Who are we?
The Irish Brekkie Club is a group of barry's-lovin', soda bread-eatin' Irish lads and lassies who've gained their aussie permanent residency and/or are in the process of settling for the long haul in Australia. Join us here for updates and details of all gatherings: http://www.meetup.com/Irish-Brekkie-Club-Sydney/
What's the purpose of the group?
To connect Irish folk – happily integrated into Aussie life – with each other for a 'brekkie and banter' fix in their local area. The group is especially for those who already socialise with Aussie natives – and who don't usually stumble upon other fellow-folk from Ireland through work or play. From-wherever pals and four legged friends always welcome too!
Are there any criteria for becoming an Irish brekkie clubber?
As mentioned above, the club is for Aussie-integrated Irish folk: those who were born and raised in Ireland and moved to Australia in their 20s – 50s. They've gained their permanent residency and/or are in the process of settling for the long haul in Australia. A few things common to all: the love of a good ol chat, partiality to a laugh, interest in Australian, Irish and World culture – and of course a decent cuppa.
What's the aim?
To bring Irish who are in the same boat together for a regular dose of craic, good food and a regular fix - just a dash - of 'home'. Best case scenario is you make a few new buddies who understand what you're saying at normal Irish speed of 90 miles an hour.
Are we saying that all things Irish are just a bit better?
Crisps, yes. Weather, no. And when it comes to the rugby, it's head to toe in green all the way. Truth be told, there's loads to love about Irish life (old friends and family usually top the list) and there's loads to love about Australian life. Living here offers us the fantastic opportunity to meet, live, work, laugh and learn with others from a multitude of backgrounds and cultures. The warmth of the people, the food, the music, more festivals than you can shake a stick at, nevermind the sunshine; there's always something happening to expand the mind and nourish the soul. For a few hours every once in while we get together, share stories and have a bit of craic (without having to slow down or explain the lingo!) - preferably out in the sunshine, over that quintessential Aussie institution; the big brekkie. To sum it up: we're all about appreciating the best of both worlds.
What's the general demographic?
Age-wise, the majority would be early to late 30s, but we still have loads who join up and come along who are in their late twenties, forties plus a few fifty-pluses too. Otherwise, it's both lads and lassies, partnered, singles and families, north and south, have kids / no kids, straight and gay...the list goes on.
How does it work?
Gatherings are self-created by the members – brekkie clubbers – who live all over Sydney. A low-key café gathering on a Sat morning / Cuppla cheeky post-work pints at the local / A bbq in the park...the possibilities are endless. With 440+ members, you're bound to meet a few Tayto-hoarders lurking in your 'hood! The gatherings are posted up on our Meetup page. Schedule one yourself or just click 'yes' to the next one that tickles your fancy! Join up to stay in the loop: http://www.meetup.com/Irish-Brekkie-Club-Sydney/
Is it always the same crowd?
Depends on who is organising the gathering! If it's a regular local group, the crowd is usually 50/50, regulars/newbies. If it's a once-off, it'll all be newbies.
How can you join the club and stay in the loop?
Join us on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Irish-Brekkie-Club-Sydney/ Look forward to meeting you! Feel free to drop us a line too if you have any Qs: firstname.lastname@example.org
But what if you're just not into the whole 'Irish scene'?
Whether you live for Guinness, can't play Gaelic to save your life, or prefer just a dash of diddleedee in your life – this is the best place to meet a diverse bunch of others. Perhaps like you, they've arrived fresh off the boat or just feel a bit homesick. Others have been here a good while – having said goodbye to many a friend over the years returning to the Emerald Isle.
When's the next brekkie?
Our Meetup page will let you know: http://www.meetup.com/Irish-Brekkie-Club-Sydney/
"Sounds great! Maybe I'll make a few business contacts...or what about a promo opportunity..."
The brekkies are about personal friendship pure and simple. If professional networking and making business contacts is more your cuppa tea, the Lansdowne Club do a fantastic job with events throughout the year. Re: promotional opportunities – the IBC's annual raffle gives relevant brands/businesses the opportunity to donate prizes and win potential punters over!
Read more here: www.irishbrekkieclub.com
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