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Northern Ireland Annual Dinner

The R3 Northern Ireland Annual Dinner returns with a gusto to include a welcome drinks reception a whiskey tasting session and a four-course meal at Hinch Distillery in Ballynahinch. Come and join us.


On behalf of the R3 Northern Ireland Region, I am delighted to announce the return of the R3 Northern Ireland Annual Dinner, which is being held at Hinch Distillery, Ballynahinch. The evening will commence with a welcome drinks reception in the courtyard, before we are seated for a whiskey tasting session and a four-course meal. 

Following the meal, we look forward to hearing from Ian Kehoe, a multi award-winning Irish journalist, author and broadcaster. In 2014, at the age of 34, Ian was appointed editor of The Sunday Business Post newspaper, a position he held for the next four years. During that time, he was a board member of Sunrise Media, the holding company behind the newspaper and a related print activity. A month after stepping down as editor, Ian was appointed to the board of the state broadcaster RTE by the Irish government for a five-year term. He is a former presenter and reporter with RTE’s ‘Prime Time’ programme and has twice been named as Ireland’s Business & Economics Journalist of the Year. He has won a Miriam Hederman O’Brien Award for his original work in Irish fiscal policy. Ian has made several major television documentaries including Who’s Buying Ireland and The Great Irish Sell-Off. He is the co-author of Citizen Quinn, a bestselling book about the rise and fall of the industrialist Sean Quinn.

This event will provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and is open to all R3 members, non-members, and guests. The event does however have limited places available, so please reserve your place as soon as possible – subject to demand, we may have to limit tables to one per firm.

There will be coach transport from/to Belfast City Centre is available, with coaches leaving Belfast at 18:30, and returning from Hinch Distillery before 12 midnight.  

Dress code – smart casual.

Further correspondence will be issued to attendees closer to the time to confirm final arrangements.

Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for the evening, Wilsons Auctions. Wilsons have been regular sponsors of this event over the years, and we are again very thankful of their continued support.

Yours sincerely,

James Neill
Chair, Northern Ireland Region


James Neill, Director, HNH and Chair of R3 NI Region

Ian Kehoe, Award-winning Irish Journalist, Author and Broadcaster


18:30 Coach Departure from Belfast City Centre
19:00 Welcome Drinks Reception
19:45  Whiskey Tasting and Meal 
23:30 - 00:00 Coach Departure for Belfast City Centre 


Thank you to Wilsons Auctions who are kindly sponsoring this event and making it possible.



Membership Category Price Excluding VAT
Individual Ticket - Member £90
Table of 10 - Member £900
Individual Ticket - Non-Member £98
Table of 10 - Non-Member £980
Coach transfer to/from the event  £10
When and Where

30 June 2022 - 18:30 - 23:45

Hinch Distillery, 19 Carryduff Road, Ballynahinch, BT27 6TZ

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For more information please contact
Michael Smith
Michael Smith
020 7566 4210



Northern Ireland
Michael SmithMichael Smith
Events Manager
020 7566 4210
Mercedes LopezMercedes Lopez
Events Organiser
020 7566 4236
Laura PiuLaura Piu
Events Organiser
020 7566 4212

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