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The Irish Benevolent Society, since 1877, has provided an opportunity in the London area for
the Irish and their descendants of all faiths, and their friends, to work together in harmony
for the purpose of preserving their Irish heritage and performing works of benevolence.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Dan Hardy, President, invites everyone to join with the Irish Benevolent Society in its 140th Annual Celebration of St. Patrick's Day, which will be held on Friday, March 17th, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Carousel Lounge at Western Fair.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. A Festive Irish Buffet will be served from 12:30 Noon. Refreshments will be available. This is a family event; please invite your friends.

There will be continuous Irish music by the talented Tony Nother, and we will be favoured with Irish dancing by the award-winning dancers of the Corrigan School of Irish Dance.

The admission fee remains unchanged for the 5th consecutive year at $35 per person. Admission is only by pre-purchased dinner ticket, and all seats will be reserved. Reservations are available on a first-paid, first-served basis from the Executive Members listed below; sales will be limited to 400 seats, and sales end Monday, March 6, 2017. Reserved tables for eight are also available on a first-paid, first-served basis.

Reservations made by phone or email will be held until payment has been received, or until Monday, March 6, 2017. Payments by cheque will be made out to Irish Benevolent Society and must be dated no later than Monday, March 6, 2017.

Reservations will be available from the following people:

London Area

  • Rt Rev. Robert F. Bennett
  • Mary T. Cahalan — 519-679-1301
  • Fr. John P.Comiskey — 519-455-3217
  • Dave Corbett — 226-777-3030
  • W. Peter Harding — 519-433-1186
  • Patrick Heffernan — 519-860-4341
  • Shaune MacLeod — 519-434-4414
  • Michael J. Nolan — 519-474-1707
  • Barry O'Brien — 519-660-6036

Glencoe Area

  • Doug Reycraft — 519-287-3113

St. Thomas Area

  • Donald Cosens — 519-631-4529
  • Gerald Costello — 519-633-3990

Lucan Area

  • Revd Bruce Pocock — 519-870-1551

Exeter Area

  • Charles Corbett — 519-235-3464
  • Bill Haskett — 519-235-1220

Thorndale Area

  • Laura Garner — 226-678-7943

Reservations are also available from

Nothers Signs & Recognition
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- Mon to Fri
323 Horton St., London ON N6B 1L5


In order to maintain the IBS Membership and Invitation/Newsletter mailing list, payment should be accompanied by a list of names, along with postal and email addresses and phone numbers if any of these have changed from previous years.

Your email address will be used only to notify you of next year's Luncheon; the Irish Benevolent Society does not release your personal information to any third party.


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