January 6th, 2019 – Nollaig na mban

The Irish Women’s Network Ontario

 Would like to invite you to join us for

Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Little Christmas)

 When: Sunday January 6, 2019, 3pm-5pm  

 Where: Heart & Crown, Preston Street Location (353 Preston St, Ottawa ON K1S 1V6) 

 R.S.V.P. : irishwomensnetwork.on@gmail.com

Light appetizers will be served 



Sunday, May 6: IWN- ON’s 5th Annual Ladies’ Spring Garden Party


Dust off your spring bonnet or sport a fascinator and join the Irish Women’s Network of Ontario for the 5th Annual Ladies’ Spring Garden Party at the residence of the Irish Ambassador!

Enjoy delightful refreshments, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes.

Funds raised from this year’s Garden Party will go towards Carty House, a first home and helping hand for refugee women in Ottawa.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite now.

Please RSVP before May 1.

Feel free to extend the invitation to your friends!

NEWS: Government of Ireland announces plan to open new Consulate in Western Canada

A message from Ambassador Jim Kelly:

A Chairde, dear friends,

During his visit to Canada in August, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D. announced the Government’s initiative to double Ireland’s Global Footprint by 2025. In his remarks, he also expressed his wish to see an expansion of both the diplomatic and state agency footprint in Canada, reflecting the close relations between Ireland and Canada across all areas, and noting the potential for stronger trade and investment links as CETA comes into force and Brexit becomes a reality.

Today, in tandem with the release of Budget details, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., announced that Ireland will open five new resident Diplomatic Missions, including a new Irish Consulate in Vancouver, to serve Western Canada.

This marks the first expansion of Ireland’s residential diplomatic presence in Canada since the opening of the original Mission in Ottawa in 1939.

In making the announcement, Minister Coveney noted that:

“The opening of a Consulate in Vancouver in western Canada reflects the strength of the Ireland-Canada relationship, the growing economic importance of that region and also the fact that there is a large Irish community now living there. This will strengthen our hand when helping Irish business to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, with the Consulate serving as a gateway for Irish business to western Canada”.


I am delighted by today’s news, which I believe will enhance the Ireland-Canada relationship, as well as our capacity to serve the Irish community and pursue Ireland’s interests in Canada.

I look forward to working with you, and in particular the Irish community in Vancouver and across Western Canada, as we take this initiative forward in the period ahead.

Jim Kelly

10 October 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017- IWN-ON Fall Hike

Take a Hike with IWN-ON!


Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time:                         10:00 a.m.
Where:                       P11 at O’Brien Beach/Meech Lake, Gatineau Park
Hike Leader:            Aileen Comerton
How Long:               2 hours max. for the hike itself, incl. a rest at the summit
What to Wear:          Light Hiking Boots and Clothing Layers
What to Bring:         Water and light refreshments (fruit, nuts, granola or chocolate

What if it Rains?      Hike will be cancelled wt. note to your email address on the morning of the hike

What happens when it’s over?  Optional post-hike lunch at the Old Chelsea Pub