b"AROUND THE WORLD | THE AMERICAN IRELAND FUND | WASHINGTON, DC1 2 3Washington D.C. Young Leaders Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Blarney Ball SEPTEMBER, 2011 OVER 200 GUESTS GATHERED FOR DANCING, MINGLING AND 1 Reilly OConnor; Kevin Conmy, Deputy Chief of Mission; COCKTAILS.Guests were greeted by talented young Irish step dancers from The Culkin School of Irish Martin McDonald, the Embassys Justice & Home Dance on the grand staircase of The Carnegie Institution for Science. Reilly OConnor, DC Young Leaders' Affairs Counsellor; Pat Tully2 Brian Frederick, Kelly Dragelin, Chair; Kevin Conmy, Embassy of Irelands Deputy Chief of Mission and Pat Tully, National Director of the Young Tim CurryLeaders, discussed the importance of the Young Leaders program and impact of the Funds support during 3 Kevin, Comny, Dani DeWitt, Kyle Liermanthis great time of need in Ireland. This was the most successful event to date with over $20,000 raised towardsthe Promising Ireland Campaign and the Washington Ireland Program (WIP). Thanks to our Event Chairs: Old-castle Stone Products, Prudential Financial and Aer Lingus; our Benefactors: The Walt Disney Company, andWine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.1 2 3Washington D.C. Young LeadersSamhain: An Irish Halloween OCTOBER, 2011 THE DC YOUNG LEADERS AND FRIENDS GATHERED FOR AN EARLY 1 Megan Cloherty, Ambassador Collins,HALLOWEENCELEBRATION.Samhain: An Irish Halloween was generously hosted by the IrishIan Fitzgerald2 Angelle Smith, Jessica Moore, Ambassador, H.E. Michael Collins at the Irish Embassy. Ambassador Collins thanked them for their support Holly Merbaum, Jenny Cabrera3 Jenn Root, Drew Walsh, for Ireland. Over 100 guests wore their most festive Halloween masks and judges chose the favorites to take Teagan Knapp, Kevin Murphyhome prizes. The Embassy was covered in Halloween dcor, from spider webs to pumpkins, and the masksadded to the Samhain ambiance. connect 2012 | 78"