• September 19, 2018
    5:30 am - 8:00 am


The Ireland Network Chicago is proud to support the ONENESS Lunch & Gala! A very limited number of tickets for the Networking lunch will be available to IN Chicago Members ONLY at a discounted rate! 

The Ireland Network Chicago Member rate is sold-out.  However, other tickets are STILL AVAILABLE.  Please go The Ireland Funds page here to purchase your tickets!


Introduction and background to the ONENESS Lunch & Gala.

These events are for The O’Connell Schools and GAA club, an inner-city safe haven for kids in Dublin. Funds raised will be used to purchase the playing fields around the GAA club for future generations and a portion will go to the operational costs of the club and the O’Connell Primary and Secondary Schools.

Some of the people and organisations involved and attending the events.

The former Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Enda Kenny will be the Keynote Speaker at the Oneness Gala. As Taoiseach Mr. Kenny became a supporter of the club and school, recognising the work in support of the north Dublin inner city development initiative which he spearheaded.

Actor, Colm Meaney went to school at O’Connell’s and played in the GAA Club, he showed his support in this promotional video along with Enda Kenny.

Senator Billy Lawless has been a huge supporter of the fundraiser and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring will be making his inaugural trip to Chicago for the Oneness Gala.

September 19th – Business Networking Lunch: 

Some headlines related to our business lunch which will incorporate a business innovation competition:

  • A Business Innovation Competition showcased by the City Colleges of Chicago students.
  • Competition Judges:
  1. Enda Kenny, Former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) 2011 to 2017
  2. Kristin McGregor, Director of Global Brands and Measurement Solutions at Google
  3. Representative from EY
  4. Kevin Willer, Chicago Ventures
  • 3-course lunch at Chicago Cut: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Accenture will be monitoring and mentoring the students throughout the competition with 360-degree feedback.
  • Winner presentation along with judging panel feedback (with a” Shark Tank” like approach for added entertainment.)
  • Enda Kenny to present winners with awards and prizes.



  • September 19, 2018
    11:30 am – 2:00 pm



300 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654, United States

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