connect 2018 • 85 BELFAST AROUND THE WORLD November, 2017 On the eve of Thanksgiving, The Ireland Funds Young Leaders gathered for a night of celebration in the Michelin-starred OX restaurant in Belfast. The Young Leaders were welcomed by OX co-owner Alain Kerloc’h and treated to an array of amazing food and selected wines. Liam Cunningham, actor and star of Games of Thrones, addressed the Young Lead- ers and spoke of his deep love for Belfast and his admiration for the work of the Young Leaders. Rev. Bill Shaw OBE, Director of the 174 Trust, spoke of his love for his hometown Belfast and the deep-rooted relationship between it and the 174 Trust. He spoke about the home of the 174 Trust, the Duncairn Centre and how The Ireland Funds had helped in opening its doors. Belfast Young Leaders Annual Thanksgiving Celebration 1 3 2 1 Rev. Bill Shaw, Siobhán Gallagher, Liam Cunningham, Caroline McNeill, Conor Houston, Ryan Feeney, Richard Willis 2 Guests at Annual Thanksgiving Celebration 3 Liam Cunningham, John Bell, Richard Willis Photos: Neil Harrison Photography