The San José – Dublin Sister City Program promotes “ civic, cultural, economic, educational, artistic and athletic ties between San Jose and Dublin as well as between Silicon Valley and Ireland.”

The San Jose Dublin Sister City Program supports San José's annual Irish Week celebration, Golf Tournament and the Spirit of Ireland Awards, the San José Dublin Sister City Pat McMahon Masters Level Exchange Scholarship Series, as well as a variety of Exchange Activities and ongoing Irish Community Events.

March 2014 Events!

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This year, 2014, the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program, Inc. has a very exciting calendar of activities to support our mission.

You, our public, were cordially invited to participate in our public activities, which we will continue to present in NEW ways in order to achieve our three goals:

1) Continue our ongoing quarterly series of cultural and social activities;

2) Continue our year round fundraising campaign to exclusively support and grow the “first of its kind” Pat McMahon Masters Level Exchange Scholarship Series, and;

3) Showcase the Spirit of Ireland Award Program distinct from Irish Week.

Pat McMahon Masters Level Exchange Scholarship Series
Our second scholarship recipient is Electronic Systems scholar Andrew Kiernan of Dublin, arrived in late January and is fully immersed at SJSU and Cypress Semiconductor.

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Our San Jose Irish Week Celebration just concluded with the annual visit of the Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn and the Dublin Delegation, March 9-14, 2014.

On Saturday March 8th, the Lord Mayor and Dublin Delegation were welcomed to the City, and stayed to cheer on our San Jose Sharks against the Montreal Canadiens at the SAP Arena.

On Sunday March 9th, the Lord Mayor Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn being a biking enthusiast, we begin Irish Week joined Community Bike Ride for a biking tour of San Jose.

On Tuesday, March 11th, we had Civic Welcome and City Hall Day, begining with the traditional Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall Plaza, and followed by the Official Welcome Luncheon in the adjacent City Hall Rotunda.

Later that evening, we highlighted our partnership in education around the Pat McMahon Masters Level Exchange Scholarship Series with a joint San Jose Dublin Sister City Program / SJSU Reception in honor of the Lord Mayor and the Dublin Delegation at the SJSU Engineering building.

Ceili & Social @ Trinity Cathedral
On Friday, March 14th, we held our St. Patrick's Day Concert and Ceili Social, generously hosted by Dean David Bird at Trinity Cathedral, at Trinity Cathedral in downtown San Jose, and co-produced with The event featured The Black Brothers Band lead by Shay & Michael of Ireland's first family of song, the Black Family.

For more on Trinity Cathedral, check the website at or call at (408) 293-7953. This performance was made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund and the proceeds benefited our Pat McMahon Scholarship Programs.
Click this link to purchase any of our tickets:
Eventbrite - San Jose Dublin Sister City Program Ticket Sales

Or mail a check to:
San José – Dublin Sister City Program, Inc.
189 W Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Use Program's ExtrAA account number 862650 when you book airline tickets, get extra discounts and credits for yourself and our Programs!

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