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Nollaig na mBan DC

  • University Club of Washington DC 1135 16th St NW Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Nollaig na mBan 

Women's Christmas Breakfast Celebration

2019 Keynote Speaker & Honoree:

 Baroness May Blood, MBE

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Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) is held each year in January throughout Ireland to celebrate women’s leadership within the family and community. Join us as we commemorate this tradition with a breakfast honoring former linen mill worker turned community activist and member of the British House of Lords, Baroness May Blood of Northern Ireland.

Baroness Blood is a former trade unionist and shop steward from Belfast who went on to become a respected community activist through her work with the Greater Shankill Partnership and the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition. In 1999, Baroness Blood became the first woman to be given a life peerage and seat in the House of Lords. She is a champion and campaign chairwoman for the Integrated Education Fund.

2019 Invitation

2018 Photos
2018 Newsletter

To pay via check, please make check out to the Irish American Partnership and mail to:

The Irish American Partnership
15 Broad Street, Suite 501
Boston, MA 02109

Questions? Please contact Natalie at natalie@irishap.org or (617) 723-2707


Host Committee

Committee Chair: Monique Choiniere, Esq.

John McCarthy
U.S. House of Representatives

Anne Mitchell
Mitchell & Dunn

Kerry McKenney
Niall Mellon Townships

Rosemary O’Neill
Partnership Member

Linda Maguire
Curragh LLC

Kathleen O’Toole
O’Toole Associates

Amb. Melanne Verveer
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security

Patricia Bonan
Boston College Women’s Council

Geri Critchley
Geri Critchley & Associates

Dr. Mary Mattox Daughtry
GDIT

Susan Davis
Susan Davis International

Tim Feighery, Esq.
Arent Fox

Laurie Keegan
FBB Capital Partners

Norman Houston
Northern Ireland Bureau

Kristen Leary
Leary Ventures

Honorary Host Committee

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch

Senator Ed Markey

Congressman James P. McGovern

Congressman Richard E. Neal

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas

Congressman Brendan Boyle

Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Congressman Gerald Connolly

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Congressman William Keating

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III


Later Event: January 10
Nollaig na mBan Boston