The Irish Ambassador, Orla O Hanrahan, hosted a reception on the day itself in the Maritime Museum . There was a generous range of Irish foods and drink to refresh the large assembly of Irish and Swedish guests.
The guests included the Swedish Ambassador to Ireland , Ulrika Sundberg, other members of the diplomatic corps , members of the Riksdag, senior civil servants and local and Irish business people.
On the following Saturday , a large parade of about 1000 people set off through the streets of Stockholm led by a pipe band and Irish Wolfhounds . The carrying of the banner of the SCCI was shared by Paul Keane , by our old friends Jan Frisk and Ninni Svantesson Frisk and by students of the School of Celtic Studies in Uppsala that were press-ganged for the day !