b'GREAT BRITAIN AROUND THE WORLD 1 2 3Impact Breakfast1Noelette Hanley,May, 2019 The Ireland Funds Great Britain hosted its firstIreland. Catherine Hennessy then began the session, explaining Eilish Byrne-Whelehan, Anthony Harte, Katie JemmettImpact Breakfastwhere guests were invited to meet threeto the group how icap has been successful in tackling the stigma 2Anthony Harte, Seamus McGarry,organizations that have received funding through the annualaround mental health among the older Irish community through John McIvor its culturally sensitive therapeutic approach coupled with strong 3Eilish Byrne-Whelehan presents IFGB Grant Round thanks to their donations and support. Over Photos: The Ireland Fund Great Britaina light breakfast kindly provided by event sponsorBank ofpartnerships with Irish welfare organizations, alcohol and mental AmericaMerrillLynch ,guestsheardpresentationsfromhealth services for nearly 20 years. Noelette Hanley outlined to Catherine Hennessy , CEO oficap (Immigration Counsellingthe group how Luton Irish Forum is a truly representative com-and Psychotherapy); Noelette Hanley , Chief Officer ofLutonmunity organization that serves Lutons diverse, vulnerable and Irish ForumandEilish Byrne-Whelehan , Musical Director ofsocially excluded people before showing how the IFGBs sup-Feith an Cheoil School of Traditional Music. Katie Jemmett ,port has made a difference to this work. Eilish Byrne-Whelehan Director of The Ireland Funds Great Britain, opened the eventconcluded the Impact Breakfast by giving an overview of the and introduced the host,John McIvor , who spoke briefly aboutteaching done by Feith an Cheoil, the contribution this has had his and Bank of America Merrill Lynchs connection to Ire- to the local Irish community and beyond and how the IFGBs land and the philanthropic support they provide to projects indonations have fed into this. Photos: Ros Kavanagh CitySong with The Abbey TheatreJune, 2019 On a balmy summers eve in June, donors andThe group then moved on toSoho Theatrewhere they saw a supporters joined us for a night of sublime theatre, good foodperformance of the Abbey Theatres production of CitySong. and lively discussions. The evening began with a reception atDubliner playwrightDylan Coburn-Grayshowed the three gen-Quo Vadis where The Ireland Funds Great Britain Treasurer,erations of a Dublin family on one epic day through poetry and Ruairi Conneely , welcomed guests and updated them on thea chorus of voices. The night was rounded off with dessert and recent activities of the chapter. As guests sat down to a privatedrinks back at Quo Vadis which Dylan Coburn-Gray and the dinner, Director of theAbbey Theatre, Neil Murrayintroducedcast joined for. It was a wonderful evening that underlined the himself, the award-winning play of the evening,CitySong , andstrength of support The Ireland Funds Great Britain for arts and traced the Abbey Theatres relationship with The Ireland Funds.culture.connect 201993'