Colin Farrell is joining a star-studded lineup of patrons for IrelandWeek 2019, which is sponsored in part by IrishCentral

Colin Farrell has been announced as an official patron for the upcoming IrelandWeek / IrelandCon event that begins November 1 in Los Angeles, California.

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Golden Globe winner Farrell joins a star-studded lineup of patrons including Anjelica Huston, Chris O’Dowd, Fionnula Flanagan, and Roma Downey. The group will show support as event patrons for the week-long cultural celebration that includes live music, theatre, visual arts, film, TV, sports, and animation offerings.

Farrell says: “I’m deeply honored to become a patron of IrelandWeek in Los Angeles. Connecting the country I'm from with the city I call home now, through arts, culture, and business that Irelandweek is doing so effortlessly is something I can easily get on board with and offer my wholehearted support.”

Golden Globe Winning Actor Colin Farrell announced as patron for #IrelandWeek/@IrelandCon 2019 alongside Angelica Huston, Chris O’Dowd, Fionnula Flanagan & Roma Downey who are supporting the week long cultural celebration of music, theatre, vis arts, screen & sport events. pic.twitter.com/A7Nz8ij9u3

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It has also been announced that on November 8, Niall Breslin, a native of Mullingar and frontman for the Irish rock band The Blizzards, will present a live version of his hit podcast ‘Where is my Mind?’ with special guest Chris O'Dowd in Venice, California.

Chris O'Dowd will chat with Niall Breslin during IrelandWeek 2019

Chris O'Dowd will chat with Niall Breslin during IrelandWeek 2019

Michael A. Keane Ph.D. C. Psychol., Ps.S.I., AFBPsS BCN will also “map” an audience member’s brain live onstage as part of Breslin's live show. Michael is a Behavioral Neuroscientist and Founder of the Actualize Clinic and has been accredited as All-Ireland Thought Leader in Neuroscience (2018). He is a former lecturer in Psychology at Dublin City University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, Galway, investigating the effects of caffeine on brain function, where he set up the university’s first two EEG labs. You can buy tickets for the live recording of the podcast here.

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IrelandCon 2019

As part of IrelandWeek’s festivities, IrelandCon, the flagship conference which sold out two years running , will host a speaker and panel series on Friday, November 1, 2019, at LMU’s Playa Vista campus. Last year’s event attracted city and government officials, celebrities, and a who’s who of industry leaders in tech, trade, and entertainment. Tickets are available here.

This year, IrelandCon will present an expanded schedule with panel discussions covering a range of topics such as Brexit, Ireland’s tech innovations and rise in successful start-ups, the country’s strong tax incentives for film productions, and its economic boom which has fueled major corporate investment from around the world.

Speakers and panels for the annual IrelandCon event will focus on celebrating innovation in tech, trade, entertainment and cultural ties between Ireland and Los Angeles.

Speakers scheduled for the 2019 IrelandCon panel series include:

  • Patrick O’Donovan, TD & Minister of State Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
  • Claire Lee, Head of the Early Stage Group Silicon Valley Bank
  • Orla Keane, Consul General of Ireland to Los Angeles Los Angeles Consulate
  • Dylan Collins, CEO Super Awesome
  • Jim Carroll, Editor RTE
  • Robbin D. Crabtree, Dean Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at LMU
  • Aisling Hassell, VP Community Support Airbnb
  • Conor Houston, Director Houston Solutions
  • Hannah Dobson, VP Entertainment & Media Enterprise Ireland
  • Jonathan Loughran, Head of Production Troy Studios and Ardmore Studios
  • Steven Davenport, Inward Production Manager Screen Ireland
  • Patty Ishimoto, Partner Element 8
  • Brian Carmody, Smuggler Inc.
  • Rochelle Thielen, EVP Honk Technologies
  • Tom Gilmartin, Director, Global Creative Shop at Facebook and Instagram

Sponsors for IrelandWeek 2019 include: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Screen Ireland, Culture Ireland, Loyola Marymount University, Aer Lingus, Kennedy Wilson, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Silicon Valley Bank, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, IrishCentral, The Ireland Funds, California Legislative Irish Caucus. 

To learn more about IrelandWeek 2019, check out their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Will you be heading to IrelandWeek 2019? Let us know in the comments!

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