The Board and Executive Committee of The Ireland Fund of China held a private dinner at the Sheraton Kowloon welcoming Ireland’s Ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh and his wife Rosemary visiting from Beijing along with the Consul General
of Ireland to Hong Kong & Macau, Peter Ryan and his wife Teresa, all collectively all great friends and supporters of The Worldwide Ireland Funds. The occasion also marked the visit of Kieran McLoughlin, The Worldwide Ireland Funds President & CEO.
The attendees were able to celebrate the recent official opening of Ireland’s Consulate in Hong Kong, and aptly dined in the Sheraton’s Oyster Room enjoying some of the 55,000 Irish oysters being imported monthly to Hong Kong.
Given the huge momentum now underway with Hong Kong’s 3,000 Irish representing the largest Asian city diaspora, the Consul General was pleased to outline plans for an inaugural full month of Irish events in Hong Kong in 2016, being labelled currently “The Irish March”, and it was agreed that The Ireland Fund of China would collaborate with the Consulate to host the official event on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day.
Developing The Ireland Fund of China’s recognition with the local Hong Kong philanthropic community is a key objective through 2016. Next, the organization plans to expand the Fund’s footprint in mainland China and the Ambassador and Consul General were in full accord with this approach.