Sneak Previews of Mike Houlihan’s comic documentary “Our Irish Cousins”

Save the date! Mike Houlihan’s long awaited film, “Our Irish Cousins” will have a sneak preview on Thursday May 10th at the Beverly Art Center at 7:30PM, Friday May 11th at The Irish American Heritage Center at 8:00PM, and Saturday night May 12th at Gaelic Park at 8:00PM. Mike will be on hand to discuss the picture and to drink with the audience. The film traces Mike’s adventures as he goes broke hustling his book all over Chicago with his son William, and then takes us to Ireland where he finds his fortune in his Irish heritage.

Houlihan claims the film was “143 years in the making!” and captures the spirit of the Irish Diaspora.

Filled with Irish music and laughter the film features many of our most beloved Irish characters including P.J. O’Dea, Kelly Doherty, Turk Muller, Frank West, Denny Kearns, Sean Ginnelly, Bernie Markle, Maureen O’Looney, Paddy Homan, Maurice Lennon, Dennis Cahill, Dan Igoe, Barney Farelly, Jack & Gayle Baker, Shay Clarke, Rick Rundle, Francis Bryan, Nora Houlihan, Michael McNeal, Jack O’Keefe, Eleanor Tiernan, Robert Kielty, Jaymo Doyle, Eithne Fitzpatrick, Johnny Latner, Tony Golden, Charlie Carey, Assessor Jim Houlihan, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, The Yiddish Sons of Erin, Billy Lawless, Boz O’Brien, Julie Popp, Madeleine Taylor Quinn, Des Bishop and a cast of thousands.

Scenes were shot at the Irish American Heritage Center, Gaelic Park, almost every Irish saloon in Chicago, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Fitzpatrick Castle in Dublin, The Ennis Book Festival in County Clare, Mike Houlihan’s pub in Kilmallock, County Limerick, Galway Bay FM Studios, Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee, and the depths of the Shannon River.

Tickets are only $10 and refreshments will be available at each screening. Get a group of friends together for this evening of “great craic” at the movies with Mike Houlihan.

Don’t miss it!

For more information go to and watch the trailer for the film.

The Beverly Art Center is located at 2407 W. 111th Street in Chicago, 773-445-3838.The Irish American Heritage Center is located at 4626 North Knox in Chicago, 773-282-7035. Gaelic Park is located at 6119 West 147th Street in Oak Forest. Plenty of free parking at all venues.

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