Ciaran Morris, left; Kieran McGill, president and CEO of Fado Pubs Inc., and Kevin Conboy, president of the Irish chamber.

The Atlanta chapter of the Ireland Chamber of Commerce held a networking event at the Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead June 30 in honor of Ciaran Morris.

Mr. Morris has retired from the agency responsible for attracting foreign investment to Ireland to join PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He worked at the Investment Ireland Agency for 20 years, serving the last six in its Atlanta office.

He assumed his responsibilities at PriceWaterhouse as director of client relationship management on July 1.

Ivan Houlihan is to replace Mr. Morris in September. Bernard Smith, vice president, remains in the office.

Kevin Conboy, president of the Irish chamber’s Atlanta chapter, told GlobalAtlanta that the chamber’s next activity would be to honor Sinead Lynch at a still to be determined date in August.

Ms. Lynch is a qualified accountant working with Ernst & Young, who is to represent Georgia at the 50th Annual Rose of Tralee International Festival in Ireland.

She is an accomplished Irish dancer having won the 2003 Southern region dancing championship, and is a member of the Women’s Gaelic Football Team.

Ms. Lynch is to be one of 50 participants to travel to the Irish city of Tralee in August to compete in the annual heritage festival for a $40,000 prize to represent people of Irish ancestry from around the world and to participate in educational and charitable activities.

The chamber also has scheduled a luncheon for Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the World Trade Center Atlanta that will feature Sam Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, as a speaker.

For information about the Rose of Tralee Festival, go to The Web site of the Irish chamber is