Irish Network USA is the national umbrella organization integrating the Irish Networks that exist in various cities across the United States. It allows members of the networks to connect with their peers and to develop relationships that will foster success in their business, economic, cultural and sports ventures.
The mission of IN-USA is: to bolster business opportunities and economic development between the United States and Ireland; to support and encourage Irish Arts and Culture through film, literature, theater, dance and language; to encourage and promote the mission and expansion of Irish sports, throughout the United States; to support the efforts of local Irish organizations and associations; to serve as a conduit between newly arrived Irish immigrants and their communities in Member cities and states.
It’s 20th Chapter in Atlanta, Georgia, will integrate the US Southeast with community of Irish, Irish Americans and ‘friends’ of Ireland across US. It’s aim is to connect Irish-born and Irish American professionals and those who have an interest in Ireland within the Atlanta metro and surrounding areas; to promote other Irish organizations, especially those organizations with charitable status. IN-Atlanta aims to harness the energy and talents of the Irish Diaspora in the US, and provide a forum where individuals can network, connect, foster relationships and contribute to the Irish community in areas such as Irish heritage, culture, economics, sport and charitable organizations.
Commenting before our launch in March 2016, “Irish Network Atlanta brings new energy, perspective and talent to Atlanta’s Irish community,” stated Shane Stephens, Consul General of Ireland, Atlanta. “I believe it can play a strategic role in further integrating our family of Irish organizations and facilitating collective action. I look forward to attending the network‘s formal launch on March 5th and collaborating with it on a range of upcoming projects.”
“The launch of Irish Network Atlanta is another significant step forward for Irish Network USA, and we are proud to celebrate this milestone with them” stated Steve Lenox, President, Irish NetworkUSA. “Their committed approach to coordinating efforts with already existing and successful organizations in their area, the support they have received from their local Consulate, first under Paul Gleeson and now under Shane Stephens, and the strategic importance of Atlanta as a foothold into the US Southeast in efforts to engage the Global Irish to ‘invest’ in Ireland, combine the ingredients for a perfect recipe of success for future growth and success! ”
Irish Network Atlanta will work within the framework of IrishNetwork USA to bolster business opportunities and economic development between the United States and Ireland, to support and encourage Irish Arts and Culture through film, literature, theater, dance, and language; to encourage and promote Irish sports through the States; to support the efforts of local Irish organizations and associations; and to serve as a conduit between newly arrived Irish immigrants and their communities in member cities and states.