A drinks reception kicked off proceedings and gave everyone a chance to relax after work and mingle with fellow guests, some of whom had travelled from overseas to be there.
When everyone took their places in the grand ballroom, Terence O’Rourke (Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland) took the opportunity to welcome all our former colleagues and friends to the event. Dinner service began shortly after, and the Four Seasons Hotel once again provided impeccable service and wonderful food on the evening.
The nominated charities for the raffle this year were DEBRA Ireland and Haven. As usual, our guests were extremely generous and raised over €12,000 for the well deserving causes. We are most grateful to everyone who contributed on the evening.
The formal proceedings drew to a close once Terence O’Rourke completed the raffle draw. Congratulations to David Bolger who won 1st prize—a two night stay in the award winning Cliff House Hotel. Niall Ennis, Mike Farrell and Jean Byrne were also fortunate to win the remaining raffle prizes.
We had our largest ever attendance at this year’s Alumni Dinner, and it was wonderful to see so many alumni enjoying the opportunity to catch up with former colleagues and friends late into the night.