lecture in this series 'Irish Art in Practice'. Please join 'Women's Work via Zoom at the Irish American Heritage Center!

Irish Art in Practice FINAL lecture

In partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland Chicago, join us for the final presentation of our Irish Art in Practice series, Women’s Work? – Presented in-person, and via Zoom, April 21st, 7:00 pm.

In Women’s Work, we will view key examples of each artists’ work as we consider their individual concerns and contributions to contemporary art in Irish and international contexts. In addition, we will mine the influence of embodiment: what features of gender emerge in each artist’s work? What concerns pertaining to women in Ireland come forward in their practice? What features of masculinity or gender fluidity are explored or interrogated?

Register below for the in-person presentation of Women’s Work? in the Library at the Irish American Heritage Center here: https://buff.ly/35nDzA3
Register for the Zoom presentation Women's Work, here: https://buff.ly/37PsPMm

Wishing a happy and safe Easter to all our followers. Please note the Consulate will be closed on Friday 15 and Monday 1...
04/14/2022

Wishing a happy and safe Easter to all our followers. Please note the Consulate will be closed on Friday 15 and Monday 18 April to mark the holiday.

Join us for our 5th Friday Networking Breakfast on April 29th at the Consulate. Register here!
04/14/2022
5th Friday Networking Breakfast

Join us for our 5th Friday Networking Breakfast on April 29th at the Consulate. Register here!

Meet with Consulate staff, hear about summer plans & network with Irish, Irish American & those interested in connecting with Ireland.

04/13/2022
The Irish Music School of Chicago is offering this Master Workshop on Saturday, live from Cork via Zoom. Join in if you ...
04/12/2022
Master Workshops — The Irish Music School of Chicago

The Irish Music School of Chicago is offering this Master Workshop on Saturday, live from Cork via Zoom. Join in if you can!

Conal Ó Gráda, renowned for his powerful and highly-energized Irish flute sound, has chosen a set of jigs and during the workshop he'll guide us in exploring articulation (breath & finger-based), flute tone and embouchure, rhythm, breathing and phrasing in it. Conal will supply workshop registrant...

04/11/2022

Early bird pricing for CJAC's first Irish Language Weekend ends on April 15th. Please register for the Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilege before then. Don't be shy, it's for complete beginners to advanced learners. We have some unique and very special events included in the weekend. Check it all out at https://celticjunction.org/college/dsg-2022/

Great to meet David & Eileen from @stoneyroadpress as they exhibit at Chicago #Expo2022 this w/e with works from leading...
04/10/2022

Great to meet David & Eileen from @stoneyroadpress as they exhibit at Chicago #Expo2022 this w/e with works from leading Irish contemporary artists from their Dublin fine art print studio. Drop by to meet them @NavyPier. Delighted to have a limited edition #SeamusHeaney print on display at the Consulate. Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

Arriving at the studio to record the music composed by Liz Carroll and produced by Marty Fahey is the Seamus Egan Projec...
04/08/2022

Arriving at the studio to record the music composed by Liz Carroll and produced by Marty Fahey is the Seamus Egan Project. You can see them perform live on April 22nd at the Snite Museum of Art at 3pm. Arrive early to walk through the galleries and see the spectacular artwork from the #obriencollection for which the music has been composed. This 'Musical Interlude' is part of the commemoration programme of the Irish Government marking 100 years since the founding of the Irish State 1922/2022 - a reflection on the events of 100 years ago, a walk through the journey Ireland and Irish identity have travelled over the past century of statehood, and a look ahead to Ireland’s next century. This promises to be a remarkable afternoon. Please join us if you can. Free event, registration required. Culture Ireland Irish Foreign Ministry Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA
https://sniteartmuseum.nd.edu/visit-us/events/2022/04/22/who-do-we-say-we-are-irish-art-1922-2022-a-musical-interlude/

04/08/2022

Congrats to Trim Tourism reaching the final in 'Best Heritage Project for the Twinning of Boyne Valley with the state of Michigan's Boyne City! The City of Boyne City Trim - Tourism Network Good luck to all! Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

04/08/2022

Irish Community Services offers wonderful programs for the very young as well as the senior community. Thanks to the great team!

Screening this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago A great day out for ...
04/07/2022

Screening this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago A great day out for all the family!

"It seems unlikely that a more beautiful film will be released this year." - Donald Clarke, Irish Times

Tomm Moore's magical SONG OF THE SEA screens this weekend as part of our family-friendly Kid Flix series! All tickets just $5. Saturday, April 9 + Sunday, April 10 and 11:00am 🌊💫🐬💫

Get Tickets: siskelfilmcenter.org/song-sea

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, SONG OF THE SEA is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic. Each Kid Flix showtime is preceded by a short media-literacy introduction by Film Center staff. Recommended for ages 7+

Know someone coming over? This could be handy!
04/07/2022

Know someone coming over? This could be handy!

Traveling to live and work in Chicago for a summer is the experience of a lifetime! ☀️

Navigating a new city, complying with visa regulations, starting a new job, and finding suitable housing can be daunting tasks.

Our J1 Handbook for 2022 offers tips on jobs, housing, and staying safe in the Windy City!

Download your free copy of our Chicago J1 Guidebook here: http://ow.ly/4trP50Irq2b

The Celtic Junction is now registering for Irish Arts Week between April 18 and May 1. All classes continue to be online...
04/06/2022

The Celtic Junction is now registering for Irish Arts Week between April 18 and May 1. All classes continue to be online via Zoom. Celtic Junction Arts Center A great selection for all interests!

This morning, 6 April, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addressed virtually a Joint Sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas...
04/06/2022

This morning, 6 April, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addressed virtually a Joint Sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas in Dublin. It was the 22nd such address since the foundation of the Irish State 100 years' ago. You may view on the Oireachtas TV at the 9:30am hour at minute 28. https://www.oireachtas.ie/hourly/ ##StandWithUkraine

From April 20 - April 30, the play Arán & Im tours Midwest USA. A  theatrical performance/installation in which the auth...
04/04/2022

From April 20 - April 30, the play Arán & Im tours Midwest USA. A theatrical performance/installation in which the author Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

Is taibhiú drámaíochta é Arán & Im ina mbácálann Manchán arán taois ghéir ar feadh 70 nóiméad fad is a thugann sé léargas ar iontaisí na Gaeilge – agus é ag ceiliúradh focail mhealltacha a bhaineann leis an tírdhreach, téarmaí i dtaca le hiomas agus léirstean, agus an iliomad nathanna a thugann beocht do chumhacht agus mistéir an tsaoil nádúrtha.

Manchán Magan Culture Ireland

An opportunity to see this play touring the Midwest US in the Chicago area. Not to be missed! April 28th at Chicago Gael...
04/03/2022

An opportunity to see this play touring the Midwest US in the Chicago area. Not to be missed! April 28th at Chicago Gaelic Park

We have a lovely theatrical performance Thursday, April 28th! Call (708)687-9323 for tickets.

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04/03/2022

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Irish Community Services is happy to announce that our Annual Golf Outing is back!⛳

The golf outing is our headlining fundraiser each year and contributes greatly to our ability to meet the needs of your community.

Register at the link here: http://ow.ly/a0rH50IoynZ

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Feb 22nd 1pm CT/2pm ET: The John Lewis-John Hume Symposium is a series of panel discussions organized nationwide by the African American Irish Diaspora Network that highlights the parallels of the civil rights and social justice movements in the United States and Ireland. The Keough-Naughton Institute will host the third symposium in the series. It will focus on the literature and language of the civil rights movements in the 1960s in the United States and Ireland. Panelists will discuss: "How did that literature and language provide the foundation for powerful movements of change in both countries?" Speakers: E. Ethelbert Miller, Poet, teacher, and literary activist; Chanté Mouton Kinyon, Assistant Professor, English, University of Notre Dame, and Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow, whose focus is transnational African American literature and culture; Maurice Fitzpatrick, Filmmaker, whose documentary, Burntollet, now in development, is an exploration of the parallels between the American and Irish civil rights movements. Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies African American Irish Diaspora Network John and Pat Hume Foundation Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Moderator: Mark Sanders, Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame; Director, Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience. https://irishstudies.nd.edu/events/2022/02/22/john-lewis-john-hume-symposium-part-3-literature-and-film-across-the-atlantic-1968/
Today, in honour of Black History Month, we placed a second print on our wall from the Nikkolas Smith original, which was unveiled in the Embassy of Ireland last year. John Hume and Congressman John Lewis – who forged generational transatlantic partnerships between Ireland and the United States, rooted in the pursuit of abolition and civil rights. The paintings will hang at the Embassy of Ireland in Washington as a symbol of the long-standing connections between civil rights movements in Ireland and America. To learn more about the Lewis-Hume relationship, join the Consulate, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the African American Irish Diaspora Network's John Lewis-John Hume Symposium via Webinar on Tuesday February 22 at 1pm Central; 2pm Eastern time. https://www.aaidnet.org/social-justice-and-civil-rights
Today, in honour of Black History Month, we placed this print on our wall of the original portrait by Nikkolas Smith which was unveiled in the Embassy of Ireland one year ago. Daniel O’Connell and Frederick Douglass, two of the 19th century’s most celebrated abolitionists met in Ireland in 1845 where Douglass first heard O’Connell speak against American slavery. The 27 year old Douglass, who as a slave in Maryland had first encountered O’Connell’s writings, described himself as ‘‘completely captivated’’ by the great Irish orator, noting that ‘‘his power over an audience is perfect.’’ Douglass had fled to Ireland shortly after the release of his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and spent four months touring the island. From O’Connell – known as the Liberator for his work to secure Catholic emancipation – Douglass adopted the mantra “agitate” as a form of nonviolent protest. The two shared a dedication to peaceful protest as a way to secure human rights. Tomorrow we will share the second portrait of John Lewis and John Hume. Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Nikkolas Smith Nettie Washington Douglass
Attention Galway and Chicago friends! Applications are now open for Chicago Sister Cities International 2022 Global Youth Ambassadors Virtual Leadership Summit, taking place from July 9-16. The summit is open to girls aged 14-16 who live, or go to school, in Chicago or one of its 29 international sister cities (this includes Galway!). This intensive leadership program is designed to build the next generation of global leaders. Applications close on March 21, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST. Chicago Sister Cities International Visit Galway Irish Community Services - Midwest https://my.reviewr.com/s2/site/ChicagoSisterCity_22?mc_cid=e62b8ad11e&mc_eid=47fc0357fd&mc_cid=dc6c1354c5&mc_eid=6615bf2ac8
Fri Feb 25, 2022, 2:30pm CST/3:30pm EST - The next event in the #StateOfModernity series is a poetry reading by Dr. Julie Morrissy, the Irish poet, academic, critic, and activist. It will be hosted at the Snite Museum of Art at the Universit of Notre Dame. National Library of Ireland Snite Museum of Art Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Dr Morrissy is the first Poet-in-Residence at the National Library of Ireland in the Decade of Centenaries programme. From 2019-2021 she was the inaugural John Pollard Newman Fellow in Creativity at University College Dublin, and she is currently a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Her collaborative, mixed-media poetry practice includes film, animation, moving image, experimental publishing, and live performance. Register here: https://sniteartmuseum.nd.edu/visit-us/events/2022/02/25/julie-morrissy-poetry-reading/
To all of our community partners, new and long standing, the closing date for the Emigrant Support Programme Grant is Wednesday February 16th. It is essential that your application is in process before the deadline to be considered for the 2022-2023 grand round. The applications portal is hosted by an outside service provider and will be closed by them at the deadline. If you have any questions please reach out to [email protected] Please apply here: https://www.irishabroadgrants.ie/login.aspx
In recognition of Black History Month "Black, Irish, and the Dream: Dialogues in the Time of Revolution" will be presented by the Consulate, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the African American Irish Diaspora Network. You are invited to join this John Lewis-John Hume Symposium via Webinar on Tuesday February 22 at 1pm CST; 2pm EST. For information about speakers and to register: https://irishstudies.nd.edu/events/2022/02/22/john-lewis-john-hume-symposium-part-3-literature-and-film-across-the-atlantic-1968/ Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
The Chicago Irish Film Festival is only a few weeks away! We hope to see you in person, more information on tickets below. Or join in online if that works best for you! Chicago Irish Film Festival #irishfilm #ciff2022
Tomorrow (Thurs) at 11:30 am CST take a break for a virtual slow look at this painting currently on view at the Snite Museum of Art 'Who Do We Say We Are: Irish Art 1922 | 2022' exhibition as part of the #statesofmodernity programme . We are looking forward to being walked through this picture and understanding the thought and process of painter Martin Gale’s 'Women’s Work'. Gale resides in Co. Kildare. Register here: https://sniteartmuseum.nd.edu/.../02/10/virtual-slow-look/ The Art Institute of Chicago Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Irish American Heritage Center
"Black, Irish, and the Dream: Dialogues in the Time of Revolution" - In recognition of Black History Month, in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the African American Irish Diaspora Network, the Consulate presents The John Lewis-John Hume Symposium via Webinar on Tuesday February 22 at 1pm CST; 2pm EST. For information about speakers and to register https://klau.nd.edu/news-events/events/2022/02/22/john-lewis-john-hume-symposium-part-3-literature-and-film-across-the-atlantic-1968/ @notredame @embassyofIrelandusa @aaidnet
‘Who Do We Say We Are’: In voices of time and timelessness - a review of Saturday's opening of the Snite Museum of Art's tribute to 100 years of the Irish Statehood. By Xiyun Wu. #statesofmodernity Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Snite Museum of Art https://ndsmcobserver.com/2022/02/who-do-we-say-we-are/
You can now enjoy The Celebration: 100 Years of James Joyce's Ulysses TODAY Wed Feb 9 ONLINE. Barry McCrea's Lecture will be live streamed at 2:30pm CST/3:30 pm EST from the Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. The talk will be on "Joyce, Proust, Paris, 1922." Part of the #StatesOfModernity programme. https://irishstudies.nd.edu/events/2022/02/09/celebration-100-years-of-james-joyces-ulysses/