Comhaltas' President Mary McBride, has been named the 2018 Irish Australian of the Year.
To quote a newsletter from Comhaltas, "We can think of no one more deserving of this award than Mary. Every single person who comes through the door at Comhaltas is made to feel welcome, wanted and valued because Mary is the absolute personification of 'cead mile failte'. She does so much for Comhaltas, often behind the scenes, sometimes seemingly unnoticed, but never unappreciated...
...It sometimes seems as if Mary knows nearly everyone in the Irish community. Mary makes it a point to know everyone because she genuinely cares about people and has the biggest heart of anyone we know."
Congratulations to Mary on her well deserved achievement.
Comhaltas are having a spooky Halloween night at their usual 'haunt' (haha!) St Philip's Anglican Church Hall in Collingwood, on Saturday 27th October.
A message from the Festival Committee:
"• Are you passionate about your Irish heritage?
• Would you like to contribute to Melbourne’s only St. Patrick’s day festival?
• Would you be willing to put in time and effort to help this event continue and develop in the future?
Melbourne Irish Festival Committee are looking to recruit new committee members to help in the organizing of the Melbourne Irish Festival. It's a big day enjoyed by many and it needs a dedicated committee to organise it. If you are interested, or would like to help please contact us via facebook, through our website or at email@example.com."
Find them on facebook here