On Friday, 15 March 2013, some members of the Australian Ireland Fund and Young Leaders Network attended the Lansdowne Club St. Patrick’s Day Lunch held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Lansdowne Club, the premier Irish Business Network in the Region, celebrates the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick and this event has now become the largest event of its type in the world.
Befitting the many friendships created by the unique Club over a quarter of a century it was a wonderful celebration attended by a number of distinguished guests and more than 1,300 Lansdowne Club members, their colleagues and peers.
The event generated extensive media coverage and has reached iconic status on the Australian Irish calendar.
The Club was indeed proud to this year have attending our lunch The Hon Barry O’ Farrell MP, Premier of New South Wales, the Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Sustainability & Environment, Caitriona Ingoldsby, Consul General of Ireland.
Representing the Australian Ireland Fund Young and Young Leaders Network on this very special day was David Lally, Dermot McCann, Brendan Sheehan, Clare Foley, Fiona Tuite, Siobhan Tuite, Kerry Morrison, Damien Murphy, Treasurer Yvonne le Bas, Executive Director Australian Ireland Fund and former Chairman Alan Joyce. There were also many Australian Ireland Fund supporters at the event who shared this occasion.