Ireland On Parade - Multi-Day St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Gaelic Park is proud to host our Ireland on Parade, now a multi-generational tradition that begin at Gaelic Park in 1992. Also known as, “Irish Week”, Ireland on Parade is part of the 8-day celebration at Gaelic Park in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick. Admission is free.
In addition to the wonderful dance school performances each night, Ireland on Parade will include exhibitions of both Ceili and Set dancing. Music is provided by The Irish Musicians Association, an organizations which consists of local artists who are dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Irish music.
Doors open each evening at 5:30pm with the dance shows as scheduled below. With Martin Fahey as M.C. and music by The Irish Musicians & Sean O’Donnell.
Friday, March 8th
6:30pm Show by Garrity Music School Dance
7:00pm Show by Trinity Irish Dancers
7:30pm Show by Lavin Cassidy School of Irish Dance
Tuesday, March 12th
6:30pm Show by Gaelic Park Ceili Dancers
7:00pm Show by McNamara School of Irish Dancing
7:30pm Show by Sullivan School of Irish Dance
8:00pm Show by Mullane, Healy, Godley School of Irish Dancing
Wednesday, March 13th
7:00pm Show by Weber School of Dancing
7:30pm Show by Geraldine Foy School of Irish Dance
8:00pm Show by McCormack/Fay School of Irish Dancing
Thursday, March 14th
6:30pm Show by Gaelic Park Set Dancers
7:00pm Show by Blackbird School of Irish Dance
7:30pm Show by Tooromeen School of Irish Dancing
8:00pm Irish Music Session w/Pat Finnegan & Friends
Friday, March 15th
7:00pm Show by Mulhern School of Irish Dancing
7:30pm Show by Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing
And of course, what's St. Patrick's Day without a few of those parades!
Complete participation details for the following parades will be posted as soon as they are finalized. Please stop back.
Oak Forest Parade
Saturday, March 9th, kickoff at 11am
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The Chicago Gaelic Park's Annual Scholarship Essay Contest is open to all students in good standing. Winners will be notified on March 17th and will have their awards presented at the Sunday Celtic Supper on March 24th.