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Authors 2015

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iBAM! Chicago Exclusives

Gala Awards Dinner

Friday October 9, 2015

Celebrate the outstanding contributions of the Irish each year, the iBAM! Gala Awards Dinner will open with a Cocktail Party at 7pm in the beautiful Erin Ballroom at the Irish American Heritage Center.


2015 Poetry Contest


Any type or length of poem is admissible.

Poems must be about Ireland, Irish diaspora, or The Troubles.


Sharon Shannon and High Kings at iBAM!

Sharon Shannon October 10
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High Kings October 11
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To say that Sharon Shannon is popular is a bit of an understatement! As of August, 2015 Sharon had an enviable 47,542 followers on Facebook!


iBAM! Chicago 2015

iBAM! 2015 Presents the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising, a comprehensive weekend of Celtic culture in all its flavors and variations.


Martin Hogan Remembered

Prior to iBAMChicago2015 officially opening at the Irish American Heritage Center on Saturday at noon, Fenian Martin Hogan who was rescued by Fenians almost seven years after he was jailed in Australia will be remembered and a headstone will be placed at his gravesite in Mount Olivett Cemetery, 2755 W 111th St. Chicago IL 60655. Martin was a Chicago resident until his death in 1901.


Irish Card Game 25

Deck of cards
Pad of paper
Two to ten players (best with five or more)


2015 iBAM! Award for Literature: Desmond Egan

Poet Desmond Egan, Poetry, Poems

Desmond Egan, Irish poet,has a wide range of poetry and prose publications as well as translations and books of prose. His PEACE poem,was translated into hundreds of languages as part of a milennium celebration.


Irish Chef Darina Allen

Darina Allen, Ireland's Premiere Chef will be Honored during iBAM Chicago 2015!


The Signatories 1916 Music in History

A special concert of story and song featuring the Signatories of the 1916 proclamation, will occur October 10th and October 11th, (times to be determined) presented by Pat Waters. www.1916signatories.com



Media Downloads

Help yourself to any of our media for iBAMChicago2015!

Gala Poster, Logo, Gala Invite and Information Cards, Chef Poster, Overall Program Poster, Highlights Flyer



Film: A Terrible Beauty

The film, A Terrible Beauty will be shown in its entirety (90 minutes) Saturday at 4:30 in room 309 and again on Sunday at 3:00 in room 309.

A Terrible Beauty is a unique film that offers a fresh approach to the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. It tells the little-known stories of the ordinary Irish Volunteer, British Soldier and innocent civilian caught up in the fighting.


iBAM! Exhibits

Labor and Dignity: James Connolly in America

James Connolly, one of Ireland’s national icons, spent considerable time in the United States, where he was involved in the labor movement.


Review of iBAM! by Lawrence McCullough

Here is a link to a review of iBAMChicago2011

By Dr. Larry McCullough (pictured)

We hope the same holds true today!

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