Margaret Rose Keating Mungari

Fox’s Pizza in Orland Park & Mokena, Guinness, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour at our newest recording location known as ‘The Bunker’ and this week we are delighted to welcome our dear friend Margaret Rose Keating Mungari to the show. Margaret was the 2012 Chicago Rose of Tralee and made many appearances on The Skinny & Houli show back in the day! She attended Resurrection High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois. This wonderful lady’s career has included positions in Municipal Government, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and American Airlines as well as working as Sean Ginnelly’s sidekick on Good Morning Ireland. “Those were some really fun Saturday mornings!” Margaret and her husband, Nick have two children and she shares the story of when they first met during their musical in High School and later ran into each other in Edison Park. “And the rest is history!” She is heavily involved in Chicago’s Irish community and is the newly appointed Executive Director of The Ireland Network. Margaret shares the history of the organization and the reasons behind its founding. She discusses its prosperous growth over the last 20 years and shares some of her new duties as Executive Director. She also mentions the success of some of their recent events with the Irish guests they’ve welcomed including RTE’s news presenter, Eileen Dunne. You can attend their next event, “First Friday’ on December 1st at The Emerald Loop as well as their Ball at The Drake on February 10th. The banter between these two friends is mighty and Margaret ends another wonderful interview with a request to our listeners – “Come check out The Ireland Network at our Ball in February and introduce yourself!” Houli then brings us up to date on some upcoming events including our own Annual Hooligan Ball on December 16th at Barney Callaghan’s with music from Liam Durkin – see you all there! Then it’s over to the obituaries followed by a well-needed trip to ‘Houli-Town’.