Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! To all our members and friends, from all of us on the committee, a very happy St Patrick’s Day.
Tomorrow marks exactly a year since Malaysia first entered the MCO. This time last year we were dealing with the fallout from the cancelled 2020 ball, which at the time we still hoped could be postponed until later in the year. Sadly things have not worked out that way, though with the vaccination programme now underway in Malaysia we can cautiously hope to be back to staging large scale events by next March.
I would like to thank everyone who purchased a ‘Taste of Ireland’ hamper, and hope that you have all enjoyed the food today. Thanks also to our generous sponsors, Crotty’s Bakery, Gourmet Partner on behalf of Kerrygold, Heineken Brewery, Healy Mac’s, the Shangri-La Hotel, and the Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia. I am delighted to report that the total amount raised for the ‘breakfast a child’ campaign stands at RM22,350, so thank you all!
Although we have not been able to host a ball this year, I do hope that you can join us at Healy Mac’s, Publika, this coming Saturday from 7pm onwards. We will be doing the prize draw for the hamper sales there that evening.
In the meantime, may I wish you all once again a fantastic St Patrick’s Day! If you can, look out for the KL Tower this evening which will be lit up in green from 8pm to 11pm as part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative.
I hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday. Prize winners who cannot make it will be notified separately.
President of the St Patrick’s Society of Selangor