Memorial for the Berkeley Victims

Last Tuesday, the lives of six young people were tragically cut short when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, CA. Olivia Burke, 21, Eimear Walsh, 21, Eoghan Culligan, 21, Niccolai Schuster, 21 and Lorcan Miller, 21 were all Irish J1 students visiting for the summer months. Ashley Donohoe 22, was an native of California, born to Irish parents who emigrated to the United States. Seven other individuals were seriously injured in the incident, two of whom remain in critical condition.

We are calling on the Irish community of Chicago to stand together in the wake of this calamity by attending a memorial service that will honor the lives of the victims as well as offer support to their loved ones, the survivors, and local Irish J1 students.

Sunday 21st June

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

3 pm
(doors open at 2 pm)

Memorial service will take place in the auditorium with a reception following in the Fifth Provence.
All are welcome to attend.


If you would like to make a financial donation to assist the victims and their families during this difficult and expensive time, you can do so at the memorial event, or by clicking here to make an online donation.

Chicago Irish Immigrant Support

4626 N Knox Ave #301, Chicago, IL 60630


Author: UI