Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago

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.
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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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Nominations have opened for the 2021 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards ☘️ 🌍🏅 Awarded by President of Ireland / U...
07/19/2021

Nominations have opened for the 2021 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards ☘️ 🌍🏅 Awarded by President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins, the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards recognise the contribution given to #Ireland and Irish communities abroad by those living outside Ireland. Nominations should be submitted through the Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago for applications from Midwest US nominees before Friday, 6 August 2021.
Announcing the call for nominations, Minister Colm Brophy said ‘I am proud that Ireland recognises all that our diaspora have done and continue to do…I am aware of the profound impact our global family has had around the world, in so many countries and in a variety of fields.’ Further details: bit.ly/36zZSA1
Irish Community Services - Midwest The Ireland Network - Chicago

Nominations have opened for the 2021 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards ☘️ 🌍🏅 Awarded by President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins, the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards recognise the contribution given to #Ireland and Irish communities abroad by those living outside Ireland. Nominations should be submitted through the Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago for applications from Midwest US nominees before Friday, 6 August 2021.
Announcing the call for nominations, Minister Colm Brophy said ‘I am proud that Ireland recognises all that our diaspora have done and continue to do…I am aware of the profound impact our global family has had around the world, in so many countries and in a variety of fields.’ Further details: bit.ly/36zZSA1
Irish Community Services - Midwest The Ireland Network - Chicago

On July 19th Ireland changes its requirements for fully vaccinated visitors travelling from the US. There is no longer a...
07/16/2021
Government advice on international travel

On July 19th Ireland changes its requirements for fully vaccinated visitors travelling from the US. There is no longer a requirement for a pre-departure PCR test, or further day 5 PCR test or quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers or for those travellers who have recovered from COVID (verifiable proof required). More details on the Government of Ireland website below.
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/77952-government-advice-on-international-travel/

The current advice from the government is to avoid non-essential travel. From 19 July, new advice and rules relating to international travel will come into effect in Ireland.

The Connecting Cork with Chicago event held on June 30th can be viewed here. Thanks to speakers Ambassador Dan Mulhall, ...
07/15/2021
Global Conversations: Connecting Cork with Chicago

The Connecting Cork with Chicago event held on June 30th can be viewed here. Thanks to speakers Ambassador Dan Mulhall, Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Fiona McEntee, McEntee Law, Damien O'Brien, IDA, Philip Griffin, Enterprise Ireland for great insights into business connections between our two cities! https://youtu.be/gTsrq3bBoAU Bridget Gainer Fiona McEntee Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

Global Conversations: Connecting Cork with ChicagoOur ‘Global Conversations’ provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from Irish business leaders in cit...

This year, the Frederick Douglass Fellows Program will take 22 student fellows to Ireland to explore the life stories an...
07/13/2021

This year, the Frederick Douglass Fellows Program will take 22 student fellows to Ireland to explore the life stories and legacies of Frederick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell. From the Midwest US, Lesha-LaShay Phillips is from Oberlin College (Ohio) and Prevail Bonga is from University of Illinois at Chicago (Illinois). We wish you all the very best during your study in Ireland.
UIC Study Abroad Office Oberlin Study Away CIEE Study Abroad Ciee Douglass Education in Ireland North America
https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/scholarships/frederick-douglass-global-fellowship

This year, the Frederick Douglass Fellows Program will take 22 student fellows to Ireland to explore the life stories and legacies of Frederick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell. From the Midwest US, Lesha-LaShay Phillips is from Oberlin College (Ohio) and Prevail Bonga is from University of Illinois at Chicago (Illinois). We wish you all the very best during your study in Ireland.
UIC Study Abroad Office Oberlin Study Away CIEE Study Abroad Ciee Douglass Education in Ireland North America
https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/scholarships/frederick-douglass-global-fellowship

We're looking forward to getting out and about again across the Midwest and popping up a Consulate as we go. Join us at ...
07/13/2021

We're looking forward to getting out and about again across the Midwest and popping up a Consulate as we go. Join us at a festival near you. Our first team visit will be to the Iowa Irish Fest August 7 & 8. Staff will be available to answer your questions. We hope you'll pay us a visit! All attendance will be outdoor and with safety protocols in place. Iowa Irish Fest

We're looking forward to getting out and about again across the Midwest and popping up a Consulate as we go. Join us at a festival near you. Our first team visit will be to the Iowa Irish Fest August 7 & 8. Staff will be available to answer your questions. We hope you'll pay us a visit! All attendance will be outdoor and with safety protocols in place. Iowa Irish Fest

In tribute to Dan O'Donnell on Saturday, the unveiling of honorary Dan O'Donnell way on Armitage in Chicago's Lincoln Pa...
07/12/2021

In tribute to Dan O'Donnell on Saturday, the unveiling of honorary Dan O'Donnell way on Armitage in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. He helped 16,000 J1 students over the years. Each year, he kept a map of where the J1 students came from Irish Community Services - Midwest #globalirish #irelandchicago

We look forward to joining friends at the Irish Fair of Minnesota in August! Will definitely be there for the Native Iri...
07/09/2021

We look forward to joining friends at the Irish Fair of Minnesota in August! Will definitely be there for the Native Irish Dog Parade!

07/08/2021

The Boyne Valley Twinning plaques in Trim were unveiled today. CG Byrne sent a message on this occasion recognising the link between Boyne Valley Co. Meath and Boyne City, Michigan The City of Boyne City Twin Boyne Valleys

Ireland's Summer Screening "Breaking Ice" takes place tomorrow evening as part of Cinema/Chicago the free weekly film se...
07/06/2021
Breaking Ice - Cinema Chicago

Ireland's Summer Screening "Breaking Ice" takes place tomorrow evening as part of Cinema/Chicago the free weekly film series that celebrates sports and games from around the world. "Through struggle and perseverance, victory and defeat, we learn about the joys, pains, and triumphs of being alive together. Featuring everything from timeless soccer legends and hilariously obsessed sports fans to breathtaking breakdance competitions and the epic clash of sumo wrestlers, this collection of films explores the ways in which sports, games, and competition shape our lives."

The virtual screening Wed at 6:30pm CT is available to stream for a 24-hour watch window. Irish American Heritage Center Irish Community Services - Midwest Chicago Irish Film Festival Detroit Irish Celtic MKE Celtic Junction Arts Center Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati
https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/breaking-ice/

Tired of watching the Winter Olympics pass by without any Irish representation, a ragtag band of determined and talented multi-sport athletes banded together to brave the dangerously icy tracks and form a bobsledding team. Breaking Ice combines fascinating archival footage and charm-filled interview...

Traveling to Ireland this summer? Please note that the Passenger Locator form must be completed and from July 12, it is ...
07/06/2021

Traveling to Ireland this summer? Please note that the Passenger Locator form must be completed and from July 12, it is an online only system. https://cvd19plf-prod1.powerappsportals.com/en-us/ On completion of the online form, a passenger will be issued an email receipt which will have to be shown when boarding. The COVID-19 Passenger Locator form is used to support contact tracing and a system of public health engagement with passengers after arrival.

Traveling to Ireland this summer? Please note that the Passenger Locator form must be completed and from July 12, it is an online only system. https://cvd19plf-prod1.powerappsportals.com/en-us/ On completion of the online form, a passenger will be issued an email receipt which will have to be shown when boarding. The COVID-19 Passenger Locator form is used to support contact tracing and a system of public health engagement with passengers after arrival.

Happy July 4th weekend to all! The Consulate will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of US Independence Day. Ir...
07/02/2021

Happy July 4th weekend to all! The Consulate will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of US Independence Day. Irish citizens in our consular area experiencing a genuine emergency should call +1 312-330-7823.

Happy July 4th weekend to all! The Consulate will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of US Independence Day. Irish citizens in our consular area experiencing a genuine emergency should call +1 312-330-7823.

Thank you Grace for a month of lovely stories for the little ones! #irishpride
06/29/2021
Pride Stories with Grace

Thank you Grace for a month of lovely stories for the little ones! #irishpride

Grace Odumosu joins us one last time to share pride stories! Happy Pride!

This Wed, June 30th at 8:30 am CST Connecting Cork with Chicago focuses on Irish business leaders in Chicago. The discus...
06/28/2021

This Wed, June 30th at 8:30 am CST Connecting Cork with Chicago focuses on Irish business leaders in Chicago. The discussions will highlight how members of the Irish diaspora are positively impacting the city. Hear their perspectives on global issues that are relevant to their roles, in areas such as: sustainability; diversity, equality & inclusion; responses to Covid19; the Irish-American relationship; ‘brand Ireland’, and we will explore opportunities for closer collaboration between Ireland and Midwest USA. Speakers will be Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the USA; Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Cook County 10th District, Fiona McEntee, Founder and Managing Attorney of McEntee Law Group, Damien O’Brien, VP IDA Ireland & Philip Griffin, SVP USA – Industrial, Enterprise Ireland. Please join! The Ireland Network - Chicago Cork Chamber - Faces of Cork Business Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA #globalireland https://chamber.corkchamber.ie/events/details/global-conversations-connecting-cork-with-chicago-23597?fbclid=IwAR0zRc1la18UGgcibg7UJzMYRr8E0xsCObtTpLbXVEWwyEsIEqjOaquc1e4

Please tune in to this event next week for answers to all the questions you have about traveling to Ireland this summer....
06/25/2021

Please tune in to this event next week for answers to all the questions you have about traveling to Ireland this summer. We know there are a lot of questions! The emails are coming in and the phone lines are ringing! Please share. Also remember you can find out the latest at https://www.dfa.ie/irish-consulate/chicago/news-and-events/news-archive/covid-19-update-june-25-2021.html

Get the latest news before your trip!
Travel between USA and Ireland/ Northern Ireland. Travel restrictions, quarantining, embassy processing, and more...

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Sharing the Heritage Center's Pride stories this month read by Grace in Ireland! #IrishPride Irish American Heritage Cen...
06/24/2021
"My Two Moms and Me," read by Grace Odumosu

Sharing the Heritage Center's Pride stories this month read by Grace in Ireland! #IrishPride Irish American Heritage Center Irish Community Services - Midwest

Join us and Grace while she reads from "My Two Moms and Me" for another installment of our Pride Month readings!

06/23/2021

Thanks to Colm Egan and players of Chicago Gaelic Games for their dedication throughout the last year. A joy to see these kids on the field and be a part of the day on Sunday, recognizing the extraordinary work of first responders. Huge thanks also to Bill O’Sullivan, Paddy Homan and everyone involved in the GAA clubs that keep our national sports going strong. Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

Our #IfWallsCouldTalk pictures today are from Black Hen Designs, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, a member of the  Design...
06/23/2021

Our #IfWallsCouldTalk pictures today are from Black Hen Designs, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, a member of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland. These Atlantic Puffins were chosen to remind us of the diverse sea life of Ireland’s #wildatlanticway and how fortunate we are that our coasts are one of the easiest places to spot them. Puffins come ashore in remote regions to breed and fledge their pufflings. Popular locations are The Skellig Islands, recent home of the Last Jedi and resident to a puffin colony which is the reason the porgs in the Star Wars movies were added – to protect the real puffins during filming. Other great locations are Rathlin Island, home to a Puffin sanctuary, the Saltee Islands, Co. Wexford, Inisbofin Island, Connemara. Design Ireland. Photography Rupert Shanks, Wilderness Ireland Design Ireland Black hen designs #wildatlanticway Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

June 30th at 8:30 am Join Cork and Chicago in the first Connecting Cork ‘Global Conversations’ series with a focus on Ch...
06/22/2021
Global Conversations - Connecting Cork with Chicago

June 30th at 8:30 am Join Cork and Chicago in the first Connecting Cork ‘Global Conversations’ series with a focus on Chicago!

This first ‘Global Conversation’ provides an opportunity to hear from Irish business leaders in Chicago. The discussions will highlight how members of the Irish diaspora are positively impacting the city. We will hear their perspectives on global issues that are relevant to their roles, in areas such as: sustainability; diversity, equality & inclusion; responses to Covid19; the Irish-American relationship; ‘brand Ireland’, and we will explore opportunities for closer collaboration between Ireland and Midwest USA. Speakers will be Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the USA; Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Cook County 10th District, Fiona McEntee, Founder and Managing Attorney of McEntee Law Group, Damien O’Brien, VP IDA Ireland & Philip Griffin, SVP USA – Industrial, Enterprise Ireland
https://chamber.corkchamber.ie/events/details/global-conversations-connecting-cork-with-chicago-23597 The Ireland Network - Chicago
Cork County Council Cook County Government Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

Join us for the first of our Connecting Cork Global Conversations series with a focus on Chicago! Our Global Conversations provide an opportunity for local businesses to hear from Irish business leaders in cities and regions all over the world. Our discussions will highlight how members of the Irish...

Starting tomorrow (Wed) at 11am CST, University of Notre Dame's Keough Naughton Institute of Irish Studies commences 3 t...
06/22/2021
Transatlantic Conversations: The Next Generation of the Irish Peace Process

Starting tomorrow (Wed) at 11am CST, University of Notre Dame's Keough Naughton Institute of Irish Studies commences 3 talks in its 'Transatlantic Conversations' series. Please register here. Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA
https://irishstudies.nd.edu/events/2021/06/23/transatlantic-conversations-the-next-generation-of-the-peace-process/

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union raised concerns that a hard border would be implemented on the island of Ireland. But th...

On July 7th - a movie about the first ever Winter Olympic team from Ireland is the choice for this year's Summer Screeni...
06/21/2021
Breaking Ice - Cinema Chicago

On July 7th - a movie about the first ever Winter Olympic team from Ireland is the choice for this year's Summer Screening from the Chicago International Film Festival. Free tickets open for registration from today. Join in the excitement this team enjoyed in 1992 when they entered in the Bobsleigh competition in Albertville, France.
https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/breaking-ice/

Tired of watching the Winter Olympics pass by without any Irish representation, a ragtag band of determined and talented multi-sport athletes banded together to brave the dangerously icy tracks and form a bobsledding team. Breaking Ice combines fascinating archival footage and charm-filled interview...

Our 'Taking Climate Action' webinar is under an hour of three knowledgeable speakers talking about the fight against cli...
06/18/2021
The Irish Consulate in Chicago hosts ‘Taking Climate Action from Local to Global.

Our 'Taking Climate Action' webinar is under an hour of three knowledgeable speakers talking about the fight against climate change, from diverse areas brought together with light laughs as Maeve Higgins (Mothers of Invention Podcast) moderated. Thank you so much for insights into what's happening locally in Chicago, Commissioner Bridget Degnen; the work Concern Worldwide US is doing in Malawi Yousaf Jogezai where the climate change impact is so drastic after Cyclone Idai; and the work of Ireland's Embassy in Tanzania, Ambassador Mary O'Neill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEzMNNfRzHw
https://www.facebook.com/MothersInvent

Maeve Higgins, Comedian, Writer and co-creator of ‘Mothers of Invention’ podcast moderates an event with guest speakers Commissioner Bridget Degnen from Chic...

June 18th @ 7pm, Consul General Kevin Byrne will introduce the Celtic Junction Social Justice Seminar: Dr. Tes Slominski...
06/16/2021
Trad Nation: an Author Talk and Panel Discussion with LGBTQ Musicians and Dancers

June 18th @ 7pm, Consul General Kevin Byrne will introduce the Celtic Junction Social Justice Seminar: Dr. Tes Slominski will talk about her new book Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music followed by a panel discussion with LGBTQ musicians and dancers from across the US Irish trad community. Panelist information and to register please click here. Celtic Junction Arts Center Irish Community Services - Midwest https://celticjunction.org/event/trad-nation-seminar/

We'll discuss Trad Nation, the groundbreaking book with the author, and LGBTQ musicians and dancers from across the US Irish trad community.

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The Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago provides consular services such as applying for Irish passports and visas to visit Ireland. It is a source of information on the economic, political and cultural links between Ireland and the United States. The Consulate General in Chicago covers the Midwest 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.

We also process passports and visas for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas.

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