Thank you friends and members for attending the Irish Network-MN 3rd Annual Bloomsday Festival and celebrating Ireland’s literary icon James Joyce and his most famous novel Ulysses! What special night of music, dance, readings, art, food, drinks, conversation and good friends.
A very special thank you and much appreciation to our our amazing sponsors/partners, David and Amber at Summit Manor, Fitzgerald In Saint Paul, Friends of the St. Paul Library, The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America Division 4, Finnegans, March Out Hunger, Extended Exposures and Irish Gazette.
What an honor it was to have as our Special guests Patrick Coleman, Acquisition librarian at the Minnesota Historical Center, the St. Patrick’s Association’s Mr. Pat 2019, Tom Whaley and Miss Shamrock, Hannah Peter.
We greatly appreciate Stephen Murray, playwright/director for his amazing talent and energy; music guest the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band who providing the wonderful music for the evening; legendary Mike Whalen, Irish dance instructor, doing his magic and leading us in dance along Michelle Bobick O’Connor for providing such great music; John Bergman and Gloria Sell, costume judges; famous local caricaturist Bob Perrizo; St. Paul University Club croquet club for providing croquet.
We thank our membership and guests for their on-going support and making today’s event such a huge success!
Lastly thank you readers and volunteers for helping us make this such a successful event, we could not have done it without you!
See you next year for IN-MN 4th Annual Bloomsday Festival!