Irish Dancing & Irish Music Lessons

Have fun and stay connected to your Irish roots at the same time! Gaelic Park offers Irish dancing lessons (Ceili dancing, Set dancing & Irish step dancing – yes we like to dance!) and Irish music lessons.

Dancing Lessons

Learn Irish Step Dancing, Set Dancing and Ceili Dancing at Gaelic Park. Dance Classes offered throughout the week

Irish Music Lessons

Music lessons for children are offered by Devon Shepherd School of Music at Gaelic Park on Saturday mornings (tel (773) 612-8066). On Thursday’s Jackie Moran gives instruction in a variety of instruments. Telephone (773) 562-3150

Irish Cultural Camp

The Cultural Camp is held every year during the month of August. It offers children aged 5-12 the opportunity to learn about Irish traditions and history. Workshops are offered in Irish dance, drama, language, crafts, music, sport and art. 

Chicago GAA at Gaelic Park

GAA Telecast at Gaelic Park

Gaelic games are the traditional sports played in Ireland. The two main Gaelic games are Gaelic Football & Hurling and both are played at Gaelic Park from the first Sunday in June until mid August.

Live telecasts of all the big GAA Games from Ireland are broadcast April – September. Come watch the best hurlers and footballers in action on the big screen.

Chicago Gaelic Park Queen

Chicago Gaelic Park elects a new Queen and a runner-up every year.  The newly crowned Queen enjoys participating in ceremonies, contests, Irish Fest and many activities. She also participates in the many St. Patrick’s Day Parades. Prizes to the newly crowned queen include a $1,000 travel voucher among many others. The newly elected runner-up will also participate in the activities and receive many prizes. All single girls of Irish heritage, aged 18-29 (up to June 15th) are invited to enter with a registration fee of $10.

Our Lady of Knock

Chicago Gaelic Park commemorates the Feast of Our Lady of Knock annually on the third Monday of August with benediction, rosary, hymns sung by the Gaelic Park Choir and a procession to the beautiful grotto. Refreshments are hosted by the Gaelic Park Ladies Auxiliary following the ceremony.

The miracle of Our Lady of Knock began on a rainy evening in August 1879, when fifteen witnesses saw a bright light shine over Knock Parish Church. The apparition included the Blessed Virgin Mary along with Saints Joseph and John. Miracles began days after and, following that, pilgrimages to the shrine became an every day event.

Gaelic Park Community

Gaelic Park Players

The mission of the Gaelic Park Players is to promote, foster and develop Irish Theater.

Our purpose in coming together to stage a play is to enrich social life, energize debate, encourage creativity and stimulate cultural cohesiveness within our community at Gaelic Park and within communities far and wide where the Irish dramatic tradition is revered, and ’tis great craic!

Gaelic Park Choir

The Gaelic Park Choir performs at monthly Masses and Our Lady of Knock celebration

Gaelic Park Ladies Auxiliary

Meetings on the Second Wednesday of the Month September thru May at 7:30pm. Members volunteer their time to help with various activities and occasions held at Gaelic Park throughout the year.