CIBSE Christmas Lunch 2017
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 dyanmaic to this popular event with Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire cups on hand for photo opporunities. The ‘Welcome Reception’ was sponsored by Sisk who have an affliation with the grounds as it was a project they built.
MC, Alan Shortt introduced chairman, Paul Martin who welcomed members and guests to the lunch and thanked them for their support. The on stage entertainment folllwed 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 ‘Bumbalance’ charity which saw CIBSE donate €2,000 and audience donations brought the total to in excess of €10,000.
The afternoons festivities was wrapped up with guests allowed into the ‘Players Lounge’ where music and “the sandwiches : ) ” were served. In 2018, CIBSE will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The committee has big plans to mark this special occasion. Full details will be announced in January.