The Seventh Annual Golden Bridges Event, held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on October 21-22, was a great success. The sold out conference focused on fostering relations between the city of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Ireland’s Northwest.
The conference highlighted community, business, education, arts and culture in northwest Ireland with their peers in Boston. The conference opened with a cultural showcase featuring The Belfast Community Gospel Choir, and the following day had a series of provocative and timely sessions and talks. Foley Law Offices’ John Foley lead the session on “The Partnering of Irish American Organizations with Organizations in Ireland” to great review.
Notable guests also included Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Sean Moynihan of the Irish Network Boston, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, Norman Houston of Northern Ireland Bureau, Mayor Ray Flynn, Mayor of Donegal Ciaran Brogan, Mayor of Derry and Strabane Elisha McCallion, John Lahey of Quinnipiac University and more.
Photos by: Dan Hallissey