Author and professional genealogist Tom Duncan, founder and owner of The Attic Genealogy Research, will give a brief talk on the challenges and rewards of discovering one's Irish roots.  We'll meet between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Katie Mullen's Irish Pub (1550 Court Place, Denver) on Tuesday, February 10.  There is no cost to attend but please register on this web site:  Come and learn how to research your Irish (or other nationality) ancestors and bring your friends!  


The Ireland Network Chicago has extended an invitation and member rate ($200) to attend its annual ball.  This is one of the most talked about events in the great city of Chicago!  Renowned Gaelic football manager Mickey Harte is this year's Guest Speaker.  Special rates are in effect for guests at The Drake. Please register for the event by visiting the Ireland Network Chicago website:

One of the highlights of the IN Chicago Ball is always its Grand Prize Raffle. With proceeds this year being split between Concern Worldwide and Chicago Irish Immigrant Support, the Irish Network is proud to continue its tradition of giving back.

Tickets for this year's raffle are just $50 (or 3 for $100) and give you a chance to win a free trip to Ireland including airfare, five nights' accommodation at three of Dublin's top hotels, and a round of golf at one of Ireland's most historic courses.  You NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!

To participate in just the raffle- and only 350 tickets will be sold - go to:


Join us on Tuesday, January 20th at the Celtic Tavern for our next Happy Hour.  We will have a short presentation by INCO members Tess Julian, a health care consultant, and Martha Keaveny, an H&R Block tax manager, on the implications of the Affordable Care Act for those who purchased their health care in 2014 through a state or federal exchange.  Come talk to these members about the health care law and its impact on your 2014 tax return.  We'll be serving appetizers and good conversation in the Burns room at the Celtic Tavern, 1801 Blake St, Denver from 5:30 to 7:30 but please register on the Irish Network Colorado site (link below). We'll see you there! 

IRISH WOMEN DRAMATISTS now presented in a new book by INCO Member Eileen Kearney

Eileen Kearney and Charlotte Headrick have created the first anthology of Irish women playwrights that is firmly grounded in the history of twentieth century Irish theater and the social history of modern Ireland.  Women characters dominate the Irish stage yet women dramatists have been neglected, ignored and deliberately marginalized.  This new anthology takes an important step towards addressing that problem.  It celebrates seven great writers whose dramas display the vitality, virtuosity and variety of Irish women's play writing.

Eileen Kearney has been a leading Irish theatre scholar and director since the 1980s and currently teaches at the University of Colorado, Denver.  Charlotte Headrick is professor of theater at Oregon State University and has directed numerous Irish plays. 

Irish Women Dramatists, 1908- 2001, is available, so far, on Amazon:  or contact Eileen Kearney directly:

Honorary Irish Consul Publishes Book on Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement
Colorado's Honorary Irish Consul Jim Lyons announced the publication of his book Peace Meets the Streets on  The book highlights Lyon's work from 1993 to 2001 as President Clinton's U.S. Observer to the International Fund for Ireland and, later, as Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for Economic Initiatives in N. Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland.  It is a story of the grassroots economic work to support peace and reconciliation in Ireland. 

About the Author:

Jim Lyons is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP in Denver.  Mr. Lyons focuses his practice on complex business ‎litigation mediation and arbitration of all types, including corporate, securities, ‎and insurance law. He has more than 40 years of courtroom ‎and jury trial experience in state and federal courts. Mr. Lyons also has ‎extensive government relations and international trade and ‎diplomatic experience from his work in Ireland and the United ‎Kingdom.  He was appointed Ireland's Honorary Consul in 2009.  All proceeds from the sale of Peace Meets the Streets will be donated to a charity.

(thanks to Ken Larson for the submission of this information)

Irish Network Colorado (IN-Colorado) is a business network that connects Irish expatriates, Irish-Americans and friends of Ireland. Our mission is to provide a forum for social, business, and professional networking for our members and to strengthen economic, social, and cultural ties between Irish and American businesses in Colorado and more broadly between the U.S. and Ireland. 

By harnessing the energy and synergies of its diverse membership, IN-Colorado hopes to strengthen the economic, social, and cultural ties between Irish and American businesses in Colorado and between the U.S. and Ireland.

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