2016 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI hosted its 19th annual Oyster Festival of Racing on November 12, 2016 at Hawthorne Race Course. This year, 200 guests attended this festive community gathering that celebrated the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival. The main raffle prize included a trip for two to Ireland along…

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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Join Us For A Live Broadcast From Europe’s Favorite Music Competition Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Stockholm, Sweden. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since…

GALWAY: 2015 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International celebrated the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway at the 18th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at The Turf Club of Hawthorne Race Course. A buffet featuring oysters accompanied by thoroughbred horse racing, live Irish music, a silent auction and raffle…

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2014 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 17th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing. Chicago’s own Oyster Festival of Racing pays tribute to two of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, by bringing together enticing food…

Lunch with the President of Ireland

CSCI is sponsoring the Chicago Council on Global Affair’s lunch with the President of Ireland, His Excellency Michael D. Higgins. As a small open economy, Ireland was particularly impacted by the financial crisis which started in 2008. Following a period of  economic adjustment, the country is on its way to recovery, with employment growing and export…

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2013 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 16th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing. Chicago’s own Oyster Festival of Racing pays tribute to two of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, by bringing together enticing food…

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Ireland: Can the Celtic Tiger Roar Again?

The Galway Committee of CSCI is sponsoring a speech and discussion presented by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, titled “Ireland: Can the Celtic Tiger Roar Again?” at the Chicago Club on October 18 at 12 noon. The Irish economy has emerged from…

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GALWAY: Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food

Join the Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, the Irish American Heritage Center and Slow Food for an enchanted evening of Slow Food cooking on Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m. at the Irish American Heritage Center. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that envisions a world in which all people can eat…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…

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GALWAY: 15th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the 15th Anniversary of its popular event, the Oyster Festival of Racing, on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Hawthorne Race Course. This year’s event was in honor of Frank McMahon to remember his longtime support of, and commitment to, the Galway Committee. The full crowd enjoyed a great day…