10th August 2020

SCCI in Sweden !

Banner of SCCI with from left Jan Frisk,  Ninni Svantesson Frisk,,their grandchildren and Paul Keane.The Chamber was represented in the celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in Stockholm.

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 !

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