SOURCE: City of San Jose, California

March 03, 2008 20:34 ET

/ CORRECTION - San Jose and Dublin Celebrate Sister City Relationship as Prelude to St. Patrick's Day

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - In the news release, "San Jose and Dublin Celebrate Sister City Relationship as Prelude to St. Patrick's Day," issued earlier today by City of San Jose, California, we are advised by the company that the header for the final list should read "2008 Dublin Sister City Delegation" rather than "2007 Dublin Sister City Delegation" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows.


San Jose and Dublin Celebrate Sister City Relationship as Prelude to St. Patrick's Day

SAN JOSE, CA--(March 3, 2008) - Established in 1986, the San Jose & Dublin Sister City Program, known as "twinning" in Ireland, has thrived throughout its 22-year existence serving to nurture cultural, economic, artistic, sporting, and educational ties between San Jose/Silicon Valley and Dublin.

Friday, March 7

WHAT:   Welcome Breakfast
WHEN:   7:30 a.m., Friday, March 7
WHERE:  San Jose Museum of Art
        110 S. Market Street
WHO:    Program to include:
        --  Mayor Chuck Reed
        --  Dublin Lord Mayor Paddy Bourke
        --  Lord Mayoress Margaret Bourke
        --  San Jose City Councilmembers
        --  Dublin Delegation
        --  Program Emcee: Catherine Heenan, News Anchor, KRON-TV
        Tickets - $35 - www.sanjosedublin.org

WHAT:   City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN:   10 a.m., Friday, March 7
WHERE:  San Jose City Hall Plaza
        200 E. Santa Clara Street
WHO:    Ceremony to include:
        --  San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
        --  Dublin Lord Mayor Paddy Bourke
        --  Una Fannon, Vice Consul, Ireland Consulate General
        --  Dublin Delegation
        --  Pete McHugh, Chair, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
        --  San Jose Fire Department and San Jose Police Department
            Color Guard
        --  Student Choir from San Jose's St. John Vianney Catholic School

WHAT:   Dublin Tourism Luncheon
WHEN:   11:30 a.m., Friday, March 7
WHERE:  Sainte Claire Hotel
        302 S. Market Street
WHO:    In attendance will include:
        --  Dublin Lord Mayor Paddy Bourke
        --  Lord Mayoress Margaret Bourke
        --  Dermot Clarke, Owner/Chef, L'Ecrivain (Winner of Michelin Star)
        --  Patrick Thomas, Chef, L'Ecrivain

WHAT:   Program and Reception
WHEN:   5:30 p.m., Friday, March 7
WHERE:  Trinity Episcopal Church
        81 N. Second Street
WHO:    In attendance will include:
        --  Dublin Lord Mayor Paddy Bourke
        --  David Bird, Dean and Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church
        --  Barbara Goldstein, Director, Public Art Program, San Jose
            Office of Cultural Affairs
        --  Dublin Delegation

Saturday, March 8

WHAT:   Spirit of Ireland Award Dinner
WHEN:   6:30 p.m. - No-Host Reception
        7:30 p.m. - Seating for Dinner
WHERE:  San Jose Athletic Club
        196 N. Third Street, San Jose
WHO:    Program to Feature 2008 Award Recipient John Hannegan
        Tickets - $150 -- Available at www.ticketweb.com

2008 Dublin Sister City Delegation
--  Lord Mayor, Councilor Paddy Bourke
--  Lady Mayoress Margaret Bourke
--  Councilor Mary Freehill
--  Councilor Charlie Ardagh
--  Catherine Kelly
--  John Tierney, City Manager
--  Sadie Tierney
--  Vincent Norton, Executive Manager, City Manager's Department
--  Gina Quin, CEO, Dublin Chamber of Commerce
--  Margaret Sweeney, President, Dublin Chamber of Commerce
--  Dr. Jennifer Edmond, Director, Research Strategy, Trinity College
--  Frank Magee, President, Dublin Tourism
--  Dermot Clarke, Owner/Chef, L'Ecrivain
--  Patrick Thomas, Chef, L'Ecrivain

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