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John Drohan
2023 Grand Marshal West Suburban Irish Parade

For more than 27 years, John Drohan has been a member of the West Suburban Irish

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Congratulations, John!

John at Quigley;s

Thanks to James Hoch Photography for the wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Parade pictures!

John on Fire Truck 1
John on 4ire Truck 4
John on Fire Truck 3
John on Fire Truck 5
WSI Float 1
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2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Aer Lingus Black Friday Deals to Ireland and Europe

Chicago to Dublin

Take up to $100 off* roundtrip economy fares 

Travel now through May 31, 2023

Book by Dec 1, at

T&C’s apply

Go Green this Black Friday


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Warm your heart and join us for a casual gathering of musicians playing traditional Irish music on their traditional Irish instruments. You'll hear live reels, hornpipes, slip jigs and all your favorite trad Irish tunes.

Live Traditional Irish Music

Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30pm

It all goes down at Quigley's Irish Pub in downtown Naperville,

43 E. Jefferson St.


Quiz Night

Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 7:00 PM Quigley's Irish Pub

43 E. Jefferson in downtown Naperville

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Join your friends from WSI for four rounds of trivia at WSI's Quiz Night! It'll all be happening at Quigley's Irish Pub, located at 43 E. Jefferson in downtown Naperville.

30th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade for 2023

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 AM

through the streets of Downtown Naperville

Mill south to Jefferson east to Main south to Water

A free family fun event!

Everyone is Irish on St. Patty's day!

See you on the curbs wearing your green!

Naperville Irish Fest

September 22, 23, 2023

Interesting Irish Stuff to Do All Year Long

Virtual Tour of the

Guinness Storehouse

It's open year-round at the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin.

Take The Online Tour


Livestreamed Masses from Ireland

Daily and Weekly Services All Year Long

St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church at Illannavoree, Annagry, Co. Donegal St Mary's Star of the Sea Livestream

Parishes in Ireland that livestream their services: Archdiocese of Dublin's List of Livestreamed Churches


The Temple Bar Webcams

Clear, beautiful real-time video and audio streams from outside and inside The Temple Bar pub in DublinTown.

They're on 24/7 so you can check out the scene anytime for some world-class people-watching.

Outside The Temple Bar Pub

Inside The Temple Bar Pub


Irish Beach Cams

Enjoy live ocean views from Inchydoney Island, Co. Cork and from Inis Mór Island, Co. Galway.

Don't forget your sunscreen.

Inchydoney Island

Inis Mór Island


Pop-up Talks from the National Museum of Ireland

Proclaiming a Republic:

The 1916 Rising

A new online series of short films based on selected objects from the Museum's Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising exhibit.

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising


National Leprechaun Museum's Mythical Forest

Explore Irish Myth, Legend & Folklore

An interactive forest of Irish myth, legend & folklore for each season. Great for kids of all ages.

Forest of Irish Myth, Legend & Folklore


EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Our language, our literature, our art, our music, our dancing, our sense of humour, our compassion, our politics – what makes us Irish? Explore Irish culture through the lens of emigration and discover what it really means to be Irish.

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National Museum of Ireland's

Museum at Home

Museum at Home is a series of activities linked to several of their collections, including Irish Folklife, Archaeology and more.

Activities are perfect for families and groups.

Museum at Home: Irish Folklife


CityWalks Live: Dublin

Wander virtually around the streets of Dublin from your screen. Take in the sites and sounds as you walk by Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College, marketplaces and more.

Make sure to choose Dublin, Ireland from the picklist on the homepage.

St. Patrick's Day Dad Jokes

These groaners will make kids giggle and adults embarrassed to admit they laughed.

We can thank City Dads Group

for these gems.

St. Patrick's Day Dad Jokes


Discover Why Ten Million People Left Ireland And Explore The Impact They Had On The World

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

At EPIC we believe that Irish history should never be a long list of names and dates, it should be an experience. At EPIC you’ll discover the far reaching influence of Irish history and the impact that the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.

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At EPIC we believe that Irish history should never be a long list of names and dates, it should be an experience. We’ve brought history to life like never before.

Now’s your chance to get hands-on with Irish culture and its past with our fully interactive museum – swipe through video galleries, challenge yourself with motion sensor quizzes, dance in the footsteps of legends, listen to remastered audio from 100 years ago and watch videos that bring Irish history to life. At EPIC you’ll discover the far reaching influence of Irish history and the impact that the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.

Welcome to WSI

The West Suburban Irish promotes, nurtures and strengthens Irish culture in the western suburbs
of Chicago through community events, the arts,
language and sport

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West Suburban Irish, Inc.
PO Box 602
Naperville, IL 60566-0602
(630) 457-1943