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Karen Murphy


Born in Brighton to Irish parents from Cork, Karen has always carried an Irish identity. Moved here in 2010 and always advocating for the Irish community's recognition in Sydney, Karen works hard to build the Irish reputation as the main cultural fabric of Sydney. Committee member since 2015.

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Mick Comerford

Vice President

Moving here from Dublin in 2007, Mick has worked in various hospitality organisations throughout Sydney and currently managing one of Sydney's prominent Irish hotels. Mick carries a strong focus on community celebrations and events. Committee member since 2016.

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Lorraine McCann


Lorraine proudly hails from Dublin and has travelled nearly every inch of Australia since moving here in 1989. As a keen advocate for mental health awareness, Lorraine has volunteered for many local and Irish organisations before taking up the role as Secretary in 2019 after joining in 2015.

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Susan Barrett


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Shannon Green

Event Manager

Shannon is first generation Irish with her mother hailing from County Antrim in Northern Ireland.  Having always been connected to her Irish roots, Shannon travelled from Australia to County Clare to marry her partner in 2018 (and yes it rained!). Combining her background in live events and passion for Irish culture and heritage, Shannon volunteered with the committee in 2021 supporting event logistics before taking on the Event Manager role in 2022.

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Adrian McMyler

Marketing Manager

Recently arrived from Donegal in August 2022, Adrian jumped straight into Marketing Lead role with the organisation. From a young age, Adrian has worked with committees organising fundraising events for worthy causes - even setting up his own children's charity! Adrian joined the committee with the same passion to help grow the festival each year, reach audiences online and in person among the Irish diaspora and promote the amazing work of all Irish organisations here in Sydney.

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Diarmaid Calvey

Fundraising Manager

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