1978 - 2008
30th Anniversary of Section Charter
This historic photo of ISA Ireland Presidents was taken at the 30th
Anniversary of Charter Dinner held on 8th November 2008.
Seated Left to Right: Éamonn Creech (2000), Billy Walsh (1997), Brian Nolan (2006), Mick
Meade (2008), Stephen Adderson, US Embassy, Tim Feldman, ISA Headquarters, Peadar Walsh (2003).
Back Row: LtoR: John Lotty (1992, 1993), Declan Lordan (1998), Brian Curtis (1999), Brendan
Barry (1987), Bob Shine (1994), Liam McDonnell (1979, 1988), Jim Long (2007), Harvey Makim (1985),
John Power (1981), Frank Maher(1986), Eoin Ó Riain (1984), Alan Edwards (2002), Kevin Dignam (2005),
Martin Almond (2004).
Unable to be present were: Maurice Radford, Malachy Hanley, Éamon Cashell, Aidan Howard and Tony Mahon.
Deceased past Presidents are: Fred Gilroy (1977, 1990), Ger Dullea (1991) and John Farrell (1995) R.I.P
The 30th Anniversary of Charter Dinner which will be held on Saturday 8th November 2008 at the Maryborough Hotel Cork. Tickets will be priced at €75 each and
the room layout will be for round tables of ten.
The intent of the dinner will be to recognise and honour thirty years of growth, development and
consolidation by the ISA Ireland Section and especially the members who enabled such in the
intervening period. The respective histories of the United States and Ireland are inextricably
linked and receipt of our charter from ISA has inevitably led to increased interface between both
countries. Increased globalisation has seen ISA expand from the United States into a truly
worldwide organisation and the Ireland Section takes a very proactive and direct part in the
functioning of ISA at European District level. This in turn has seen Ireland Section members
consistently elected (against quite strong competition) to serve at both Corporate Board and
European District level.
Section Awards down through the years
Several important national and international figures have been invited including Government and civic leaders in Ireland and Automation professionals from both sides of the Atlantic.
Guests to include:
Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Jim Corr.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin TD.
Commercial Counselor US Embassy Dr. Stephen J. Anderson
Mr Tim Feldman (for President ISA - Kim Miller Dunn).
Mr Alex Bobovitch (Russia), District 12 VP
The Membership has been a strong supporter of ISA Ireland Section activities throughout the past
thirty years and early booking for this milestone event is advised to avoid disappointment.
PHOTOS of the EVENT
Report in ISA InSights
Invitation from Section President (MS Word)
30th Anniversary of Charter Dinner
Saturday 8th November 2008
Venue: Maryborough Hotel Cork.
Tickets: €75 each on round tables of ten.
We have negotiated special rates with the Maryborough Hotel for the
function at €49 per person sharing and €74 for single occupancy. Should you wish to avail
of these rates, please contact the hotel reservations directly at (021) 4918307 quoting ISA as a
Hugh Wilson, President ISA 1978/79, presents the charter to Fred Gilroy, First ISA Ireland Section President.
Picture shows left to right: Eddie O'Connell, Tom Nulty, Bob Shine, President Wilson, President Gilroy, Eddie Kenny, Dan O'Sullivan and maurice Radford.
30 Years ago! Were you there?
Silver Springs Hotel, Cork: 4th September 1978
Group charter presentation celebratory dinner:
LtoR back: M. Bryan, P. Lloyd, S. Mulcahy, P. J. Boner, J. D. Ryan, P. O'Rourke, K. Higgins, N. Kelly, F. Hornby, A. Howard, J. Power, F. Maher, D. Murphy, E. Ó Riain, C. Hegarty, P. Greenhalgh, J. Peel, R. Elliott, J. Dunne.
Front: B. Shine, D. O'Sullivan, F. Gilroy, H. Wilson, E. Kenny, M. Radford, T. Nulty, E. O'Connell.
28 September 1977:
Meeting of Steering Committee
14th November 1977:
29th June 1978:
4th September 1978:
Presentation of Charter
20th Anniversary Dinner (Celebrated in 1999!)