20th Chapter in Atlanta, Georgia, will integrate the US Southeast with community of Irish,

Irish Americans and ‘friends’ of Ireland across US.

(Atlanta, Georgia) – Irish Network USA is set to officially launch its 20th chapter on March 5, 2016, with an event for Irish Network Atlanta at The Druid Hills Golf Club. Ticket includes a Black Tie Ball at Druid Hills Golf Club with dinner and entertainment, followed by a VIP afterparty at Ri Ra Irish Pub – Atlanta for the Conor McGregor World Title fight.

“Irish Network Atlanta brings new energy, perspective and talent to Atlanta’s Irish community,” stated Shane Stephens, Consul General of Ireland, Atlanta. “I believe it can play a strategic role in further integrating our family of Irish organizations and facilitating collective action. I look forward to attending the network’s formal launch on March 5th and collaborating with it on a range of upcoming projects.”

“The launch of Irish Network Atlanta is another significant step forward for Irish Network USA, and we are proud to celebrate this milestone with them” stated Steve Lenox, President, Irish Network USA. “Their committed approach to coordinating efforts with already existing and successful organizations in their area, the support they have received from their local Consulate, first under Paul Gleeson and now under Shane Stephens, and the strategic importance of Atlanta as a foothold into the US Southeast in efforts to engage the Global Irish to ‘invest’ in Ireland, combine the ingredients for a perfect recipe of success for future growth and success! ”

Irish Network Atlanta will work within the framework of Irish Network USA to bolster business opportunities and economic development between the United States and Ireland, to support and encourage Irish Arts and Culture through film, literature, theater, dance, and language; to encourage and promote Irish sports through the States; to support the efforts of local Irish organizations and associations; and to serve as a conduit between newly arrived Irish immigrants and their communities in member cities and states.

Board member, Brian Boland is “delighted to be finally launching Irish Network Atlanta after 18 months of careful planning, which involved meeting and forming alliances with other Irish groups in the city, traveling to meet other networks across the U.S., and exploring strategies to engage the younger Irish diaspora. We feel it’s a great time to be launching here in Atlanta, and I am honored to bring together a fantastic new board to start the latest chapter of Irish Network USA in our great city, which can hopefully form a platform for other networks across the Southeast. ”

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