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Consulate General of Ireland February/March Special Events Newsletter

Our February/March Special Events Newsletter is now available detailing upcoming events and St. Patrick's Day activities around the Consular Area.

Read through our newsletter here. The Contents are below:


St. Patrick's Day 2023 is on its way! The United Irish Societies will be hosting events such as the Grand Marshal Dinner (Feb. 24), Flag Raising (March 3), and 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 11).

Be sure to also keep an eye out for St. Patrick's Day events hosted by the United Irish Cultural Center and keep up to date with the Consulate's activities by following us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.
The Consulate is excited to welcome Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; and Minister for Justice Simon Harris to the Bay Area. 

His visit will include participation in the St. Patrick's Day parade and other festivities in San Francisco as well as trips to Silicon Valley and Sacramento. 
The Golden State Warriors will host Irish Heritage Night at their at their Sunday, February 26 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Use promo code WARRIORSIHN.
Join Amelia Hogan and an ensemble of traditional musicians for the release of her second studio album, Taking Flight at Casement's Bar at 5:30pm on Sunday, February 26
Ireland's all-star band Lúnasa returns for their second appearance at the Presidio Theatre at 7:30pm on Sunday, February 26.
The Black Brothers, Shay and Michael Black are singing siblings from Ireland’s foremost family of song, The Black Family. Join them at the UICC at 6:30pm on Friday, March 3.
The SF Irish Docfest returns to feature four Irish documentaries at the Delancey Street Screening Room starting at 3:30pm on Saturday, March 4.
San Jose's Shamrock Run features a 5k, a Leprechaun Chase Kids Run, the O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub & Five Points Post Race Party (free Guinness with your bib) on Saturday, March 11.
The Consulate will celebrate a record number of Irish nominees at an Oscars watch party at Casement's Bar at 5pm on Sunday, March 12.
Green Road and Irish Soprano Clodagh Kinsella will perform at the United Irish Cultural Center at 7pm on Sunday, March 12.
Run or walk a two mile or 7K race at this year's Runnin' of the Green, Denver's classic Irish jog on the morning of Sunday, March 12.
Irish-born virtuoso violinist and composer Colm Ó Riain and his Ensemble celebrate St.Patrick’s Day at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco at 8pm on Friday, March 17.

Local Greening

On March 17, millions of people with connections to Ireland celebrate St. Patrick’s day and America’s deeply historic connection to Ireland.

Whether you walk in a parade, sing in a seisún, or celebrate around the dinner table at home, St. Patrick’s day is a day for family, community and the color green, Ireland’s national color.

Every year, cities light up their iconic landmarks in green, like San Francisco’s Coit Tower, or Sydney’s  Opera House. We’d like to invite you to participate in this international celebration by lighting something local in green. It doesn’t have to be a skyscraper or ancient monument: it could be your porchlight, your bike, or your business. Anything easy, eye-catching, and inspiring.

Take a look at the example above,and let us know what you'll illuminate. Show us how you went green by sending us a photo at Irelandinsf@gmail.com by March 20th so that we can share images on our social media channels from across our consular region.

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