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Irish American Heritage Center

Address

4626 N. Knox Ave.

Neighborhood

Albany Park / Avondale / Irving Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Built

1927

Renovated

1985

Description

The Irish American Heritage Center is the city’s home of Irish music and arts and a year-round hub for Irish culture, hosting numerous programs and festivals. It houses a huge pub with a cozy fireplace known as the Fifth Province, as well as a library, ballroom, 658-seat theater, art gallery and museum. The Center is located in a former Chicago Public Schools building dating to 1927, restored and converted in the late 1980's. Enjoy preserved architectural elements from the original building, complemented by Celtic art painted throughout. The Irish American Heritage Center was made famous by Conan O'Brien, who noted that it has a bar in every room.

Visitor Experience

Guests are welcome to tour the building on their own, or sign up for docent-escorted tours. The IAHC pub, the Fifth Province, will be open and serving food and beverages with, with ongoing musical performances and live Irish Dancing. The Mayfair Theatre in the IAHC will be showing exclusive short films from the Irish Film Institute. Art on display in the IAHC Gallery will be offered for sale. Parking for the weekend is free.