14th November, 2012

AIF Dallas head to the Windy City Gala 2012

A group of AIF Dallas supporters and friends, led by AIF Director Mike
Corboy, as well as Kevin Hanrahan and Beth Struckell, travelled to the
Windy City to see how Chicago celebrates its annual American Ireland
Fund Gala.

Before the official Gala festivities began, AIF
Director Denis Healy and his wife Sondra co-hosted the Dallas delegation
for lunch at the Arts Club of Chicago.  Ireland's Ambassador to the US,
Michael Collins and his wife Marie, along with Irish Consul General
Aidan Cronin and his wife, Maedhbh, joined in the gathering.  The
highlight of the afternoon was a fascinating historical presentation on
the “Chicago Irish” by historian, Ellen Skerrett.