On Friday, October 28th, the Washington, DC Young Leaders and friends gathered for “Samhain: An Irish Halloween” celebration, graciously hosted by Deputy Chief of the Irish Mission, Michael Lonergan at the Embassy of Ireland. Michael welcomed the Young Leaders, spoke about the ancient Halloween traditions in Ireland and thanked them for their support of Ireland. Michael also spoke about how he and his family recently participated in the 3rd annual Ireland FundsYoung Leaders Global 5K that took place in 16 cities across 6 countries On September 24th.
National Director of the Young Leaders Pat Tully then spoke about the great job the Young Leaders did in hosting their signature event, Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Celebration followed the next morning by their leg of the Global 5K.
Pat also spoke about the upcoming Young Leaders Rugby Weekend in Chicago which will be attended by Young Leaders from Washington, DC and six other cities around the world.
In her farewell as Steering Chair, Megan Molloy spoke about assembling a committee to put together the 7th Annual Young Leaders Summit, which will be hosted in Washington, DC in 2018.
Later in the evening, Pat Tully handed out some prizes to those who were the most festive and had the “best masks.” Congratulations to Conrad Daly, who went all out for the grand prize, which was for a two-night stay in The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel during the 6th annual Young Leaders Summit in New York in January, 2017.
The evening continued on with live music and an after-party at The Fainting Goat.
Special thanks to the Embassy of Ireland, Michael Lonergan, Susan O’Neill & Associates and Young Leader Drew Walsh for being our volunteer photographer.
Photo credit: Drew Walshrn