In Search of Weeping Jim

The story of Weeping Jim is the story of the Irish immigrant in America. They came, usually with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and with hard work, wit, and great faith, made their way until they were eventually ruling America.

Our Irish Pub

OUR IRISH PUB is a television program created, produced, and developed by Hibernian Transmedia starring international Irish fiddler Katie Grennan, as she invites the audience to join her for a visit to three of her favorite Irish pubs in Chicago; Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub at 400 North McClurg Ct., Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub at 3471 North Elston, and The Galway Arms, 2442 North Clark Street.

Our Irish Cousins

Irish American writer goes broke hustling his book, then finds his fortune in his Irish heritage.

Her Majesty Da’ Queen

With a south side Irishman’s humor, Mike Houlihan presents a funny and thoughtful study of the process by which beautiful and talented Chicago girls are selected to be the St. Patrick’s Parade Queen and Court.


Nuts, a destitute and homeless street vendor, (Ben Vereen) zaps a cynical stand-up comedian with a mystical hex; sending the comic into the underworld of the homeless on a wacky odyssey of redemption. Pipes (Houlihan), an alcoholic jerk, insults Nuts upon their chance encounter resulting in Nuts suffering an apoplectic seizure from his abuse. Nuts […]

Goin’ East on Ashland

Ashland doesn’t go east, of course. In bartender’s slang: someone going east on Ashland is off his nut. With the set serving as a reminder of every youthful ideal he never pursued, Houlihan regales his audience with anecdotes and impersonations from a vividly remembered past. Sometimes aiming at the universal, Goin’ East on Ashland is […]