Thank You to the 2024 MCIF Presenting Sponsor
                               Feldman Automotive Group

Save the dates June 7-9 2024

2024 Motor City Irish Fest “Honorary Co Chairs” 
                              Ron and Patty Cooley 

 Ronald Cooley and Patricia O’Connor met at Eastern Michigan University in 1968 and became college sweethearts, they have been married for 52 years.

They have 2 sons, Ryan and Phillip, and 5 glorious grandchildren. The entire family lives within 10 minutes of one another.

Ron and Patty became involved in Real Estate after deciding that working for Ford Motor company in the engineering department and teaching school in Dearborn was not their passion.  They moved to Marysville, MI and went from selling homes to building them along with condominiums and finally developing subdivisions and commercial property there. 

In 2006 they moved to Corktown to help out in the buildout of Slows Bar BQ with their son Phillip.  Ryan moved back from Chicago to open a real estate office next door to Slows when he saw the opportunity to be part of a city making a turn around.

Currently Ron and Patty are retired and spending winters in Florida and Detroit in the summer.

Ron and Patty founded the O’Cooley’s Irish Marching Kazoo Band along with a very dear friend in Port Huron, MI.  The band grew from 3 members to 120 and performed in Irish Day Parades in Port Huron, Detroit, Naples, FL and Chicago, IL.
Ron was Grand Marshall of the Port Huron St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The Cooleys joined the Gaelic League in 2005.
Ron is a proud member of the Fraternal order of United Irishman Society and sings with the Chowder Society signing group.
The Cooleys try to support many charities but are especially fond of the Motor City Irish Festival and the St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run and Parade

Daily admission tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adults 18+  $10 each if purchased before June 1, 2024
  • Adults 18+  $15 each June 1 or after  $15 at the gate
  • Children ages 13-17 $5 each
  • Children 12 and under are FREE

***Parking is $5 per car and is not included with your admission ticket***

Click here to purchase advance tickets




Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia is the perfect place to host a festival.

You can find out more about the exact location on the Location page.

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