A very happy New Year to you all! Gong Xi Fa Cai. May you enjoy much happiness and prosperity in the ‘Year of the Rooster’.
2016 ended with a flurry of activity for the St. Patrick’s Society. The Christmas season kicked of in mid-November at the elegant new residence of Ambassador Eamon Hickey as he graciously hosted the Angels Coffee Morning. The Irish community and their friends came out in force. Thanks to their kindness and generosity we were able to assist two children’s homes, and to invite the children to our annual children’s Christmas party at Jump Street on 3rd December for an action packed morning. Watching the delight on the children’s faces as they received their gifts from Santa was truly a Christmas highlight for me.
3rd of December, also saw the grown-ups of the Society wined and dined at the Christmas Hooley in the lovely home of Rory and Helen Doyle. While the Ladies Christmas Lunch on 8th of December was glamorous fun filled afternoon. The staff at Skillet certainly know how to spoil a girl. The end of the festive season was marked on Friday 6th January with our ladies taking time out of their busy dry January, to joyfully celebrate Nollaig na mBan at Wine Connection at TREC.
After a short Christmas break, we are back in full force and have hit the ground running in preparation for the highlight of our year – the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Another “Best Ball Ever” is in the making. The Annual St. Patrick’s Ball tickets went on sale to members on 14th January and we were overwhelmed with the response, with members queuing patiently from the wee hours of the morning. The tickets sold out in less than an hour. Thank you to all who turned up to queue, I can’t wait to see you all at the ball.
Preparations for the St. Patrick’s Annual Charity Night on 13th May are also under way, so please put the date in your calendar and check out our Events Column for details.
A huge thanks to our dedicated committee, for the energy, passion and sheer hard work that goes into organizing all our events. Also, thank you to all who supported us, it has been lovely meeting up with so many old and new friends and I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events.
Slάn go foil,