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Ireland Funds Dinner • March 4

The annual San Francisco Gala Dinner takes place at Grand Ballroom, St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, and honors Philip Grant, Consul General of Ireland, with The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award, and Ian Casey, co-founder CVPartners Inc and R&DPartners, with The Ireland Funds Young Leadership Award.
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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.

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


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Grand Marshal’s Dinner • Feb 24

The United Irish Societies – Grand Marshal’s Dinner will take place on February 24 at the United Irish Cultural Center, to announce and honor the 2017 Grand Marshal, Dairmud Philpott. Honorary Grand Marshals for 2017 are: Claire Hackett, Rita O’Mahoney and Frank O’Rourke. More information and tickets here

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

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.