Ireland leads in value of imports to Oregon

This appeared in the most recent edition of the Portland Business Journal:

While international exports are a well-known economic driver and matter of pride for Oregon, Oregon also imports from abroad a substantial volume of goods, largely to supply the same manufacturers and growers producing the cherished exports.

In a surprise move, the tiny Republic of Ireland has climbed from No. 8 last year to No. 1 this year with imports to the state valued at $3 billion, a 425 percent increase. Now that’s a lot of Guinness —or more likely, a lot of processors and controllers for electronic integrated circuits, the state’s No. 1 product, representing 19 percent of import value and 30 percent of export value last year.

All-Ireland Cultural Society Board of Directors

Board of Directors elected at the Annual Meeting on April 22, 2017

President – Mary Rose Kerg

Vice-President – Brendan Kerg

Recording Secretary – Julie O’Connell

Corresponding Secretary – Helen Grealish

Treasurer – Christine Seed

Colleen Spiering (3 years) – Trustee

Shirley Hahn (2 years) – Trustee

Tom Crowley (1 year) – Trustee

Caroline Fogarty (3 years) – Director

Patrick Seed (2 years) – Director

Louise Martell (1 year) – Director

 

 

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017

on site.

The All-Ireland Cultural Society thanks the following businesses and members for their financial and in-kind support of the 76th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Mr. Tom Kelly and the Neil Kelly Company

Owen Roe Winery

Ceilí of the Valley in Salem

Carrie Dixon and O’Hara’s Irish Beers

Bob’s Red Mill

Gemma Whalen and the Corrib Theatre

American Automobile Association

Columbia Chapter of the Belleek Society

Carlow Brewing and O’Hara’s beer

Dulin’s in Vancouver

Fiorano Ristorante in Tualatin

T.C. O’Leary’s Irish Pub

Oregon Garden Resort

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Paddy’s Bar and Grill

Pittock Mansion

Raven and Rose Restaurant

Red Star Tavern, downtown Portland

Ringside Grill

Spaghetti Factory

Sayler’s Steak House

Mr. Joe Schiwek

Rick Bolme and Sue Jordan

Jack Crowley

Sylvester DeBray

Margaret Doherty

Peggy Doherty

Shannon Doherty

Wanda Huff

Kathleen Hudert

Brendan Kerg

Helen and Paul Lyons

Louise Martell

Mary Rose Mulligan

Rose Ann and Tony Ranft

Sheila Redman

Mary Sacksteder and Larry McKinley

Christine and Kevin Seed

Colleen Spiering

Debbie Timmins

The All-Ireland Cultural Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This is the only fundraiser of the year which supports the Society’s mission of promoting Irish culture, music, education and social activities.