Friday, March 10, 2006

The Irish American Heritage Center

If you enjoy Irish culture, then you may want to plan a visit to the Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC). The IAHC is on the northwest side of Chicago, less than 8 miles from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
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The heritage center has a library which is open to the public. The hours are Monday-Thursday 4-8:00 p.m., Friday 1-4:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday 1-4:00 p.m. The holdings include items of genealogical and historical interest, Irish literature, Irish-American newspapers and periodicals as well as a facsimile edition of the Book of Kells, the world’s most famous illuminated manuscript, which has been called “the work of angels.”

The IAHC has many ongoing programs, including concerts, a theatre group, art exhibits and music lessons. The IAHC museum is open by appointment only.

Looking for a fun way to spend Saturday night after the NGS conference? How about visiting the IAHC’s The Fifth Province pub? It is open 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. and pub food is served from 6-10:00 p.m. Live Irish music begins at 9:00 p.m. There is no cover charge and plenty of free parking.

For additional information, see their website at or call the IAHC at 773-282-7035.


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