March 24, 2020Irish Heritage Suspends Events for April and May 2020
The Board of Irish Heritage decided on 19th March to suspend its current calendar of events until the 31st May in line with advice and guidance from HM Government and its scientific and medical advisers.
The events affected include the “Showcase Ireland 2” concert on the 22nd April and the Outreach and Community programme recitals scheduled for the Irish Cultural Centre on 21st April and 5th May.
The status of the two events scheduled for June, the Bursary recipients’ recital on 10th June and the Charity Fundraising Golf Day on the 12th June, will be kept under review over coming weeks. An announcement will be made about them in due course.
Commenting on the suspension of events Patrick Lennon, Chairman of Irish Heritage, said, ““We are in unprecedented times and facing uncertainty as the Coronavirus pandemic evolves. Irish Heritage has to act in the best interests of our performers and our audiences in line with guidance from the Government and its advisers which is why we’re suspending events until 31st May.
“We are aware of the role our events play in the social lives of the community in general and our ‘Friends’ programme members in particular. We are concerned that people, both young and old, do not feel isolated or lonely during these unusual times. If there is anything we can do to help people, we ask that they contact us in the first instance at email@example.com. We will respond as quickly as possible.
“To quote An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, in his excellent St Patrick’s Day speech on Tuesday evening 17th March, “In years to come… let them say of us… when things were at their worst… we were at our best.”