GLIWA Calendar 2018

Come join us and enjoy the day with your wolfhounds!


July 7th & 8th

Irish American Heritage Festival

Hours 1:30-6pm

This Irish Fest showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. The festival is held on the grounds of the Irish American Heritage Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening Irish culture in Chicago. The  center is near Wilson Avenue exit and the Edens Expressway, at 4626 North Knox, Chicago, IL.

At around 2:00 Sat, we will bring our dogs to the staging area where we will give the audience a short biography on the Irish Wolfhound with Q & A afterwards.

Notes: Water will also be available, all you need to bring is a chair for yourself.

PARKING: There is limited free parking in the north lot for all fest attendees. When that runs out, people park in the neighborhood or take the free shuttle from the parking lot at the Copernicus Center at Milwaukee and Lawrence.

CONTACT: Michelle Whittenhall ( if you are planning on participating. 


October 6, 2018

Hoffman Estate Celtic Fest

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry

Entertainment, food, vendors, activities and much more!!!

Our role at these festivals is to introduce your wolfhounds to the public and answer the many questions everyone likes to ask about our wonderful breed.

 It is held  at the Sears Centre Arena, located at the Poplar Creek at 59/90 Entertainment District near the intersection of Route 59 and Interstate 90.

This is an indoor event and only gliwa members can bring their wolfhounds. Any questions about the event, contact

Mike Cherry@  or 

Claire Morrison@  


Saturday, October 20, 2018

GLIWA  Fun Match

Judge: Mariellen Dentino

Location: Cudahy Kennel Club

3820 S Pennsylvania Ave, St Francis, WI 53235


Sunday, October 21

Education and Health Testing

More details will follow on both days.





Letter to organizations that request our Irish Wolfhounds participate in their events 

Due to the many requests we receive, there are requirements we need to make the event a successful experience for all.

*Once we receive a request for an event, we will need the date, times, and any other information that is relevant.

* Irish Wolfhounds don't do very well in the extreme heat. Adequate shade and water.

*Wolfhounds are considered one of the largest breeds. We require a larger area to set up.

*Since we are a not-for-profit club, we would appreciate it if your organization offered a donation for attending. We like to reimburse our members for any expenses, plus it helps to keep our club successful.

*We carry a substantial insurance policy that is required by most events.