b"AUSTRALIA AROUND THE WORLD Melbourne DinnerTeresa Keating May, 2019 The Ireland Funds Australia celebrated in style for our annualExecutive Directorspoke of our ongoing work supporting the people Melbourne fundraiser, an evening affair at the beautifulGlasshouse at Olympicof Northern Ireland for the last 30 years, through projects of Community Parkwhere more than 170 guests gathered for a celebration of the work that weDevelopment, Peace and Reconciliation and Integrated Education. Guests pres-do. AIEF Scholarship graduateGabrielle Ebsworthgave a wonderful acknowl- ent rose to the challenge, donating $40,000 to projects across Northern Ireland. edgement of country and speech to open the occasion,Clare ONeil MPjoinedAuctioneerChris McKearneyfrom EBM Insurance expertly conducted our live as a special guest, and the Irish AmbassadorBreandnCaollathanked guestsauction.A huge thank you to major sponsors,Melbourne Rebels, Coolmore for supporting the work of The Ireland Funds Australia. ChairmanYvonneStud, Sydney Yachts ,Mrs Jones at the Orient, NAB, Victoria Racing Cluband Le Baswelcomed guests including fellow Board Members, Major Sponsors,Australian Radio Network . We were entertained byZeonand our guests also Supporters and the Melbourne Young Leader Committee. Yvonne gave anenjoyed some interactiveRiverdancefun with theChristine Ayers Irish School overview of activities of The Ireland Funds Australia over the past year includ- of Dance , who invited guests to the dance floor to learn some steps of Irish ing support ofScience Gallery Melbourne, SoarandTrinity Business School .dancing themselves.1 2 34 5 61Ross Xenos, Eoin Toolan, Clare ONeil MP, Sinead Diver, Sonia O'Sullivan, Jenny Owen, Carmel Callan, H.E. BreandnCaolla, Yvonne Le Bas2Mara Galbally, Eva Volpe, Francis Loughran, Laurie Auer, Chris McKearney, Mary Gearin, Teresa Keating3Paul OBrien, Marie OBrien, Ted Johnson4Helene McNamara, Carmel Callan, H.E. BreandnCaolla, Deirdre Gillespie, James Dunne5Sonia OSullivan, Yvonne Le Bas, Sandra Booth, David Woodward, Lanta Woodward6Carmel Callan, H.E. BreandnCaolla, Professor Karen Day, Rose Hiscock7Harriet Auld, Ryan Jefferies, Lee Casey, Lisa Watts8Jeffery Robinson, Seamus & 7 8 Chris Molougney, Marina & Brian Devitt, Lisa & Declan MurphyPhotos: Matto Lucas Photographyconnect 201985"