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CLICK HERE to download & print the Scholarship Application

Clancy's Scholars 2019

Deadline for submissions is May 25th

Clancy's Scholars is a scholarship for students of all ages as an award for their love and involvement in Irish heritage activities.  Such activities include Irish dance, music, theater, sport, language, arts, etc.  Funds are donated by the owners of Clancy's Pizza Pub in Oak Lawn.

Applications are accepted beginning March 1st until May 25th to be distributed directly to participating schools for the following September.  Awardees will be selected by an independent committee currently headed by Oak Lawn village trustee and former police Captain Terry Voederer.  Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded as funds are available.  Individuals wishing to contribute or co-sponsor a student can do so by contacting Clancy's Scholars at

Individuals interested in learning more about how to celebrate or become involved in Irish heritage can come to Clancy's.  All are welcome.  For more information, please email

Want to get involved in irish heritage?

Below is a partial list of ways to get involved in Irish Heritage.  

If you wish to be included on this list, please email

Irish Music Instruction

Teresa Shine

Locations at Gaelic Park & Saint John Fisher

Irish Music School of Chicago

Contact Sean Cleland

Academy of Irish Music 

Irish Heritage Center

Contact Noel Rice

Irish dance schools

Cross Keys School of Irish Dance

Dennehy School of Irish Dance

Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Weber Irish Dance

Irish Culture

Murphy Roche Irish Music School

Contact Kell Cole

Aislinn Gagliardi

Harp Instruction

Johanna Shine

Mount Greenwood

Sean & Clodagh Ryan

Old Town School of Music

Contact Pat Finnegan

Chicago Gaelic Park

Irish American Heritage Center

Irish Books Arts and Music (iBAM)

Irish sport

The Chicago Gaelic Athletic Association hosts Gaelic games every Sunday at Gaelic Park from the beginning of June through the end of August.  Male, female, and youth teams participate and compete with each team consisting of 15 players.  The 5,000 year-old games are the unique games of Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and handball, the national games of Ireland.  

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Central Divisional Board - Full List of Clubs 

Central Games Development Administrator

St. Jarlath's Youth

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