St Patrick’s Society garden party

Two members of the St Patrick’s Irish Society of the Algarve recently turned their garden into a little bit of Ireland in honour of their Ambassador.
Irish Ambassador to Portugal Her Excellency Anne Webster attended the annual summer party of the Society and found the garden had been decorated with green, white and gold balloons and Irish flags; even the table napkins were in the Irish colours.
Ambassador Webster addressed the gathering and thanked the Society, her hosts and the guests for welcoming her so warmly. She also urged all Irish citizens to register with the Embassy so that they could be advised of forthcoming Irish cultural events.
Afterwards the Ambassador and guests enjoyed a meal of spit-roasted chicken and lamb. And there was lots of Guinness available! Ian Dee led the singing of Irish songs.
Photo from left: Janine Reeling, Society Chairman Sean Walkin, Ambassador Anne Webster, Society Secretary Helen Cafolla.