Thursday 29 June 2023

Great Britain – London City Lunch 2023

Date : Thursday 29 June 2023

Venue : Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH

Time : 12.00-15:30

Dress code: business attire

The London City Lunch is one of The Ireland Funds flagship events and a key part of our annual fundraising efforts. Once again, we are delighted to return to the Mansion House and gather together the best of the Irish in Britain and raise funds to support deserving causes across Great Britain and Ireland.

We hope you can join us for an afternoon of good food, good wine, and good company.

We are delighted to have the support of our sponsors, McCann FitzGerald, Teneo and Allica Bank.

Guest of Honour

Ray O’Rourke

CEO and Chairman
Laing O’Rourke

Ray is the major shareholder and founder of the Laing O’Rourke Group. As CEO and Managing Director of Europe he chairs the Group Executive Committee and is responsible for leading the strategic direction and operational management of the Group’s business activities.

Ray founded R O’Rourke & Son in 1977 and commenced trading the following year. The business acquired the construction arm of John Laing PLC in 2001, and with the acquisition of Barclay Mowlem in 2006, created today’s extended international engineering and construction group.

Its other significant brands include Expanded, Select Plant Hire, Explore Manufacturing, Crown House Technologies, Vetter and the ground-breaking Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction, a purpose-built advanced manufacturing centre in the UK Midlands.

Ray has a passion for developing and promoting engineering and project delivery talent to meet global construction challenges, while making the construction industry safer, innovative, more sustainable and more respected.

Sponsorship and Tickets

To book your table or tickets, please email

  • Premier table of 10: £7,500
  • Standard table of 10: £5,000
  • Individual tickets: £550
  • Young Leader tickets: £275

In 2022, the generosity of our donors and supporters allowed The Ireland Funds Great Britain to grant more than £550,000 to over 50 organisations, helping thousands of people across Great Britain and the island of Ireland. Thank you for your support.

We look forward to welcoming you for an afternoon of great food, wine and company!


Katie Jemmett


The Ireland Funds Great Britain

The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9DA

T - +44 7597 665646

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London City Lunch Committee 2023

Eoin Bastible
Hugh Beattie
John Feeney
Emer Finnan
Garrett Hayes
Christine Loughrey
Declan Tiernan
Alex Wolahan-Black

Thank you!


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