Finding Your Chicago Irish Paperback, by Sharon Shea Bossard
A guide for everything Irish in Chicago, this book represents the heart and soul of Irish heritage and culture. Included is a list of Chicago pubs where true Irish musicians perform traditional Irish music and tips to impress the pub crowd, as well as other historical and cultural sites and events.
In Chicago's Cook County alone, more than 500,000 residents claim to be Irish descendants. When Irish immigrants in search of a better life settled in neighbourhoods such as Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, Lakeview, Jefferson Park, and Edison Park, raising families, building parishes, and contributing their talents to help shape this city, they imprinted on Chicago the enduring reflection of their identity.
Shamrocks and green beer may fuel stereotypes, but Sharon Shea Bossard steers past the paddywhackery of such limited views of what it means to be Irish. In Finding Your Chicago Irish, Bossard offers a comprehensive, entertaining field guide to the heart and soul of Irish heritage and culture in Chicago.