Chicago's Gaelic Park
COMING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!! GAELIC PARK'S IRISH FEST-they now have a dedicated website for the festival- www.gaelicparkirishfest.org . Visit the site to purchase advance tickets, take a look at the history of The Fest, and see who is performing this year.
Chicago Gaelic Park was established over 25 years ago with the purpose of promoting and fostering of Irish culture, music and sports within the Irish & Irish-American community. With tremendous grassroots support, it has exceeded all expectations and continues to grow.
This fifty acre site is bustling with activities seven-days-a-week and contains:
The park hosts many wonderful Irish cultural, athletic, and social activities
throughout the year. Some of the most prominent would be:
football & hurling games during the Summer months, on our nicely manicured pitch out back
several theatre performances throughout the year, hosted by our nationally recognized Gaelic Park Players Theatre Troupe
Irish Set & Ceili dance classes, run publicly by Gaelic Park for adults and privately for kids by several different dance schools
a monthly mass & Irish breakfast, on the second Sunday of each month, November through May
our Sunday Celtic supper, complete with a terrific hot buffet and live entertainment, every Sunday, between November and Mother's Day
our very own Gaelic Park Queen Contest, held each March
a wonderful opportunity for student creativity in our Student Cultural Scholarship Contest hosted each spring
lessons and sessions hosted by the Irish Music School of Chicago
our own radio show, hosted from Gaelic Park every Sunday evening
a collection of hand-crafted Irish County Benches
And of course, we could not forget to mention our special annual events:
Finally, we would be remiss if we did not thank our promotional partners who help "get the word out".
The Irish American News Publication
The Southtown Star newspaper
All the Irish radio shows who are kind enough to provide our
representives time on your shows.
WTTW-Channel 11, with their teriffic Irish Chicago production
and to all those that have not been specifically mentioned, but
do indeed garner our appreciation and gratitude. Thank You All!
With so much going on, it is hard to keep things straight so you can find these and many, many more events and activities on our Calendar of Events.
The Carraig Pub is a great place to entertain friends, enjoy a game, or keep the wedding going for a few extra hours.
Chicago Gaelic Park is pleased to offer you the finest in food, amenities and service. Our knowledgeable and professional banquet coordinators are delighted to create an experience, that is, truly special and memorable.
We understand that you are looking for your wedding dreams to be transformed into reality and become memories that last a lifetime. With three unique ballrooms, outdoor patio area, a pergola and water fall area to choose from, Gaelic Park is the perfect venue for all styles of weddings and receptions. To ensure an unforgettable experience, it all starts with the details. At Gaelic Park, our professional and knowledgeable staff keeps everything in mind when helping plan your party.
Easy to find and conveniently located, Gaelic Park is a short distance drive from the I-80 expressway and I-294 tollway, located in Oak Forest on 147th Street, between Central and Ridgeland. Extensive car parking is available.