Chicago Irish Festival 2018


Chicago July 2018

Peadar and Matt at Tir na nÓg


Farewell to Carlingford

Into the Mystic

Listen to the Music

Sally MacLennane

Let the People Sing

The Ballad of Sean McLoughlin


During the Easter Rising, James Connolly sustained an injury that confined him to a stretcher for the last few days of the fight. After the evacuation of the GPO, the GPO garrison found themselves trapped in the lanes between Henry Street and Moore Street. 20 year old Sean McLoughlin had performed bravely throughout the week, and it was here in Henry Place that Connolly and MacDiarmada gave control to the young man. After restoring order within the GPO garrison and successfully shepherding them to the house on Moore Street, HQ staff On Friday evening HQ staff—including Pearse, Connolly, MacDiarmada, Clarke, Plunkett and Harry Boland—met. MacDiarmada proposed that McLoughlin be given the military command. Connolly seconded this and insisted that McLoughlin hold his rank of commandant-general. At 20 years of age Sean McLoughlin now held the rank of Commandant-General of the Army of the Irish Republic. Music and Lyrics by Peadar Hickey Uileann Pipes Ivan Goff

Big hype ahead of the boys trip to the Irish American Heritage Festival July 6th and 7th 2018

Down Among the Bushes of Jerusalem