We've Always been

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Sidebar

18
Mon, Feb

Tools
Typography

Best Selling Author Mary Pat Kelly Here March 1 thru March 10

Mary Pat Kelly’s deep knowledge of all things Irish informs her books, films and academic work. Her celebrated historical fiction series, the bestseller Galway Bay, Of Irish Blood and now Irish Above All tells the Irish American story through her own family’s saga. A great-great grandmother escapes with her children from the Great Starvation and against all odds her grandson becomes Mayor of Chicago.

As a filmmaker her credits include Proud starring Ossie Davis and Stephen Rea, three award-winning PBS documentaries, and work in television for Good Morning America and Saturday Night Live. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Abby’s Song (now an animated film Shirah of Bethlehem). A graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Kelly received her PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Named by Irish America Magazine as one of the Top-100 Irish Americans, Global Irish and Power Women, she is president of Irish American Writers & Artists. Mary Pat was born and raised in Chicago and lives in New York with her husband, web developer Martin Sheerin from County Tyrone.

New Novel: IRISH ABOVE ALL
After ten years in Paris, where she learned photography and became part of the movement that invented modern art, Chicago-born, Irish-American Nora Kelly is at last returning home. Her skill as a photographer will help her cousin Ed Kelly in his rise to Mayor of Chicago (1933-1947). But when she captures the moment an assassin’s bullet narrowly misses President-elect Franklin Roosevelt and strikes Anton Cermak in February 1933, she enters a world of international intrigue and danger.

Now Nora must balance family obligations against her encounters with larger-than-life historical characters, such as Joseph Kennedy, Big Bill Thompson, Al Capone, Mussolini, and the circle of women who surround F.D.R. As she moves through the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II, it’s Nora’s unexpected trip to Ireland—where she experiences the deepest passion she will ever know and, at last, meets the love of her life—that transforms her for all time to come.

In Irish Above All, bestselling author Mary Pat Kelly showcases the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century through the eyes of an indomitable Irish-American woman.
Friday, March 1st
 6:30 PM
Evergreen Park Library. 9400 Troy Ave., Evergreen Park, IL 60805
www.evergreenparklibrary.org
Tel: (708)422-8522

Saturday, March 2nd
 1:00 PM
Bookies Bookstore, 2015 Ridge Rd., Homewood, IL 60430
Signing
www.bookiesbookstores.com
Tel: (708)377-0789

Sunday, March 3rd 
1:00 PM
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox, Chicago, IL 60630
Presentation of “Chicago Irish Save The World” – Songs and Stories from “Irish Above All” with celebrated singer Catherine O’Connell
www.irish-american.org
Tel: (773)282-7035
Program presented by Celtic Women International
www.celticwomen.org
Sunday, March 3th
 9:00 - 10:00 PM
Interview with Catherine O’Connell and Mary Pat on Rick Kogan, WGN Radio

Monday, March 4th
 7:00 PM
Orland Park Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462
Presentation of Tales and Tunes from “Irish Above All” with celebrated singer Catherine O’Connell  www.orlandparklibrary.org
Tel: (708)428-5100

Wednesday, March 6th 
7:00 PM
Andersons Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
www.andersonsbookshop.com
Tel: (630)355-2665

Thursday, March 7th 
Paddy’s on the Square, 28 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove, IL 60047
Signing
3:00 PM
Book Club Talk
7:00 PM
www.irishboutique.com
Tel: (847)634-0339

Friday, March 8th
 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Union League Club, 5 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
Luncheon Presentation with celebrated singer Catherine O’Connell
www.ulcc.com
Tel: (312)435-4826
https://irishaboveall.eventbrite.com

Friday, March 8th 
6:00 - 9:00 PM
The Polo Inn, 3322 S. Morgan, Chicago IL 60608
Signing
www.thepoloinn.com
Tel: (312)927-7656

Saturday, March 9th
 2:00 PM
The Polo Inn, 3322 S. Morgan, Chicago IL 60608
Kelly Family Reunion
www.thepoloinn.com
Tel: (312)927-7656

Sunday, March 10th
 2:00 PM
The Bookstall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093
Presentation with celebrated singer Catherine O’Connell
www.thebookstall.com
Tel: (847)446-8880

February 2019 Digital Edition

Brexit Video

January IAN Digitally Linked

Advertising Rates 2019

Irish Ann

Shop Irish!

ARTIST
Liam Goarke
ASSISTED LIVING
Homecare Angels

ATTORNEY
Joyce Stevens
Murphy & Smith Ltd
Dwyer and Coogan
Healy Law

BAGPIPERS & DRUM CLASSES

Chicalba Bagpiping

BAKERY
Doughs Guys Bakery
BANKS

Marquette National Bank
BANQUETS
Gaelic Park
Irish Am Heritage Ctr
BEAUTY SALONS
Appearances Pk Ridge
 847-825-7615
Hair by O'Hara & Friends-Hometown
BOOKS - IRISH
TheIrishBookClub.com
BRICK REPAIR/REPLACEMENT
Shamrock Tuckpointing

CATERERS
Harrington's Catering & Deli
Unforgettable Edibles
CHARITABLE ORG

Mercy Home
IrishCommunityServicest
CAULKING & SEALING
Shamrock Tuckpointing
CHIMNEY REPAIR

Shamrock Tuckpointing

CHOIR
Irish Heritage Singers
COTTAGE RENTAL
Cottage Mary Rose
Dingle Cottage: 312-399-8793
Gurtenard Hse - Listowel Co Kerry
CRUISES

Andy Cooney
CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

Chicago Gaelic Park

iBAM!
Irish Am Heritage Ctr
Irish Am Society Co Will
Irish Heritage Singers
DANCE SCHOOLS

McNulty School of Dance
Trinity Irish Dance
ENTERTAINERS

Chicalba Bagpiping

Paddy Homan
The Larkin Brothers
Catherine O'Connell
Joe McShane
FESTIVALS

Arlington Heights
Dublin

IAHC
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Milwaukee
FINANCIAL PLANNER

Corrigan Financial
FLORIST

Garland Flowers
FUNERAL HOMES

Blake-Lamb

Gibbon's Funeral Homes
Roberty J Sheehy & Sons

GAELIC YOUTH FOOTBALL
773-719-2847 Jerry
GARBAGE REMOVAL
Flood Brothers Disposal
GOLF COURSES
Palos Golf
GRAPHIC DESIGN

Laura Coyle 773-343-7268
GROCERIES/MEAT

O'Connor's Market

Winston's
HEARING SPECIALIST
Mel Dermody
HOTELS

The Irish Cottage 1 866 CU-IRISH
HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT
James Fitzgerald
IMMIGRATION SERVICES

IrishCommunityServices
IMPORT SHOPS
Ann's Irish Gifts

Celtica Gifts 773-784-7712
Donegal Imports
Gaelic Imports
Irish Shop
INSURANCE

American Family-Joan McKee
Riordan Insurance
JEWELERS

H. Watson
MORTGAGE LENDING
Linda DeRoeck

MUSIC SCHOOLS
Chgo Academy of Piping/Drumming
Irish Music School of Chgo
MYSTERY SHOPPER
Cathy Cooney-Millar 224-944-9654

PARTY PLANNERS
That Special Event

PENNY WHISTLES
Michael Burke
PHOTOGRAPH CAPTURING
Memoirs for Me
PHYSICAL THERAPY
SPORTS-ORTHOPEDIC
Athletex
PLASTERING

William McNulty & Son
708-386-2951
PUB/RESTAURANT RECRUITER
Cathy Cooney-Millar
PUBS & RESTAURANTS

Ashford House
The Celtic Knot
Clancy's Pizza Pub
Corcorans
Emerald Loop
Fifth Province
Fiddler's Hearth
The Galway Arms
James Joyce Irish Pub
Lizzie McNeill's
Mickey Finn's Brewery
Nine Irish Brothers
Peggy Kinnanes
R
ed Apple Buffet
Six Penny Bit
Vaughan's Pub

REALTORS

Koenig & Strey
Mary Ellen Considine  773-769-2500
RESTAURANT/HOSPITALITY RECRUITER
Cathy Cooney-Millar 224-944-9654
SPORTS CLUBS

Chgo Celtic Soccer Club
stbrigids.chicago.gaa.ie
ST PATRICK'S DAY
St Patrick's Day Parade
SWEATERS

Anne's Irish Knits
TABLE RUNNERS
All 32 Counties
TELEVISION-CABLE

Irish Journal 708-366-4665
THEATRE
Late Nite Catechism
Tony & Tina's Wedding
TOURIST ATTRACTION
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
TRAVEL /TOURS
BestIrishTours.com
Gadabout Travel
TUCKPOINTING
Shamrock Tuckpointing
VACATION RENTALS
Dingle Cottage
Cork - Cottage from $450 weekly
Don at 608-274-1180
WASTE REMOVAL
Flood Brothers Disposal
WEDDING PLANNER
That Special Event

WEDDING VENUES
Gaelic Park
Irish Am Heritage Ctr
Palos Country Club
WOOD FLOOR SPECIALIST
The Sexton Group

Advertisers

Paying For
Instructions

Who's Online

We have 217 guests and no members online