What’s so Irish about Chicago? Lots of things!
The Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago is excited to launch our “50 links to Ireland in Chicago,” Instagram page, starting 28 January. Running over the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, the initiative will document and publicise fifty of our favourite uniquely Irish objects, organisations, places, figures, and things in Chicago, with something Irish about Chicago to be posted each day between now and 17th March. Inspired by Olivia Barry’s “Céad Léiriú” project in New York City, the Consulate also invites members of the community to share and submit their own Chicago-Irish objects via our Facebook page and Twitter (@IrelandChicago). The best ones we will share and add to our own Instagram page, provided we haven’t thought of them already! Our first post is of course the Consulate of Ireland itself, located in the heart of Chicago in the Kemper Building on 1 East Wacker Drive.