SOURCE: City of San Jose, California

March 03, 2008 19:43 ET

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

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - 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

Contact Information

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