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.
Sharon Shannon October 10 Order Tickets Here! High Kings October 11 Order Tickets Here! 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!
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.
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.
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
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.