Each March, a delegation from Dublin visits San Jose for Irish Week, an annual week of events produced by the San Jose – Dublin Sister City Program.
This year’s delegation will be led by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, along with Dublin City Councilors and representatives from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Digital Hub, Dublin Institute of Technology and Failte Ireland.
Also in attendance will be San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, San Jose City Council members, Mary Kane, President of Sister Cities International and a wide array of Silicon Valley CEOs, business professionals and community leaders.
Program of events:
Friday, March 9
8:00 a.m. - Irish Week Welcome Breakfast*
Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando, San Jose
* Limited Breakfast seating–no tickets will be sold at the door.
10:00 a.m. - Flag Raising Ceremony
San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose
The national anthem of both countries will be sung by the children’s choir of St. John Vianney.
Tickets: N/A Open to the Public.
Saturday, March 10
10:30 a.m. - 21st Century Storytelling: Independent Filmmaking from Dublin to San Jose
San Pedro Square Market, 87 North San Pedro Street, San Jose
Presented by the San Jose - Dublin Sister City Program and CreaTV San Jose.
Tickets: N/A Open to the Public. This free event is open to the first 60 people who register by March 8th.
6:30 p.m. - 2012 Spirit of Ireland Award Dinner
Honoring Mary Ellen and Michael E. Fox, Sr.
San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose
Social Hour: 6:30 p.m., Dinner: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150, Black Tie Optional
Sunday, March 11
2:00 p.m. - Buried Child - Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, by Sam Shepard
Directed by Kenneth Kelleher, this powerful and brilliant play probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. Buried Child has been called one of Shepard's best plays.
San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. 1st Street, San José
To purchase tickets, go to www.sanjose-stage.com or call Box Office: (408) 283-7142, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tues.-Fri.
When & Where
San Jose - Dublin Sister City Program
The mission of the San José - Dublin Sister City Program is to develop cultural, economic, artistic and sporting ties between San Jose and Dublin as well as Silicon Valley. The program includes Irish Week, Education, Sporting, Community Outreach, the Arts and Business.
For more information visit www.sanjosedublin.org.