Hibernian Transmedia Brings New Irish TV Show to Chicago Public Television

Katie Grennan, host of OUR IRISH PUB

Chicago Public Television, WTTW Channel 11, will broadcast OUR IRISH PUB on Sunday March 31, 2019 at 11PM in Chicagoland.

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.

Katie Grennan has performed all over the world as a fiddler, step dancer, and most recently as a member of the electrifying Irish band Gaelic Storm. She tells the history of each pub along the way and joins all the musicians in a series of very lively Irish tunes.

The show features some of Chicago’s most prominent Irish musicians and performers, including Jimmy Moore, Siobhan and Brendan McKinney, Lexia Kennedy, Jimmy Keane, John Williams, Patrick Quinn, Laurence Nugent, Ian King, Francis “Francie” Campbell, with some bravura vocal performances by singers Paddy Homan, Catherine O’Connell, and Pat Broaders. Our Irish Pub is a musical feast for the ears and eyes as these local masters play some of their favorite, rousing, heart-pounding Irish tunes. Tune in on Sunday March 31st and you will find your toes tapping to the delightful music in OUR IRISH PUB.

Katie Grennan with Gaelic Storm Irish Band

The show was created, produced, and directed by Hibernian Transmedia’s Chairman Mike Houlihan. Houlihan said, “Big thanks to Dan Soles at WTTW who helped shepherd this project along the way for the last three years! We’re very excited to bring this show to all our friends in Chicagoland and want to especially thank our pub owners John Wrenn and David Bruno of Lizzie McNeill’s, Siobhain and Brendan McKinney of Chief O’Neill’s, and Terry Geoghegan of The Galway Arms. Also big thanks to Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, The Fortuna Family Foundation, and all our friends in the Irish community of Chicago and Ireland who helped make this possible. We look forward to more episodes of OUR IRISH PUB in the future in Chicago and down the line in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Ireland! Support your local Irish pubs all over the world!”

Hibernian Transmedia is not for profit public charity dedicated to preserving and promoting Irish and Irish American culture locally and globally. Hibernian currently produces a pair of Irish radio programs in Chicagoland, (The Hibernian Radio Hour and The Houli’s Hooley on WSBC 1240AM), the Annual Irish American Movie Hooley film festival each September at the Gene Siskel Film Center, the annual “Houli Craic Tour of Ireland” each October, and a variety of other cultural projects dedicated to the Irish Diaspora. For more information please visit https://hiberniantransmedia.org All donations are tax-deductible, welcomed, and encouraged!