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From: Bill King <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Early Irish history: saloons,parks and dancehalls
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:12:41 -0500 (GMT-05:00)


The old Gaelic Park was at 47th and California. Dances were also held at Carpenter's Hall near 63rd and Halsted.

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>We all know that saloons as well as churches were venues of solace for
>immigrants. Can any descendants of Irish from County Sligo give me any information
>about a "Flanley's" and a "Callaghan's" in Bridgeport or Canaryville
>somewhere near the Stockyards? Also a "Begley's" (though possibly not fraom Sligo)
>at 79th and Stony island Ave., and any others that may come to mind?And where
>was the old "Gaelic park" situated? And were there any other gathering places
>or dance halls for them?
>
>A. Carroll
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