Irish Consulate and Chicago Gaelic Games visit CPS.
Enthusiastic students try hurling
The Consulate paid a fun visit to Chicago’s Bernhard Moos Elementary School on Monday 02 nd June to speak with students about Ireland and its culture.
Vice Consul Nicholas Michael gave a presentation on Ireland and St. Patrick, followed by a Gaelic Games and Irish dance demonstration (and lessons!) by Colm Egan, Gaelic Games Development Officer and Katie Fitzpatrick, an Irish dancing instructor.
Mr Egan demonstrated Gaelic Games: hurling and Gaelic football. Students had a go at both, with volunteers learning some of the skills for each sport.
Ms Fitzpatrick demonstrated Irish dancing and taught students a basic Irish jig. The day finished with questions and answers where the students demonstrated a very good knowledge of St. Patrick and the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Chicago! Thank you to the staff and students at Moos Elementary for hosting the Consulate; it was a pleasure to meet such enthusiastic and engaged students.
Also, thank you Colm Egan and Katie Fitzpatrick for demonstrating hurling, Gaelic football, and Irish dance, and to Consulate Intern Lauren McKee for assisting with the visit.For more information on Gaelic Games in Chicago, check out www.chicagoirishsports.com.
Your child can try Gaelic Games this Summer for the first time or expand their skills and love for the games at our Gaelic Games Camps.
Chicago Gaelic Park
June 18th,19th and 20th
10am to 3pm.
Peterson Park 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60646
June 16,17&18 at Peterson Park 9:30am to 2:00pm.
Maryville Academy.Des Plains.
July 8th,9th and 10th.
5pm to 8pm.
Chicago Gaelic Park.
Irish Cultural camp.
Focus on Irish Sport,Dance,Music,Language,Drama,Mythology,Storytelling,History and much more.
GAA Gaelic Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 14 – with an action-packed and fun-filled three days of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximizing enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.