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Upcoming Events

24 September The Global 5k #YLGlobal5k

On September 24th, 2016, the collective chapters of The Ireland Fund Young Leaders from around the world will host an event together - The Irish Run the World, a Global 5K race.

The #YLGlobal5k event will span 16 cities across 6 countries over a 20 hour period.
Starting in Brisbane at 7am with the baton handed to Sydney, who are delighted to have Swans great Tadhg Kennelly join us and then over to Melbourne for the official launch with global patron Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan.
All of the runs will be followed by our now famous and well deserved Irish BBQ!
You can show your support by registering to run for $50, creating a fundraising page or donating.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Melissa.
You can also join the conversation by using #YLGlobal5k.

Please join us for our flaghship event of the year, our Sydney Garden Party on Sunday 13 November at Lady Mary Fairfax’s private residence ‘Fairwater’ in Double Bay.
To book your tickets please contact Melissa.
Click here to view last years Sydney Garden Party

30 November Sydney Young Leaders Christmas Drinks at Opera Bar

The Sydney Young Leaders are hosting their annual Christmas Drinks at Opera Bar on Wednesday 30 November from 6pm. We look forward to welcoming everyone and thanking them for all their support throughout 2016.
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Past Events

12 August Annual Brisbane Luncheon 

The Annual Brisbane Luncheon was held for the first time on a Friday at the lovely Hillstone St Lucia and was another successful event for the Australian Ireland Fund both socially and financially. The highlight of the lunch included the panel discussion involving H.E. Noel White in his last official engagement for the Fund, Chairman John O'Neill AO and former Wallaby and Fox Sports pundit Tim Horan discussing all things, Irish, football and sports. The discussion was expertly managed by Catherine Murphy who kindly performed the role of MC at the lunch.

For the full details on the Lunch please click here.

A message from the Integrated Education Fund Ireland

On this day 35 years ago, 28 brave students arrived at the opening of Lagan College under armed guard, despite great opposition from many quarters. Lagan was the first planned integrated school in Northern Ireland.
Today, almost 1300 students and over 150 staff arrive at Lagan College for their first proper day of the school year.
They would not be where they are now without the hard work, determination and perseverance of the founding parents, supporters, staff, students, governors, financial backers, All Children Together, and everyone involved with the foundation of Lagan College.
This year two more schools will also officially join the Integrated Movement - Killyleagh Integrated Primary School and Loughries Integrated Primary School - two schools that have chosen to transform to integrated status as a result of successful parental ballots. The IEF will support them on this equally brave and courageous journey.
From the original school and the first 28 children we are proud that there are now 65 integrated schools, with over 23,000 pupils, across Northern Ireland.
Thank you for all your support in helping us to help integrated schooling to keep growing!

Competition Time!

Send in your Best Irish Joke to be in with a chance of winning a Taste Ireland Hamper Worth $50

Submit you joke HERE!

The winner will be emailed on Friday 9th September

Support us by attending one of our events outlined above, joining our Governor, Associate or Benefactor programmes or by making a general donation 


Teresa Keating
Executive Director
The Australian Ireland Fund