Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
Albany Park / Avondale / Irving Park
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.