Tuesday, March 03, 2015

SAVE THE DATES for the 2015 Irish Hooley

20 August 2015 (Thursday) "Hooley Unplugged" at the Mississippi Moon Bar

21-22 August 2015 (Friday & Saturday) "Irish Hooley" at the Alliant Amphitheater 

Star Brewery and Stone Cliff Winery facilities, all in the Port of Dubuque along the Mississippi River.
Mark your calendars now for this expanding event, and watch for event updates to the Hooley Hustle and St Patrick's Day celebrations.

A Celebration of Irish Music Dance and Culture

The mission of the Irish Hooley is to promote Irish/Celtic music and culture in Dubuque throughout the year. For generations, the highlight of Irish social life was the Hooley. Music, dance, song, good conversation and merriment flowed freely as described in the Percy French song, "There's a Hooley on in Hannigan's House Tonight." We hope you'll join us to celebrate our Irish heritage at the Irish Hooley's 2015 cultural celebration in March on St Patrick's Day at location to be announced, following by the Iriish Hooley 20-21-22 August 2015, with a kick-off 2nd annual indoors event at the Mississippi Moon Bar and on Friday/Saturday, August 21 & 22in the Alliant Amphitheater at the Dubuque Star Brewery, Port of Dubuque, Iowa. May the luck of the Irish be with you.

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Holy Hooley! Irish eyes are smilin' at the massive success of the Irish Hooley. None more than those who have benefited from the proceeds in the past including Hospice of Dubuque, The American Legion, Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums, The Dubuqueland Irish, The Rotary Club and other civic and cultural organizations. Funds raised for charity and Irish cultural events over the past seven years have topped $225,000.

Hooley Hustle 5K Run & Walk

Tentatively set for Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Port of Dubuque

The Dubuque area Jaycees will present the 2nd Annual Hooley Hustle 5K Run & Walk in partnership with the Irish Hooley. Participants will receive admission to the music festival along with a race T-shirt and other prizes. For more information visit the Dubuque Jaycees' website or contact Heather Blackmore at 815-821-2571. 


St. Patrick's Day Street Party!

Saturday, March 14, 2015
2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Street Party

The Dubuque Irish Hooley and the AOH Dubuque County Division #2 will hold the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Party under a tent from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on March 14. There will be food and beverage vendors with an entry fee for those over 12 years old. The street party will feature Irish and Celtic bands including the Dubuque's very own The Lads. Rob McCullough, President of the Dubuque AOH, says, “We are renewing and expanding the Irish culture and heritage in the Dubuque area.” The event will kick off with local pipers, the Dubuque Fire Pipes and Drums. For more information, call Shamrock Imports (563) 583-5000.

Volunteer Information

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS NOW FILLED FOR 2014! But please check back next season for a chance to volunteer!

If you signed up to volunteer this year but haven’t heard from us, please contact our volunteer coordinator for a schedule.

Please know that when you sign up, we are counting on your help, so be sure you are available!

2014 Performance Schedule

2014 saw the Irish Hooley newest feature, "Hooley Unplugged" 

featuring Manran, The Screaming Orphans, Skerryvore and 

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers in the Mississippi Moon Bar

2015 will add another concert night with the bands 

being lined up this fall/winter. Look for the announcement

of the selected bands at the St Patrick's Tent Party.

Tentative Schedule for 2015 Friday and Saturday events

4:30 p.m. Doors Open Friday
5pm - 630 pm First Band 
7pm - 830 pm Second Band
9pm - 1030 pm Headliner Band
4pm Saturday opening ceremony
5pm First Band
7pm Second Band
9pm Headliner Band
10:30 p.m. Hooley ends... The Scattering
Advance Tickets and Information:

Friday Night at the Mississippi Moon Bar $15 in advance / $20 Day of Show (If not sold out in advance) - No one under 21 allowed. 

Weekend Pass (Friday Night & Saturday) - Limited to 600 Advance Sales Only  - $20.

Saturday at the Alliant Amphitheater $12 in advance / $17 Day of Show At the Gate
$5 Entry for Students with a Valid ID Card. Children's Admission (10 & under): FREE!

Advanced Tickets available at:

Shamrock Imports, 391 Bluff Street, 563-583-5000
Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, 563-582-1220
Premier Bank, 2625 NW Arterial,563-588-1000
Premier Bank, 1975 JFK Road
Premier Bank, 9th & Iowa Street

For more information, call 563.583.5000

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