CICA LONDON GOLF CLASSIC 26 OCTOBER 2018

CEILIURADH LONDAIN 13 OCTOBER 2018


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IRELAND'S OWN
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ANNUAL DINNER & DANCE: DETAILS TBC


Corner Boys by John MacKenna
UK National Tour 2018
London Press Night: Wednesday 24th October, Lion and Unicorn Theatre
CORNER BOYS

During a sold-out national tour of Ireland in 2016, award winning playwright John MacKenna’s play Corner Boys was described as ‘hilariously funny, heartbreakingly sad but, above all, true to life’ by RTE Radio 1, Corner Boys is now embarking on a 2018 UK national tour, playing the London Fringe and Irish Cultural Centres around the country.

Writer John MacKenna has won the Hennessy Literary Award, the Irish Times Fiction Award and the Cecil Day- Lewis Award.

Let’s go back to 1963. And to a small village in rural Ireland. The visit of American President John F Kennedy brings romance to Mary and Alice’s lives, as they work in the local drapery shop. Three unemployed ‘corner boys’ spend their days trying to fill their empty lives hanging out on the village square. This powerful play exposes the light and dark sides of rural Irish life in the sixties – the hell-fire religious sermons, the carnivals, the humour, the dreams and the desperation. This is a story of dreaming of a life and love, in another time, yet a time still alive in Irish ex-pat memory.

Producer, Fiona Kelly of Ladies Who Punch Productions comments, ‘We are thrilled to present our debut UK production of Corner Boys by award-winning writer John MacKenna. Having toured the play in Ireland 2 years ago, I am very much looking forward to getting back into rehearsals and bringing the play to life again for the UK audience. Corner Boys is one of the most controversial plays to hit the UK stage this year – it’s a powerful and tragic story of yearning for a life away from the corner of the village square - if only these boys were brave and bold enough to follow their dreams."

Speaking on this being her third time to direct the production, Marian Brophy comments ‘Having had 2 successful tours of Ireland with Corner Boys, I am ecstatic that our third tour of the production is for audiences across the UK this year.  I feel very strongly that the themes in the play will resonate in particular with Irish ex-pats, Irish communities in England and those of Irish descent. There has always been a strong tie between our 2 countries and cultures, with many Irish people in the 50s and 60s seeing England as the most viable escape route, emotionally and economically. Those themes are very much there in the play and through each character’s story.’

The UK tour will be playing to audiences who are regular visitors to Irish Cultural Centres and not necessarily theatre- goers. This production of Corner Boys aims to get the audience talking and reminiscing about the Ireland of the 60s that many emigrated to the U.K from, along with a throwback to the Ireland they left behind.

CORNER BOYS



Fr Murphy's Camogie & Football Club, led the City of London's St Patrick's Parade. It was a freezing cold day but 38 girls turned up so every county and provincial flag was carried, the colour party looked resplendent in their specially designed tee-shirts emblazoned with the CICA logo.

The CICA would like to thank the girls of Fr Murphy's for turning out in style and also the sponsors Clonakilty Black Pudding, Engage Education, DRS Bond Management and the Cork Foundation, not forgetting BODIBRO of Wexford, who designed and produced the very striking jerseys.

Prior to the parade, The CICA hosted the annual St Patrick's Mass and breakfast. A large crowd was present, including the Ambassador of Ireland Adrian O Neill and his wife Aisling, together with the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD, together with his wife. Gerry McFlynn celebrated a wonderful Mass with the musical accompaniment of Harpist Gina Mackey. Again a big thank you to Clonakilty Black Pudding for supplying the breakfast and to Tess Maguire and Maeve Heath for organising the event.


The Mayor of Camden, Richard Cotton, with CICA Llife President Mary Allen and Jenny of Clonakilty.



THE PRIZED JERSEY!


MIND YOURSELF closed as an independent organisation in March 2018 but is delighted to say its services have now moved to the London Irish Centre. Mind Yourself promotes the health and wellbeing of Irish people in London and has a busy calendar of events. There is something for everyone, from art and music to exercise classes and coffee mornings. Why not come along and get involved! As well as the groups, there is a one to one service connecting clients with the most appropriate health and wellbeing services for their needs.

Some of our activities include: ART GROUP - BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING - CARERS' GROUP - COFFEE MORNING - COURTAULD GALLERY TOUR - CREATIVE WRITING - EXERCISE CLASS - FILM CLUB - KNIT & NATTER - LIBRARY GROUP - LUNCH CLUB - MEMORY CAFE - MUSIC GROUP - TAI CHI & MINDFULNESS - TEA DANCE - WALK & WONDER - and more!

For more information, please get in touch with Ruth: 07432 195835




The Meath Association of London warmly invites you to our DIAMOND JUBILEE DANCE to be held at the Trim Castle 4 Star Hotel in Trim Co. Meath which sits with quiet authority overlooking the truly magnificent Trim Castle. This historic occasion will take place Saturday 28 July 2018. Make a note in your diaries! For further information call: Michael Kearney on 020 8961 0874
Location: Trim Castle Hotel Castle Street, Trim, County Meath

My name is Joe O'Neill and I am the Artistic Director of the Little Shadow Theatre Company. We are a theatrical company based in Dublin city centre which is dedicated to creating exciting and original Theatre & Film.

We would like to invite you to any night of our production of 'The New Irish Playbook' which runs from 30 July to 2 August 2018. We will be travelling over from Dublin to take part in the Camden Fringe Festival. This production is a series of short original plays written & directed by Joe O'Neill.

ETCETERA THEATRE DATES & TIMES:
July 30 - 6:30pm
July 31 - 4:30pm
August 1 - 4:30pm
August 2 - 2:30pm

TICKET INFORMATION

I hope you can make it!
Warm Regards,
Joe O'Neill
Little Shadow Theatre Company

NEW IRISH PLAYBOOK PRESS RELEASE

THE CAMDEN FRINGE 2018

FOR YOUR VIEWING:
Coming Out (Short Film)
Our Child (Short Film)

Twitter: @Theatreshadow
Instagram: @Littleshadowtheatre
Little Shadow Theatre Company Facebook




Philip Treacy is one of the most prolific and acclaimed hat designers working in the UK. His work was very much in evidence at this year's Royal Wedding and at Royal Ascot. Meghan Markle wore one of his designs for her first official public engagement as the Duchess of Sussex. Other notable clients include Madonna, Tina Turner, Grace Jones, who has showcased his creations on and off stage, and Lady Gaga, for whom he made a black telephone hat.
Originally from Ahascragh, a small village in County Galway, Ireland, Philip learned to sew when he was six years old. He grew up opposite a church and he recalls how, as a young boy, he would go to all the weddings, uninvited, to look at the clothes and in particular the wedding dresses.


He went on to study fashion at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and then won a place on the MA fashion design course at the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 1990 with first class honours. He enjoyed a meteoric rise to success when fashion stylist Isabella Blow saw his student hat collection. She introduced him to Karl Lagerfeld, who quickly invited him to design hats for Chanel Couture when he was still in his early twenties. He has won the title of British Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards on five occasions, and was awarded an honorary OBE for services to the British fashion industry in 2007.

Presenter Kirsty Young (LISTEN)


How does 2018 Grand Slam compare to delirium of 2009?
RTE, 19 MARCH 2018



CICA ST PATRICK'S MASS & IRISH BREAKFAST
The Annual St Patrick's Mass will take place at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB, with the celebration of Mass in the McNamara Hall on Sunday 18 March 2018 commencing at 8.45am. Our celebrant will be Fr Gerry McFlynn and the musical accompaniment will be provided by the professional artist Ms Gina Mackey in the presence of the Irish Ambassador and the visiting Minister from Ireland with additional guests.

Our sincere thanks to the Irish Chaplaincy for their continued support and co-operation. Following the Mass, the traditional Irish breakfast will be served. Our thanks to Clonakilty foods for their generous sponsorship of the breakfast food. Please purchase tickets no later than 17 March 2018. There will be a very limited number of tickets available on the morning of the Mass & Breakfast so please make every effort to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are now available - Donation: £6.00 (to cover costs) Please contact:
John Giltenan: 0795 6 855957
Tess McGuire:  0778 7318444
Larry O'Leary: 0794 4178879
Bridie Shaw:  0788 7683314


CICA LONDON AGM 20 FEBRUARY 2018

Dear County Delegates & Officers,
following from our recent 65th Annual General Meeting which was held at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday 20 February 2018, I wish to take this opportunity as Honorary Secretary to pay tribute to all of our officers and delegates for their attendance at a very successful meeting, and also like to acknowledge the sincere absence of valuable members who kindly offered their apologies owing to genuine personal reasons for their alternative commitments.

The ELECTION of COUNCIL of IRISH COUNTIES OFFICERS for 2018
President: Mr John Connolly (Fermanagh)
Chairman: Mr Larry O'Leary (Cork)
Vice Chairman: Mr Tom Mcasey (Wicklow)
Secretary: Mr John Giltenan (Limerick)
Asst Secretary: Mrs Mairead Liston (Monaghan)
Treasurer: Mr Michael Kearney (Meath)
Assistant Treasurer :Mrs Kathy Slevin (Meath)
Development Officer: Mrs Claire Nolan Sturley (Carlow & Dublin)
SEE FULL LISTING

Other items that were discussed at the meeting:
The CICA sub-committee related that plans are well in progress for a big event to take place at the London Irish Centre, Camden to enhance the CICA and pass on our great culture and history to future generations scheduled for 29/30 September 2018. Final details to be confirmed and clarified. Please note these dates in your diary as we wish to involve all counties for their support & contributions.

IRISH COUNTY ASSOCIATIONS AFFILIATION FEE 2018
It was agreed by the meeting in general consensus that the CICA fee for affiliation for  2018 will for the first time (in over 10years!) be increased to £30.00 per county association from our current £20. To county associations re-affiliating after a long absence, this fee will be waivered for the first year of their re-organistaion.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

CICA ST PARICK'S MASS & IRISH BREAKFAST
The Annual St Patrick's Mass will take place on Sunday 18 March 2018 commencing at 8.45am. (SEE DETAILS ABOVE.)

LONDON ST PARICK'S DAY FESTIVAL 2018
We have been offered the facility to have a C.I.C.A stall in Trafalgar square following the Parade and will continue until 6.00pm. Our stall will include our county flags, some relevant history and displays of the CICA. There will also be contacts for potential visitors to learn and liaise with our county associations. Volunteers are essential and warmly welcomed to make this a truly fun and successful occasion. Volunteers will assist with staffing and help at the stall. We recommend a minimum of 2-3 people on the stall for a maximum of one hour per shift for approximately 4 hours. For those interested, please do not hesitate to contact me: John Giltenan: 0795 6855957

MESSAGE FROM LARRY O'LEARY, CHAIRMAN
Regarding the forthcoming London St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival 2018: Kindly remember that we work in close co-operation with London City Hall for the Parade and do not dictate the running order. Thank you for your co-operation and support. We look forward to seeing you all on 18 March 2018. Kindly read the following note:

I am in constant touch with City Hall regarding the City's St Patrick's Parade and have raised all the concerns of the CICA members. Most importantly, members being stuck in the underpass, which has been addressed, and more clarity on the numbering/lettering of the sections, which has also been addressed. The Parade running order is currently being looked at by City Hall and they should have a rough draft to all the St Patrick's advisory committee by the end of next week. It will then be sent out to all participants.

I have asked City Hall to look into the following:
• Would it be possible to have all the CICA Counties together?:  Unfortunately, this is not possible as City Hall are responsible to make a varied and overall attractive parade. However, they are considering splitting the counties into two groups but have them in the same section. Do bear in mind that some of the counties have floats as well.
• The Waterford Association will be in a prominent position at the front in tribute to Bill Aulesbury.
• The Ballindangan Pipe Band from Wexford will be prominent as well.
• The Parade Order should then be finalised by Monday 12 March 2018.

In fairness to City Hall, they have taken all our concerns on board and the only one they cannot meet is having the counties together for the reasons explained above. Hope this keeps everyone informed.
LARRY O'LEARY: Chairman of the Council of Irish County Associations London

NEXT CICA LONDON MEETING: TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2018
The next Council of Irish County Associations London meeting will take place at the London Irish Centre, Camden on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 8.30pm. This is in keeping with the tradition of our organisation since its inception over 60 years ago, and in keeping with the ethos of our organistion which has always recommended and advised that these meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This will be observed unless there is a change at any future AGM to amend this practice. Sincere thanks for your continued co-operation and support and I, along with my fellow officers, look forward to seeing you all again soon.

If there are any further concerns or queries please kindly contact:
John Giltenan, Hon Secretary:
Telephone: 0795 6855957
Email: johnnyg15@sky.com



The Council of Irish County Associaions London Annual General Meeting will take place at the London Irish Centre, Camden on Tuesday 20 February 2018, commencing at 7.30pm sharp. All affiliated counties are invited to have 4 delegates in attendance at this meeting. Please be aware that all nomination forms from the County Associations must be completed and returned to the Hon Secretary John Giltenan no later than Friday 9 February 2018.

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TEL: LARRY O’LEARY (LABHRAS O'LAOGHAIRE): 0794 4178879
TEL: JOHN GILTENAN: 0795 6855957
EMAIL: cica.london@gmail.com

 
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