Later on this year (from October 16th to the 21st), Ireland is coming to LA. An Irish government trade and cultural extravaganza will showcase live Irish creativity and innovation for those in the LA region. It was launched in July by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and performer PantiBliss.
Aimed at supporting a wide range of government agencies (such as The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade The Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland, Creative Ireland, IDA Ireland, Tourism Ireland), the Irish Government is completely on board with the upcoming event. And as An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “The Irish Government is very happy to lend support to Ireland Week and the Connect 353 conference in Los Angeles this October. There is significant potential for growing trade & economic links between Ireland and the Los Angeles region. This initiative should help our agencies to promote Ireland as an attractive location for trade and investment.”
Already in July a connection between the two entities was being formed as Ireland’s Local Funky Feet team members went to LA to represent their country in the World Championships of Performing Arts, bringing home 88 medals from the event!