On Friday, October 31st, 2019, The Ireland Funds Washington, DC Young Leaders gathered for their annual “Samhain” Irish Halloween. The evening was hosted by the Embassy of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Bureau.
Ambassador Dan Mulhall officially welcomed the Young Leaders to the Embassy and explained the Irish origins of Halloween. Richard Cushnie of the Northern Ireland Bureau then spoke of the importance of The Ireland Funds’ work in Northern Ireland.
Cliona Doyle, Director of Young Leaders and Special Projects at The Ireland Funds, updated attendees on the latest news and projects supported by The Ireland Funds.
DC Steering Committee Chair, John McCarthy, thanked the Young Leaders for their recent support of the Washington DC Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration which was one of their most successful events to date.
Guests were entertained throughout the evening with music from the Bog Band. Thank you to the Embassy of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Bureau for hosting the event and their ongoing support.
Photographer: Marty Katz