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Your Committee

Get to know your committee below. If you are interested in volunteering to be part of the committee or to help with events, please reach out through our contact us page.

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Uachtarán/President
Joy Flanagan

Joy is our St Patrick's Society President, taking on the role again for the third year running for 2023. As a mum to four children, she's a self-described glutton for punishment!

 

Joy hails from Thurles in Co Tipperary, a long way from Singapore where she's been for over 4 years. Prior to moving here she spent 7 years in Hong Kong so is a pro on expat living.

 

She originally joined the committee to nurture the connection to home, meet people and build friendships with people she instantly has something in common with. If that doesn't keep her busy enough she also manages to squeeze in running, swimming, coaching rugby with Centaurs and helping out with the Singapore Gaelic Lion Cubs! In her spare time, she works as a Senior Director for a major global bank. She is a wonder woman and the rock of the society.

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Vice President
Nadia Kiely

Nadia is our Vice President for 2023, having moved up the ranks from first managing membership in 2019 before progressing to Treasurer and now onto the VP role.

 

She's a true global citizen. Born in Azerbaijan, she's lived in 7 countries and travelled to over 45. One country that stole her heart is Ireland where she lived for 16 years. She's been in Singapore since 2019 and lives here with her teenage son.

 

She got involved in the committee to help Irish friends find connections, friendships and a sense of belonging. She also loves the craic at all the events! She works in software recruitment and in her spare time enjoys badminton, Gaelic football, watersports and of course travelling.

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Treasurer
Mary Holland

Mary is our Treasurer for the coming year, having been on the committee for over 2 years.

 

She originally joined to stay connected with the Irish community and help new people to Singapore feel welcome and connected too. 

 

She's a Portlaoise woman by birth but home is in Clarecastle, Co Clare. She's been in Singapore for 3.5 years this time round. She did her first stint here in the late 90's.

 

She enjoys keeping fit, yoga, travelling, hiking and socialising. She prides herself on her busy work schedule of keeping the Singapore economy going as a DP holder!

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Secretary
Sarah Dunne

Sarah is our Society Secretary who keeps us all in line. As a teacher, she's a natural fit for the role.

 

She hails from Trim, Co Meath (not Dublin as often has to correct!). She's been living in Singapore for over 3 years, having moved from Abu Dhabi.

 

She's an active member of the Irish community in Singapore, participating in the Ireland Funds too.  She's a keen Gaelic footballer and can be found on the field with the Singapore Gaelic Lions at the weekends (by day, and in the pub with them by night!).

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Membership
Tammy Rockett

Tammy is a literal Rockett to St Pat's, joining the committee new for 2023 with an abundance of energy and drive. She's been in Singapore for over 5 years and spent 15 years in Sydney before here.

 

She's originally from the Garden county, hailing from Greystones. She's a super mum to a tween girl and a Director at a major international bank, but somehow finds the time to dedicate to St Pat's.

 

She joined the committee to feel a sense of belonging and help give her daughter strong Irish roots. She loves running, reading, movies, cooking, and of course, socialising.

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Membership
Sorcha Boyce

Sorcha is our legal eagle, joining the committee new in 2023. She is of course a lawyer by trade, working for a tech company here in Singapore.

 

She's originally from Naas in Co Kildare and lived in London before Singapore. She's mum to two beautiful little boys with her Italian husband.

 

She joined the committee to have a group of sound Irish people she can tap into to fill her cup and feel close to home.

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Committee
Laura Piller

Laura is new to the committee for 2023. As a marketing professional by day, she's using her skills to keep all thing web and email for St Pat's in shape.

 

She's a Donegal woman, although sadly has lost the lovely lilt having spent 12 years in London before moving to Singapore. She's a mum to literal Irish twins, with her own 4 year old boy/girl combo.

 

She joined the committee to keep the connection with home, help others to do so to... and to try to get her accent back! In her spare time she enjoys HiiT training, socialising and travelling.

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Committee
Annmarie Murray

Ann Marie is a recent mover to Singapore and jumped straight on the opportunity to get involved in St Pat's.

 

Born in Birmingham to Irish parents, she moved to Mayo when she was young. Like many of us, she was brought up in a village with a strong community. That sense of support, opportunities and respect really informed how she lives her life since becoming a parent and living overseas.

 

Anne Marie has lived in Dubai and Kenya before Singapore. With such a wealth of international living she has a deep perspective on how vital it is that the Irish diaspora connects to Irish culture.

 

She's married with 2 children and is a trained music therpaist. Music, film, socialising and travel are her favourite ways to spend her free time.

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Committee
Rachel Ashe

Rachel is our resident Dub, a crucial part of any Irish grouping. She joined the committee new in 2023 after 4 years living in Singapore (thanks Covid for the lack of opportunity!).

 

She brings a wealth of experience from her fundraising activites for Epilepsy Ireland, back home in the Big Smoke.

 

She's mum to the gorgeous 6 year old Max. She's a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) expert for a major recruitment firm.

 

In her spare time, she loves to socialise, keep fit and is a bit of a film and TV buff. She's partial to the odd Tayto crisp too!

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Committee
Clodagh Ryan

Clodagh is a long term committee member on board since 2019. As a Mullingar woman she's a huge Niall Hornan and Joe Dolan fan (Oh me, oh my...).

 

She's a mum to 3 kids, with the older 2 back back in University in Ireland. She's a qualified and experienced nurse, who loves to bake and entertain. She fills her spare time with volunteering at her daughter's school, walking and the odd attempt at yoga.

 

She joined the committee to meet people and get involved in Irish events.

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Committee
Noreen Snell

Noreen moved to Singapore in 2008 and is married with two little girls.

She comes from Killarney, Co. Kerry but has lived longer out of Ireland than in! Prior to moving to Singapore she lived in Hong Kong, London and Tokyo.

Noreen is a certified yoga teacher and also enjoys running, traveling, reading and socialising (with an emphasis on talking) following an incident with the Blarney Stone in the 1980s!

Past Presidents

1925              Denis Santry

1947 - 1948   H P Bryson

1948 - 1949   Major General Dunlop CB, CBE

1949 - 1950   C L Edwards CBE

1950 - 1951   C L Edwards CBE

1951 - 1952   T P F McNeige OBE

1952 - 1953   General Sir Charles Keightley

1953 - 1954   Brigadier D Bluett OBE

1954 - 1955   Dr R J Grove White

1955 - 1956   Dr R H Bland OBE

1956 - 1957    Air Vice Marshall, The Earl of Bandon KBE, CD, DSO, OBE

1957 - 1958    Air Vice Marshall, The Earl of Bandon KBE, CD, DSO, OBE

1958 - 1959    Air Vice Marshall, The Earl of Bandon KBE, CD, DSO, OBE

1959 - 1960   Dennis Murphy DFC

1960 - 1961   Dr C B Wilson

1961 - 1962   Dr C B Wilson

1962 - 1963   Dr C B Wilson

1963 - 1964   Air Vice Marshall H J Maguire CB, DSO, OBE

1964 - 1965   N J S Thomson

1965 - 1966   N J S Thomson

1966 - 1967   L J L Acheson

1967 - 1968   A G Clarke

1968 - 1969   A G Clarke

1969 - 1970   P H Newman

1970 - 1971   J C D Nocher

1971 - 1972   Dr K F Weir

1972 - 1973   P J McCawley

1973 - 1974   W A Minniss

1974 - 1975   W M Vander Lee

1975 - 1976   Captain D MacLahlan

1976 - 1977   Fergus Healy

1977 - 1978   Pat Mulvaney

1978 - 1979   David Moody

1979 - 1980   David Moody

1980 - 1981   David Moody

1981 - 1982   Brendan Quirke

1982 - 1983   Colm O'Keefe

1983 - 1984   Marie Hearn

1984 - 1985   Frank Clarke

1985 - 1986   James Watson

1986 - 1987   Nathalia Barnard

1987 - 1988   John A Power

1988 - 1989   Ted O' Morchoe

1989 - 1990   Pete Sayers

1990 - 1991   John A Power

1991 - 1992   John A Power

1992 - 1993   Alice Dwyer

1993 - 1994   John A Power

1994 - 1995   John Byrne

1995 - 1996   Olive McCarthy

1996 - 1997   Olive McCarthy

1997 - 1998   Tony Elliott

1998 - 1999   Bill Timmins

1999 - 2000   Deirdre Dempster

2000 - 2001   Bill Timmins

2001 - 2002   Hazel Larkin

2002 - 2003   Brendan Finn

2003 - 2004   Tony Elliott

2004 - 2005   Patricia Van Putten

2005 - 2006   Majella Farrell

2006 - 2007   Jacquie Hourihane

2007 - 2008   Helen O'Neill

2008 - 2009   Teresa Ryan

2009 - 2010   Jacquie Hourihane

2010 - 2011   Helen O'Neill

2011 - 2012   Helen O'Neill

2012 - 2013   Jacquie Hourihane

2013 - 2014   Elizabeth McEneaney

2014 - 2015   Elizabeth McEneaney

2015 - 2016   Emma Gordon

2016 - 2017   Lorraine Houricane

2017 - 2018   Ruth Cawley

2018 - 2019   Tracy McMahon

2019 - 2020   Sinead Lynch

2020 - 2021   Joy Flanagan

2021 - 2022   Joy Flanagan

2022 - 2023   Joy Flanagan

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