Irish Days

Long Grove Irish Days
Labor Day Weekend

Admission and parking in municipal lots are free.

Time TBD

Long Grove Fountain Square
228 Robert Parker Coffin Rd
Long Grove IL

2016 Lineup:

Saturday September 3
11:00-12:00 The Academy of Irish Music
12:25-12:55 Trinity Irish Dancers
1:20-1:35 Best Men’s Legs in a Kilt Competition
2:00-3:20 Rory Makem
3:45-4:00 Irish Dog Competition Awards
4:25-455 Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band
515-5:45 McNulty Irish Dancers
6:00-7:30 The Chancey Brothers

Sunday September 4
10:00-10:50 Mass celebrated by Father Matthew Jamesson, Associate Pastor at St. Theresa’s in Palatine with musical accompaniment by Gavin Coyle
11:00-12:00 Gavin Coyle
12:25-12:55  Dillon-Gavin School of Irish Dance.
1:20-1:35 Best Men’s Legs in a Kilt Competition
2:00-3:20 Dooley Brothers
3:45-4:00 Irish Dog Competition Awards
4:25-4:55 Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band
5:15-5:45 McNulty Irish Dancers
6:00-7:30 The Larkin & Moran Brothers

Monday September 5
11:00-11:30 McNulty Irish Dancers
11:55 12:10 Best Men’s Legs in a Kilt Competition
12:35-1:55 Joe Cullen & Friends
2:20-2:35 Irish Dog Competition Awards
3:00-3:30 Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band
3:55-4:25 Trinity Irish Dancers
4:45-6:00 One of the Girls

All eyes will be smiling when the historic shopping district of Long Grove presents Irish Days, a celebration of Irish culture, music, food and drink. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 3- Monday September 5th,

11am-7:30pm Saturday
10am-7:30pm Sunday
11am-6pm on Monday. Admission and parking in municipal lots are free.

There will be a Gaelic Tent in Fountain Square to promote awareness of the Irish language and genealogy, and ongoing entertainment by top Chicago area Irish musicians, singers and dancers. Featured performers include Rory Makem, The Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band, The Dooley Brothers, The McNulty Irish Dancers, Gavin Coyle, The Chancey Brothers, Joe Cullen, and the Larkin Brothers
Representatives from the Irish American Heritage center will also be on hand to discuss Irish cultural opportunities on the Northwest side of Chicago. Another favorite sight at Irish days will be the Irish Dog Competition. All dogs are Irish at Irish Days! Any dog can enter at the Dog Competition area by the Long Grove Information Center. Each day, a panel of Children judges will choose a King, Queen, Prince and Princess.

Harrington’s Catering and Deli will sell corned beef sandwiches, fish and chips, and other traditional Irish foods. In addition there will be an area selling Guinness Stout and other brews to quench your thirst. A Wee Ones Area will host storytelling, crafts, face painting, and games for kids. Sure to provide lots of excitement, a contest will be held each day in Fountain Square to choose the “Best Looking Men’s Legs in a Kilt.” Contestants should wear their best kilt and pre-register the morning of the event.
A town-wide leprechaun hunt will take place each day as the popular “Where’s Paddy?” competition returns. Long Grove shops will feature Irish days specials as the town rolls out the green this Labor Day weekend.

pint pashmina

Leprechaun hunt


Irish Days Dog Competition

For more information phone Paddy’s on the Square at (847) 634-0339 or The Long Grove Information Center at (847) 634-0888

Thank you to Flood Brothers for your sponsorship



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