The annual CIBSE Ireland Christmas lunch took place in Croke Park on Friday, December 1st. The event is the highlight of the social calendar for the institute and attracts over five hundred industry attendees. Held for the first time in the Hogan suite at Croke Park.
The location offered a new dynamic to this popular event with the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire cups on hand for photo opportunities. The “Welcome Reception” was sponsored by Sisk who have an affiliation with the grounds as it was a project they built.
MC Alan Shortt introduced CIBSE Ireland Chairman Paul Martin who welcomed members and guests to the lunch and thanked them for their support. The on-stage entertainment folllowed the GAA theme with a sandwich-making competition and quiz show which saw the Dubs take on the Culchies. Attendees were asked for their support to the BUMBLEance charity which saw CIBSE donate €2,000 with the audience donations bringing the total to just over €10,000.
The afternoon’s festivities wrapped up with guests allowed into the Players Lounge where music and “the sandwiches” were served.
CIBSE Ireland will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018. The committee has big plans to mark this special occasion. Full details will be announced in January.