Events

St Patrick’s Day Happenings

St. Patrick’s Day is almost with us so time to send you a final reminder of the Kenya Irish Society celebrations taking place along with some other notices that I have been asked to share. Kenya Irish Society is hosting two events this year – the Ball on March 19th and the Tara Trophy on March 21st. St. Patrick’s Day is almost with us so time to send you a final reminder of the Kenya Irish Society celebrations taking place along with some other notices that I have been asked to share. Kenya Irish Society is hosting two events this ...
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KIS 2014 grant for Desks in Gatoto Primary School

In 2014, one of the successful applicants for KIS Grant funding was the Gatoto Integrated Development Programme and Gatoto Primary school in Imara Daima, Nairobi. The funding request was for the purchase of desks as the increasing size of the intake of students had placed severe strain on all essential school resources, including desks. Following the awarding of the grant, the school worked through issues like the escalating price of timber in Nairobi to secure a reasonable pricing with good quality and achieved their goal of twenty new desks. Have a look at the pictures below ...
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St Patricks Day Garden Party 2015

The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Garden Party was held in Braeside School, Lavington on Saturday 14th March. This year, we had a little hurling poc about. In addition we enjoyed traditional Irish music performed by musicians sponsored by the Irish Embassy. Some photos below ...
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2015 KIS Grants Awarded

This year, The Kenya Irish Society disbursed 2,000,000 KSh between 16 worthy projects. The cheques were handed over as part of the Society’s AGM, held on 16th May at Noelle O’Briens home, in front of over 50 attendants. The grants were awarded to: Patrician Brothers Kweta Home of Peace Ruai for Street Boys Kenya Women’s & Children’s Wellness Center St Columba Kitui Technical Training College Daughters of Charity Treatment of Cervical Cancer Eastlands College of Technology Solar Panel Gatoto Integrated Development Program Ngong Road Children’s Association MMM Mukuru Counter Human Trafficking Mukuru Outreach Proposal – Income Generation Holy Ghosts School ...
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Quiz Night 2015

Please book your table by Friday November 5th so we can get a good estimate of numbers in time. Our annual quiz will take place at the Goan Gymkhana on Saturday, November 14th so please get a quiz team together and join us for a fun night out. Gerry Cunningham and Lesley Mullan will be leading the quiz masters on the night. Quiz team are made up of 8-10 members so please get your teams together and confirm your participation via email to noelle2020(at)gmail.com Tickets for the night including a great curry buffet dinner are 1250KSH will be served during the break ...
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St Patricks Evening 2015 at Juniper Social

The Kenya Irish Society helped the Irish Embassy publicise a very successful St Patricks Evening with Craic agus Ceol agus Ól ...
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2015 KIS Grants – Solar Panels for Eastlands College of Technology

The Kenya Irish Society provided a grant of 140,000KES to the Strathmore Educational Trust (Eastlands College of Technology) to assist in the installation of Solar Panels so that lighting could be provided at the College of Technology. This will help the primary school children and the underprivileged youth that attend the college. Over the first two weeks of July 2015 a team comprising Electronics students form the college as well as students from Xabec Technical college in Spain worked to complete the project. At the end, five solar panels were installed on the roof and were connected to the inverters ...
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Remembrance Day Wreath Laying

Jack O’Regan, Treasurer, laid a wreath on behalf of the Kenya Irish Society, at the Remembrance Day Service at the Ngong Road Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. The service was held on Sunday 8th November. Vincent O’Neill, the Irish Ambassador, also laid a wreath during the ceremony. ​ ...
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Christmas Carols

Our remaining event for 2015 is the Christmas Carols – an event which was started by John and Jean Duffy a few years back. We are delighted to say that Our Ambassador, Vincent O’Neill and his wife Bróna have offered to host the carols on Monday, December 21st starting from 6.00 p.m. The venue will be the Irish Ambassador’s Residence at 3 Mua Park Road, Muthaiga. Please see map using the link https://www.google.com/maps/@-1.2616231,36.8399382,15z. Please confirm your interest in joining this carol event no later than Wednesday, December 16th (4.00 p.m.) by email to kenyairishsociety@gmail.com as only registered participants will be permitted entry. All ...
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Christmas Party 2015

The annual Kenya Irish Society Christmas Party was held on Saturday the 5th of December in the Muthaiga Club. It was a wonderful day, the rain held off, and over ninety adults and children had a Christmas feast of turkey, ham and and all the trimmings. With the help of the Irish Embassy, we were delighted to have Colette Bryce, an award winning poet from Derry, who helped us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats. And Santa Claus even made time in his busy schedule to drop by and give some presents to all the children who ...
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