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**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 M

id-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

Some meet us at the Kerry event at 11 am tomorrow (limited seating please RSVP to Eibhlis Maher of Failte Ireland check ...
12/02/2023

Some meet us at the Kerry event at 11 am tomorrow (limited seating please RSVP to Eibhlis Maher of Failte Ireland check our newsletter for details). And visit over 70 vendors to buy those Christmas gifts early!

Check out our newsletter for the many events coming your way this holiday season, and to read about IBAMChicago and othe...
12/01/2023

Check out our newsletter for the many events coming your way this holiday season, and to read about IBAMChicago and other activities the Midwest US during Nov.
https://mailchi.mp/dfa/december2023irishconsulatenews
Connect with new and old Irish/Irish-American/Irish-interested friends over culture from film to music to literature and more. Irish American Heritage Center Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Chicago Cork Association DePaul University Irish Studies Program Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Community Services - Midwest The Ireland Network - Chicago

Join Failte Ireland, CG Kevin Byrne and Kerry County Council on Sunday at 11 am Irish American Heritage Center for a pre...
12/01/2023

Join Failte Ireland, CG Kevin Byrne and Kerry County Council on Sunday at 11 am Irish American Heritage Center for a presentation on visiting Kerry in 2024!

Launched in 2018, the Global Irish Festival Series offers a truly unique opportunity for the thousands of Irish people around the world to reconnect with Ireland and, particularly, their counties of affiliation.

Both Kerry and Mayo have been selected as the two counties for the Global Irish Festivals Series 2024.

Join the international launch this Sunday, December 3rd in the The Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago at 11.00am to 12.30pm of the Kerry Global Irish Festivals Series 2024, also known as An Turas Mór | Homecoming Kerry.

Delighted to be on the host committee for this inaugural event Irish American Partnership. Please support if you are abl...
12/01/2023

Delighted to be on the host committee for this inaugural event Irish American Partnership. Please support if you are able.

To celebrate Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) the Irish American Partnership honors Irish and Irish-American female leaders and the positive impact they have worldwide.

On January 11th, we will be privileged to welcome our Chicago Honoree - the 7th President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders, and former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, Mary Robinson.

In a fireside conversation with Editor-In-Chief of Conde Nast’s Glamour Samantha Barry, President Robinson will reflect on her illustrious and remarkable career.

Register now: https://bit.ly/4a1ip7N



Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago Glamour The Elders The Mary Robinson Centre The Ireland Network - Chicago

Join us in dropping off to the Irish American Heritage Center today. Thanks to Paul and the team for the leadership for ...
11/30/2023

Join us in dropping off to the Irish American Heritage Center today. Thanks to Paul and the team for the leadership for all communities Irish Community Services - Midwest

Today! Please drop your donations by if you can!
11/28/2023

Today! Please drop your donations by if you can!

As we start the holiday season, we are thankful to have you all as partners and friends. The Irish Consulate here in the...
11/23/2023

As we start the holiday season, we are thankful to have you all as partners and friends. The Irish Consulate here in the Midwest is fortunate to have such a vibrant community. So thank you for all you do to keep Irish culture thriving. Have a wonderful holiday with your families and loved ones. - Consulate Team.

One of our favourite events of the year! Support Irish Community Services - Midwest while testing your knowledge on rand...
11/20/2023

One of our favourite events of the year! Support Irish Community Services - Midwest while testing your knowledge on random trivia for fun!! :-) Chicago Cork Association Chicago Gaelic Park The Ireland Network - Chicago Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA DePaul University Irish Studies Program Mayo Association Chicago

Get your Irish Christmas off to a great start at the Big Irish Christmas Pub Quiz at the Galway Arms! Test your festive AND Irish knowledge to see if you can take home the grand prize!
Doors: 6.30 pm Quiz: 7 pm
Teams can have up to 5 members
TICKETS: https://ow.ly/ujiL50Q901y

A packed weekend at Irish American Heritage Center Chicago. Thanks to all who came out for talks, panels, book signings ...
11/20/2023

A packed weekend at Irish American Heritage Center Chicago. Thanks to all who came out for talks, panels, book signings and more. A great privilege to have Colm Toíbín, Eileen Dunne and Mary Pat Kelly speak, and to watch Róisín O’Farrell create a beautiful oil painting. Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Róisín O'Farrell - Artist The Ireland Network - Chicago Irish Community Services - Midwest IBAMChicago

This weekend is on our mind! See you there!
11/17/2023

This weekend is on our mind! See you there!

Going home for the holidays? If you only hold an Irish passport, please check it has not expired! If you are a dual Iris...
11/17/2023

Going home for the holidays? If you only hold an Irish passport, please check it has not expired! If you are a dual Irish/US citizen, remember you must travel in and out of the US on your US passport. You can enter Ireland on your Irish passport. Questions? Visit the Webchat on the www.dfa.ie/chicago website!

Planning a winter break?

Ensure your passport is in date before booking flights. The fastest and most convenient way to apply is online.

Learn more at: https://www.dfa.ie/passports/how-to-apply-for-a-passport/

Tomorrow! CG Kevin Byrne’s talks are informative and deeply engaging. Q&A afterwards. Stay for art exhibit by Róisín O'F...
11/17/2023

Tomorrow! CG Kevin Byrne’s talks are informative and deeply engaging. Q&A afterwards. Stay for art exhibit by Róisín O'Farrell - Artist and so much more. All welcome! The Ireland Network - Chicago Irish American Heritage Center Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

Join us at the Irish American Heritage center, Chicago on Saturday! Bring your questions, enjoy the cultural experiences...
11/14/2023

Join us at the Irish American Heritage center, Chicago on Saturday! Bring your questions, enjoy the cultural experiences of iBAM! View exhibitions and hear Consul General Byrne speak on the Good Friday Agreement at 2.15pm. Irish American Heritage Center The Ireland Network - Chicago

We can't say enough good things about IBAMChicagothis year! Dr. Mary McCain moderates a talk on Literature & Culture in ...
11/13/2023

We can't say enough good things about IBAMChicagothis year! Dr. Mary McCain moderates a talk on Literature & Culture in 21st Century Ireland with Colm Toíbín, Eileen Dunne & Dr. Mary Pat Kelly. Nov 19 at 12:15 pm - book signing/ 1 pm panel talk. Please register! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/literature-and-culture-in-21st-century-ireland-tickets-753324101667?aff=oddtdtcreator
Irish American Heritage Center Chicago Gaelic Park Chicago Cork Association Celtic MKE DePaul University Irish Studies Program Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Na Gaeil Gaeilago Irish Language on the South Side of Chicago West Suburban Irish IBAMChicago

Award winning author Colm Tóibín joins the 2023 iBAM! panel on Literature and Culture in 21st-Century Ireland Sunday, November 19.

Full steam ahead for next weekend’s iBAM! Festival at the Irish American Heritage Center. So many great reasons to atten...
11/11/2023

Full steam ahead for next weekend’s iBAM! Festival at the Irish American Heritage Center. So many great reasons to attend not least of which meeting Colm Toibin and newsreader Eileen Dunne. Please save time Nov 18/19 for an immersive Irish culture experience!

“What she loved most about America, Eilis thought on these mornings, was how the heating was kept on all night.” Saoirse Ronan played Eilis in the film of this wonderful book Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. He's the well-deserved Literature Honoree at this year's IBAM Gala dinner, Saturday November 18. Tix: https://bit.ly/47oHQxX

Huge 🙏to our panelists Alison Millar Erica Starling Productions Ltd and Martha Irvine AP & moderator Dr Mary McCain & gu...
11/10/2023

Huge 🙏to our panelists Alison Millar Erica Starling Productions Ltd and Martha Irvine AP & moderator Dr Mary McCain & guests who showed up last night for screening of documentary at DePaul University Irish Studies Program Chicago, on the same evening it won The Grierson Trust Award for Best Single Documentary (domestic) in London. Congratulations to Erica Starling Productions on this extraordinary achievement and for this substantive and beautiful work which carries Lyra's voice on for decades to come. Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Culture Ireland Chicago Irish Film Festival

Meet Padraig this Saturday!
11/09/2023

Meet Padraig this Saturday!

Meet the new Irish Vice Consul at our next Saturday Social at the Irish American Heritage Center on Saturday 11th November!

We have just heard that Director/ Producer Alison Millar is joining us on Thursday at Depaul University for her incredib...
11/08/2023

We have just heard that Director/ Producer Alison Millar is joining us on Thursday at Depaul University for her incredible documentary on the life of Lyra McKee. Please join us for a powerful evening of Irish history with its sorrows and successes throughout the process of peace and reconciliation. We will hear about the bravery of journalists who work in regions of conflict and insights into documentary making Columbia College Chicago Roosevelt University Chicago Reader Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times World Business Chicago Chicago Council on Global Affairs Chicago Irish Film Festival Chicago Gaelic Park WGN TV Brónagh Tumulty

Nov 9 - Please join us in welcoming journalist Martha Irvine AP to post show discussion of Channel 4 exclusive documentary about brave Irish journalist LYRA McKee which screens on Thursday next Nov 9th at 6:30 pm at DePaul University Irish Studies Program 1 East Jackson, . Pre show reception at 6 pm 11th Floor. Screening on 8th Floor.
Martha Irvine is the faculty adviser for The DePaulia, an award-winning online news site and student newspaper operating in tandem with the Spanish-language La DePaulia. She teaches courses in news writing and multimedia. Professor Irvine started with The Associated Press in 1995 and continues as a part-time member of its Global Enterprise Team. Among the awards she has received is the Studs Terkel Award, given to journalists who go beyond official sources to tell the stories of everyday people. Her stories — told in print, video, and photos — have dealt with a broad range of topics, from poverty, education, and climate change to high-tech trends. Free event. Please register https://screeninglyradocumentary.eventbrite.ie/

Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA DePaul University Irish Studies Program Depaul University Chicago Cork AssociationAmerican Writers Museum Mayo Association Chicago Celtic MKE Chicagoreader.comColumbia College Chicago Roosevelt University Chicago Gaelic Park Gaeilago Irish Language on the South Side of Chicago West Suburban Irish

Please join the Consulate for Irish film screenings, a books, music and arts celebration with Colm Toíbín and more! All ...
11/06/2023

Please join the Consulate for Irish film screenings, a books, music and arts celebration with Colm Toíbín and more! All listed in our latest newsletter https://mailchi.mp/dfa/november2023irishconsulatenews
Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Irish American Heritage Center Celtic Junction Arts Center Celtic MKE Chicago Gaelic Park Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit

Nov 9 - Please join us in welcoming journalist Martha Irvine AP to post show discussion of Channel 4 exclusive documenta...
11/04/2023

Nov 9 - Please join us in welcoming journalist Martha Irvine AP to post show discussion of Channel 4 exclusive documentary about brave Irish journalist LYRA McKee which screens on Thursday next Nov 9th at 6:30 pm at DePaul University Irish Studies Program 1 East Jackson, . Pre show reception at 6 pm 11th Floor. Screening on 8th Floor.
Martha Irvine is the faculty adviser for The DePaulia, an award-winning online news site and student newspaper operating in tandem with the Spanish-language La DePaulia. She teaches courses in news writing and multimedia. Professor Irvine started with The Associated Press in 1995 and continues as a part-time member of its Global Enterprise Team. Among the awards she has received is the Studs Terkel Award, given to journalists who go beyond official sources to tell the stories of everyday people. Her stories — told in print, video, and photos — have dealt with a broad range of topics, from poverty, education, and climate change to high-tech trends. Free event. Please register https://screeninglyradocumentary.eventbrite.ie/

Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA DePaul University Irish Studies Program Depaul University Chicago Cork AssociationAmerican Writers Museum Mayo Association Chicago Celtic MKE Chicagoreader.comColumbia College Chicago Roosevelt University Chicago Gaelic Park Gaeilago Irish Language on the South Side of Chicago West Suburban Irish

Sunday at 3pm!
11/04/2023

Sunday at 3pm!

11/03/2023

Please join us in welcoming journalist Martha Irvine AP to post show discussion of Channel 4 exclusive documentary about brave Irish journalist LYRA McKee which screens on Thursday next Nov 9th at 6:30 pm at DePaul University Irish Studies Program 1 East Jackson, . Pre show reception at 6 pm 11th Floor. Screening on 8th Floor.
Martha Irvine is the faculty adviser for The DePaulia, an award-winning online news site and student newspaper operating in tandem with the Spanish-language La DePaulia. She teaches courses in news writing and multimedia. Professor Irvine started with The Associated Press in 1995 and continues as a part-time member of its Global Enterprise Team. Among the awards she has received is the Studs Terkel Award, given to journalists who go beyond official sources to tell the stories of everyday people. Her stories — told in print, video, and photos — have dealt with a broad range of topics, from poverty, education, and climate change to high-tech trends. Free event. Please register
www.screeningLyraDocumentary.eventbrite.ie
Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Celtic MKE Columbia College Chicago Chicago Cork Association Mayo Association Chicago American Writers Museum Chicagoreader.com

Have you heard of Fear Gorta, a Puca, Kasa-obake? Find out about mythical creatures from Irish and Japanese folklore tom...
10/27/2023

Have you heard of Fear Gorta, a Puca, Kasa-obake? Find out about mythical creatures from Irish and Japanese folklore tomorrow (Sat 28th at 4pm) at this beautiful addition to your Halloween weekend, particularly for young adults! And that includes you! Register below. American Writers Museum JET (Japanese Exchange & Teaching) Program Columbia College Chicago Roosevelt University

Meet Author Clara Kumagai who will talk about Irish & Japanese Myths, Legends & Folklore and debut novel 'Catfish Rolling'.

Halloween starts tonight at Chicago Gaelic Park!
10/27/2023

Halloween starts tonight at Chicago Gaelic Park!

Last chance to get your tickets before Myles McVeigh & The Hoyle Brothers before tomorrow's barn dance! It'll be a great night of fun to kick off Halloweekend.

Halloween costumes or Western wear highly encouraged as the 2 best dressed attendees will each be awarded a Win A Chicago Home Raffle ticket!

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3F0fXA9

10/27/2023
So wonderful to see our US Irish festival partners enjoying their time in Ireland in our sister city of   Michigan Irish...
10/27/2023

So wonderful to see our US Irish festival partners enjoying their time in Ireland in our sister city of Michigan Irish Music Festival Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest Irish Fest of the Fox Cities Milwaukee Irish Fest Irish Fair of Minnesota Iowa Irish Fest Irishfest La Crosse West Suburban Irish

Please register for this lovely event on Saturday afternoon at the American Writers Museum 180 N. Michigan Ave at 4pm, w...
10/24/2023

Please register for this lovely event on Saturday afternoon at the American Writers Museum 180 N. Michigan Ave at 4pm, with introduction by Consul General Kevin Byrne https://mythslegendsfolklorewithClaraKumagai.eventbrite.ie Bill Conway Japan Culture Club of Chicago Chicago Cork Association Chicago Sister Cities International JET (Japanese Exchange & Teaching) Program

Meet Author Clara Kumagai who will talk about Irish & Japanese Myths, Legends & Folklore and debut novel 'Catfish Rolling'.

It doesn’t get more Christmas-y than this! And yes it is Twink’s daughter for those who remember! Dec 21st at the Herita...
10/21/2023

It doesn’t get more Christmas-y than this! And yes it is Twink’s daughter for those who remember! Dec 21st at the Heritage Irish American Heritage Center

Singer Chloë Agnew, an original member of the internationally acclaimed music group "Celtic Woman," brings her live Christmas show "A Chloë Christmas" to the Mayfair Theatre at the Irish American Heritage Center on December 21st. Backed by her amazing band, A Chloë Christmas is a wonderful blend ...

iBAM will be busy this year, get there early on Sunday Nov 19th for this wonderful opportunity! American Writers Museum ...
10/20/2023

iBAM will be busy this year, get there early on Sunday Nov 19th for this wonderful opportunity! American Writers Museum Newberry Library Harold Washington Library Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Celtic MKE Chicago Cork Association

We are so excited to welcome author Colm Tóibín to the Irish American Heritage Center on November 19 as part of IBAMChicago!

He will be signing books starting at 12:15 before he participates in a panel discussion about Literature and Culture in 21st-century Ireland with Eileen Dunne and Dr. Mary Pat Kelly.

Tóibín is the author of ten novels, with "Brooklyn" being his best-known work here in the United States. "Brooklyn" was made into a multi-Academy Award-nominated film starring Saoirse Ronan. He has also been nominated for and won several literary awards.

This event is free and is likely to draw a large crowd so arrive early!

Save next Sunday morning for some community fun with Irish Community Services - Midwest and the Consulate General of Ire...
10/20/2023

Save next Sunday morning for some community fun with Irish Community Services - Midwest and the Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center. Irish Halloween traditions, treats and games will be played fun for all the family!!

To celebrate the original Irish holiday—Halloween—Irish Community Services is teaming up with the Irish Consulate and the Irish American Heritage Center to host the Halloween Hooley on Sunday, 29th of October, between 10 AM and 12 PM at the Irish American Heritage Center. Small children and their caregivers are invited to join a morning of trick-or-treating and spooky games. Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago Irish American Heritage Center

A pleasure to introduce Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment to EI and IDA business partner...
10/18/2023

A pleasure to introduce Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment to EI and IDA business partners in Chicago during trade mission across and a special introduction to President of Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle. Good discussion around the strong economic, political, and cultural links between Ireland and Illinois, as well as Cook County's Sister County Agreement with County Cork Chicago Cork Association Cook County Government Cork County Council

A lovely invitation from iBAM honoree Róisín O'Farrell - Artist Another great reason to mark your calendars for Nov 18/1...
10/18/2023

A lovely invitation from iBAM honoree Róisín O'Farrell - Artist Another great reason to mark your calendars for Nov 18/19 at the Irish American Heritage Center Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

I'm thrilled to share some incredibly exciting news with you today!

A call out of the blue!

A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, I got a call informing me that Ken Buckley, from The Gallery Kinsale, had nominated me for a prestigious award and that I'd been named the 2023 Visual Artist of the Year!

A non-profit organisation dedicated to celebrating Irish Books, Arts, and Music since 2009. Previous winners include Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Colin Davidson.

A ‘Guna’ will be required.
To make things even more thrilling, IBAM is flying me out to Chicago to receive the award at a spectacular Gala Awards Ceremony. It's a black-tie affair, so my first mission is to find the perfect "Guna", Irish for Dress. 🙂

A weekend programme
The festivities for the IBAMChicago celebration will span the weekend, showcasing my work, and I'll be giving a live painting demo. In addition, the weekend promises live music; author talks, and various other events. You can find more details at www.ibamchicago.com.

In good company
I think I'm most excited just to be mentioned in the same breath as the other prestigious winners of this award. Such as this year, among others, Colm Tóbín for Literature and Eileen Dunne for Broadcasting.

Previous winners include
Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Rae.
Sharon Shannon, Maura O'Connell, Daniel O'Donnell,
Colum McCann, Marian Keyes, and
Colin Davidson, Jim Fitzpatrick, Robert Ballagh.

I have a mad idea.
Ron is flying in from Ethiopia to be my man in black tie and to support me on the night. But here's a thought - would you consider joining me on this magical night? I'm serious! What fun!

Of course, you will not likely be able to, but.. if you happen to be within reach of Chicago and fancy the idea, I'd be absolutely delighted to have you there to share in this special occasion.

Why not!

The iBAM! 2023 Awards Gala Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 18
Tickets for non-club members start at USD 175 each—tickets from www.ibamchicago.com.

And if you find yourself unable to be in Chicago on the night. Don't worry a bit. We'll make sure to take lots of photos, and I'll tell you all the stories when I get back.

Ró xx

Tomorrow, via Zoom! From Celtic Junction Arts Center
10/17/2023

Tomorrow, via Zoom! From Celtic Junction Arts Center

10/17/2023

To celebrate the original Irish holiday—Halloween—Irish Community Services is teaming up with the Irish Consulate and the Irish American Heritage Center to host the Halloween Hooley on Sunday, 29th of October, between 10 AM and 12 PM at the Irish American Heritage Center. Small children and their caregivers are invited to join a morning of trick-or-treating and spooky games. Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago Irish American Heritage Center

So excited this will be coming to Midwest USA next week! Well worth a visit to University of Michigan - opening night on...
10/14/2023

So excited this will be coming to Midwest USA next week! Well worth a visit to University of Michigan - opening night on Wednesday Oct 18th Michigan Irish Music Festival Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit

🏆 Best Director Garry Hynes 🏆
The UK Theatre Awards honored the powerhouse director for her incredible work on Druid theatre company's Dublin Trilogy.

Experience these award-winning productions in Ann Arbor, Oct 18-21 → ums.org/druid

We are delighted to partner with the American Writers Museum to bring you a talk by Irish/Japanese author Clara Kumagai ...
10/12/2023

We are delighted to partner with the American Writers Museum to bring you a talk by Irish/Japanese author Clara Kumagai on 'Myths, Legends & Folklore' on Saturday October 28th at 4 pm. Clara will talk about growing up in Ireland as well as her debut novel set in Japan 'Catfish Rolling'. Please register to join us for this event: https://mythslegendsfolklorewithClaraKumagai.eventbrite.ie
American Writers Museum Clara Kiyoko Kumagai https://www.facebook.com/jic.chicago/

Our newsletter this month is packed with a long list of up coming Cultural Events. Please join us for one or more! Espec...
10/06/2023

Our newsletter this month is packed with a long list of up coming Cultural Events. Please join us for one or more! Especially two exciting Samhain events, and two film screenings this Fall. More information here https://mailchi.mp/dfa/october2023irishconsulatenews

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