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Welcome to Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest

This is our 32nd Year hosting Chicago Gaelic Park’s Irish Festival which has been an anxiously awaited event on Memorial Day Weekend for over the last twenty five years. The reasons people look so forward to this event are as varied as the participants it attracts. For some folks Gaelic Park’s festival is the harbinger of the spring and summer festival and outdoor activity season. Just as Memorial Day Weekend is the first major holiday of the summer, Irish festival is the first major festival. After being cooped up all winter, the idea of enjoying great entertainment, delicious food and satisfying refreshment, in an outdoor setting is extremely attractive. The numerous exhibits, including a petting zoo, Irish horse exhibition and sports contests are a refreshing change from the winter hibernation. For other people, Gaelic Park Irish Festival is a great value for family entertainment.

Come out and Enjoy the FUN!!!!

All new members and renewals from May 2nd to May 28th (last Day of Fest) are eligible for $300.00 Cash Prize drawn at Fest 

Membership

Chicago Gaelic ParkChicago Gaelic Park, the fifty three acre Irish cultural, heritage and athletic facility, was once a dream and is now a reality. The sprawling complex contains a sports playing field, locker rooms and 3 banquet halls and a Traditional Irish Pub. Virtually all of the labor used to build and maintain Gaelic Park was donated by Irish tradesmen. The materials were donated or sold at cost by local suppliers.

Today Gaelic Park is home for the local Gaelic Athletic Association. The center is also used to bring Irish entertainment to the area and is available for use by Irish organizations and local community groups. Gaelic Park is now well known for the beautiful weddings and Dinner Dances held there, and a Ladies Auxiliary is also a part of our organization. Step dancing classes are held weekly, and an annual Feis is held yearly at Gaelic Park. The Feis hosts competitive dancing from areas throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is now the largest Feis in North America. A monthly Mass and Irish breakfast is held the second Sunday of each month, October thru May. A weekly radio program is also part of our program each Sunday evening. Our Irish Festival is held each Memorial Day Weekend for four days.

Due to the high interest expressed by many people in becoming a part of Gaelic Park, it was decided to expand our membership. The minimum annual contribution to become a member is Thirty ($30.00) Dollars. Membership for married couples is now available at $50 per couple. In return for this donation, you will receive and identification card, mailings regarding all events sponsored by Gaelic Park, A subscription to “The Irish American News” Paper and other important information. A person who is a member for 3 consecutive years will be entitled to run for office as a Director. You will also be allowed to vote in our annual election, beginning with the first year of your membership. Your membership will run from June 1st to May 31st each year.

To become a member of Gaelic Park, you may apply online or download a form for mail-in or drop off.

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This section is under construction. We are constantly updating and will have information posted here as soon as it is available.

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2017 Ad Order Form

Please print this page, enter information and mail to:

  • Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
  • 6119 W. 147th St.
  • Oak Forest, IL  60452

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