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Sister City Relationship Between Dublin and San Jose Celebrates 21 Year Existence


SAN JOSE, CA -- Established in 1986, the San Jose & Dublin Sister City Program, known as “twinning” in Ireland, has thrived throughout its 21-year existence serving to nurture cultural, economic, artistic, sporting, and educational ties between San Jose/Silicon Valley and Dublin.

Friday, March 9

WHAT: Welcome Breakfast
WHEN: 8 a.m., Friday, March 9
WHERE: Capital Club
50 W. San Fernando Street, 17th Floor
WHO: Program to include:
* Mayor Chuck Reed
* Dublin Lord Mayor Vincent Jackson
* San Jose City Councilmembers
* Dublin Delegation
* Program Emcee: Catherine Heenan, News Anchor, KRON-TV
Tickets - $30 - or

WHAT: City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony
WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday March 9
WHERE: San Jose City Hall Plaza
200 E. Santa Clara Street
WHO: Ceremony to include:
* San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
* Dublin Lord Mayor Vincent Jackson
* Irish Consulate General Representative
* San Jose Fire Department and San Jose Police Department Color
* Student Choir from San Jose’s St. John Vianney Grade School

Saturday, March 10

WHAT: Spirit of Ireland Award Dinner
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. - No-Host Reception
7:30 p.m. - Seating for Dinner
WHERE: San Jose Fairmont Hotel, Regency Ballroom
170 S. Market Street, San Jose
WHO: Program to Feature 2007 Award Recipient Colm Meaney, a top Irish
Tickets - $150 - Available at, (408) 891-6151
2007 Dublin Sister City Delegation:
-- Lord Mayor Vincent Jackson
-- Lady Mayoress Veronica Jackson
-- Councilor Wendy Hederman
-- Councilor Robert Sargent
-- John Tierney, Dublin City Manager
-- Sadie Tierney
-- Hugh Fitzpatrick, Dublin City Manager’s Office
-- Dr. Pat Frain, University College Dublin
-- Dr. Ciaran O’Beirne, University College Dublin
-- Gina Quin, CEO, Dublin Chamber of Commerce
-- Ronan King - President, Dublin Chamber of Commerce


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