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Honorary Consuls - Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta

Ireland is represented by a number of Honorary Consuls across the US Southeast.

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Charleston, South Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Mr. Robert John Young
McLaughlin Young
5925 Carnegie Boulevard, Suite 350
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209

Telephone: (704) 529-1428

Email: Robert.young@honoraryconsul.ie

HC John Young

Dr. Young was appointed the first Honorary Consul of Ireland for North Carolina in April 2014. Born in Ireland, and a leading member of the Irish community in Charlotte for many years, Dr. Young helped establish the Irish Society of Charlotte in 1986 (now the Charlotte Irish Connection) and served as its first President.

With an undergraduate degree from the University of London and doctorate from Purdue University, Dr. Young has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina. He is a published author and in 1987 founded the McLaughlin Young Group - a human capital firm specializing in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and employee assistance programs. He regularly conducts leadership seminars for senior business executives at Ballynahinch Castle in the west of Ireland.

Dr. Young and his wife, Mary Pat, have lived in North Carolina for over 30 years. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Charleston, South Carolina

Honorary Consul of Ireland
Duffy & Young LLC 
96 Broad Street, Charleston
SC 29401

Telephone: +1 843 720 2044

Email: brian.duffy@honoraryconsul.ie

Honorary Consul South Carolina Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy was born in Charleston and is of Irish heritage, with his family retaining close ties to Ireland. Mr Duffy is an attorney, admitted to the Bar of South Carolina, District of Columbia, US Supreme Court and several appellate jurisdictions. He is well established in the legal community in South Carolina, having served as President of the Charleston County Bar Association and the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Brian was a founder of his law firm Duffy & Young in 2007, and is a part owner of the business. 

Brian Duffy is involved in the life of the Irish community in Charleston, where he is a member of the Hibernian Society and other groups. Mr. Duffy is married to Medéa, and they have three children.