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2010 BOSTON ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Boston Harbor Hotel—Wharf Room Wednesday, March 17, 2010

From left, Mary Sugrue McAleer, Executive Vice President of The Irish American Partnership, Sean Moynihan Esq. of The Moynihan Group, and Mary Henderson, Irish vocalist par excellance.

Joe Leary, President of the Partnership, Partnership Director Bill Reilly, Colleen Reilly and friends.


The Irish American Partnership Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in Boston was held in the Wharf Room at the Boston Harbor Hotel overlooking picturesque Boston Harbor on a beautiful crisp spring morning with over 250 Irish Bostonians in attendance. Irish and American national Anthems led by the incomparable Mary Henderson, Green and White carnations for all, an elaborate premium breakfast with new and old friends and a fastmoving, entertaining program. Ireland’s Consul General Michael Lonergan and British Consul General Dr. Phillip Budden were recognized for their contributions to the Boston area. Minister of State from the Northern Ireland Office, The Honorable Paul Goggins MP and Ireland’s Minister for Labor affairs The Honorable Dara Calleary TD from County Mayo presented their remarks describing conditions in Ireland and its future prospects. Both Ministers complimented the Partnership’s work in Ireland. Executive Vice President of the Partnership, Mary Sugrue McAleer’s remarks were the highlight of the breakfast reviewing the Partnership’s grant programs in Ireland. The breakfast adjourned promptly at 9:30, as promised, with the singing of God Bless America presented by Mary Swanton and Dorchester’s Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Choir. Many thanks to all who attended our Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast with special thanks to Mary Swanton, Mary Henderson and Tourism Ireland.

From left around the head table, Irish Consul General Michael Lonergan, Charles Lynch, Fred Stephens, British Minister Paul Goggins MP, Charles Donahue, Nancy Donahue, Josephine Shields and Irish Minister Dara Calleary TD. THE IRISH AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP

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Boston Harbor Hotel Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Minister Dara Calleary TD at the podium.

British Minister Paul Goggins MP addressing the breakfast.

Kevin J. Leary of VPNE Parking Solutions, Joe Leary and Mary Kelleher.

At right, Al Minihan of Preti Minihan Strategies and friend.

Minister Goggins and State Senator Steven Tolman.

Jack Bermingham, Pat Jennings and Jim O’Brien.

Boston Harbor Hotel Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kevin W. Leary’s table.

On the right, Host Committee member Brian McMenimen, Esq. and guests.

Dierdre Ni Fhalluin, Irish Deputy Consul General in Boston, presents winner Joe Harney with two round trip tickets to Ireland courtesy of Tourism Ireland, a co-sponsor of the breakfast.

Applause for the performance of the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Choir.

With Thanks A successful breakfast does not occur without a lot of hard work. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the following Breakfast Chairmen and Table Sponsors for their generous support. Edward Forry, Publisher, Boston Irish Reporter Kevin W. Leary, Chairman & CEO, VPNE Parking Solutions Brian J. McMenimen, Esq., Adler Pollock Sheehan PC Al Minihan, Preti Minihan Strategies Michael Murphy, Esq., Preti Flaherty Sean P. Moynihan, Esq., The Moynihan Group Michael O’Connor, President, The Irish Cultural Centre Brian T. O’Neill, Sr. , Esq., Law Offices of Brian T. O’Neill, PC William J. Reilly, Jr., Director, The Irish American Partnership Senator Steven Tolman, Massachusetts State Senate

Many thanks for joining us March 17th. We look forward to another festive morning next year!


newsletter of The Irish American Partnership highlighting the Boston Saint Patrick's Day Breakfast of 2010.

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