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INBA Breakfast with the Tánaiste • Mar 15

Irish Network Bay Area celebrates St. Patrick’s week with a breakfast with Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. This exclusive event will give attendees the opportunity to hear directly from Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister on events that are shaping politics in Ireland and across Europe. Original Joe’s SF. Tickets selling fast. more

SVG Awards • March 16

Meet the 2017 Silicon Valley 50, the top Irish or Irish American technology executives making a significant impact in the tech world. The event brings together the most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley, offering rich networking opportunities and showcasing experts and innovators from the ITLG community advancing technology today.

Keynote Speaker Shane Wall is the CTO of HP. With 26 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar technology businesses, he has proven success in startups and large high growth businesses. He has overseen major P&L’s, corporate and technology strategy- proving integral to developing outstanding products and leading business & engineering teams.


166th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade • Mar 11

A full day of activity is planned for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in San Francisco, at Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, Polk to Larkin Street. The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish Culture through live performance and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, cultural displays, a petting zoo and pony ride and a number of non-profits booths representing the Irish community.

St. Patrick’s Festival at CB Hannegan’s • Mar 17

 It’s that time of year again at CB Hannegan’s in Los Gatos for the annual huge and fantastic St. Patrick’s day party. Join thousands for music, dancing, and home cooked – tickets are $55 and can be purchased at the bar. Alcohol is sold separately. Questions, call 408-395-1233 or visit Hannegan’s Facebook page

Dublin, CA St Patrick’s Festival • March 18, 19

The Dublin, CA St. Patrick’s weekend celebrations follow the Green & White Gala on March 17, and a Pancake Breakfast on March 18. Parade starts at 9.30am on March 18, and festivities with music, food & drink and children’s events take place all weekend. For the health conscious, a 5k fun run and walk takes place on Sunday at 8.30. more

Hibernian Newman Luncheon • March 17

The Hibernian Newman Club of San Francisco is a non-profit organization of business and professional people of Irish descent whose residence or place of business is located within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Established in 1964, the Hibernian Newman Club has supported the Newman Centers at San Francisco State University and U. C. San Francisco through donations and annual luncheons on Saint Patrick’s Day and at Christmas.This year’s event on Friday, March 17, 2017 honors Hibernian of the Year, Jack Fitzpatrick, and keynote speaker is Father Matt Foley. more

Spirit Of Ireland Award, San Jose • Mar 28

The Spirit of Ireland Awards are presented to individuals or companies whose accomplishments have exemplified the relationship between San Jose / Silicon Valley and Dublin, Ireland. This year’s recipient is Marie O’Flaherty – more

Events & Awards

IIPC Active Retirement Luncheon • Mar 9

IIPC Active Retirement Luncheon • ongoing events

The IIPC Active Retirement Club Coffee Morning, Cairde Café, meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10.00 a.m. at the United Irish Cultural Center. It is a chance to meet familiar and new faces in a friendly relaxed gathering.  Tea and soda bread are served and there is always a game of Bingo or a hand of cards to be played.

Feb 28th: This month, at the Feb 28th coffee morning, there will be a screening of RTE’s Nationwide. All welcome.

March 28th: On March 28th at the Cairde Café, there will be an inter-provincial table quiz.  All welcome.

For more information please contact Joan at the IIPC on 415.752.6006. Suggested donation of $5.

Scholarship Program Deadline March 17

Since 1994, the ICCC Leo Walsh Scholarship Program has awarded more than 357 scholarships to eighth graders and high school seniors entering the next level of their education. Through the hard work of volunteers, especially its founder Leo Walsh, the program has grown immensely over the years. Download 2017 Application.  Completed applications must be received at the UICC by March 17th.
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Irish Network Bay Area • First Thursday Events

Irish Network Bay Area is a community of Irish expatriates, Irish Americans and friends of Ireland built around personal networking and the sharing of professional knowledge and business experience. Members and friends of the Irish Network Bay Area (San Francisco) reflect the professional and cultural heritage of an Ireland that is skilled, diverse and ambitious. The INBA regular First Thursday event is a casual networking get together, and a chance to meet members old and new. Whether you are new to the city or a long time resident, all are welcome.

In addition to the Irish Network Bay Area’s First Thursdays in San Francisco, the group kicked off a regular series of meetups in Silicon Valley for members, with events held on second Thursdays at Molly Magee’s Mountain View. check INBA for events.

Irish Technology Leadership Group

Established in October 2007 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, the ITLG is a non-profit organization comprised of  high-level global technology leaders who are Irish or Irish-American. The Group includes senior executives from some of the worlds leading corporations, each of whom are committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and Silicon Valley, and helping Ireland address the challenges of embracing new technology opportunities. ITLG website

Blue Stockings Salon • Speaker Events Sept – June

John Dyson • April 5th

John Dyson, Owner Williams Selyem Vineyards. In less than two decades, this winery has achieved cult-status and garnered international acclaim for their Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Zinfandels –  John will recount his story from Politics to Pinot. more

Blue Stockings Salon is hosted by a modern-day Salonnière Norene Sheehan, originally from Cork. This organization presents its members and guests with a whole new approach to social exchange.  Inspired by 18th century Salons, Norene hosts a modern-day version with  live, monthly events that invite dialog between the speaker and participants in a variety of intimate social settings.