Irish Association

2013 News Archive

Christmas Reception

This was held in the Linen Hall library, Belfast on Tuesday, 10th December 2013 at 12.30 pm. The Speaker was Séamus McKee, BBC Journalist.

Volunteers 1913: two traditions or one?

Belfast City Hall, 6 pm Tuesday 10 December 2013 For details, click here

IA 75th Anniversary Dinner

Held in Belfast in November in 2013, For details, click here.

Autumn Lunch

This was held on Saturday 21st September 2013 in the St Stephen's Green-Hibernian Club, Dublin. Members and friends of the Irish Association were welcomed.

The guest speaker was Bruce Arnold addressing the theme 'An Englishman working in Irish Journalism'.

Dublin Lunch

Date: Saturday 29th June 2013

In the Stephen's Green-Hibernian Club, Linda Ervine, Irish Language Development Officer for East Belfast, sponsored by the East Belfast Mission and Foras na Gaeilge, gave a presentation on her work.

'Too many histories'? - surveys of the past generation

Held in Dublin in May 2013. For details, click here.

Bratacha 2013

Festival of Flags & Emblems
Dún Laoghaire

The Irish Association President, Rev Brian Kennaway, addressed the subject Flags & Symbols/Emblems (Unionism, north & south, and its symbols, flags, banners & heraldry) on Saturday 11 May at 11:30am. ('Bratacha' is the Irish for 'flags'.)

St Patrick's Day Lunch

Date: Saturday 16th March 2013

Venue: Wellington Park Hotel, 21 Malone Road, Belfast

Details: All members & friends welcomed.

Speaker: Gabrielle Moseley, Acting U.S. Consul General

Sir George Quigley, CB

The meeting of the Council of the Irish Association on 16 March 2013 noted with regret the death of Sir George Quigley.

Sir George had a lengthy and productive career in the civil service, followed by an equally productive career in public life. His achievements were widely recognised as evidenced by the list of appointments and awards he received.

The Irish Association for Cultural, Economic and Social Relations is indebted to Sir George for the encouragement received from him over many years. His most recent involvement with the Association was, as Chairman of the Institute for British & Irish Studies (IBIS), to act as joint chair at our recent conference to mark the centenary of the Ulster Covenant on 22 September 2012.

Rev Brian Kennaway

A Decade Of Commemorations

19th January 2013

Frank Feighan TD, a member of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, addressed the Dublin lunch on this theme.