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Women of Irish Heritage - North of England

This newly formed voluntary and non-profit Network is being

developed by Fréa to bring together professional women of Irish heritage

in the North of England to support each other and celebrate their

culture through events and experiences and in doing so support the

vital work of the Fréa partner charities. 

As the Irish proverb states:

‘There is no strength without unity – Ní neart go cur le chéile’

To find out more about the Network,

please email 

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Our Mission

To be inclusive of all professional women of Irish heritage in the North of England to help them celebrate their common heritage through events and to develop a network of professional women with shared interests.

Our Vision

To grow the Network to create a community for professional women of Irish Heritage in the North of England.

Celebrating Nollaig na mBan

Many thanks to Sarah Mangan, Ireland's Consul General to the North of England who hosted an afternoon to celebrate Nollaig na mBan at the Richmond Tea Rooms in Manchester.

It was great to see so many of our Women of Irish Heritage Network joining us on the day and it was a fantastic opportunity to share details about Fréa and the work of our three charities.


Over £800 was also raised through a raffle which will be distributed directly to the three Fréa charities to support their work with Irish communities across the North.

Women of Irish Heritage:
6th July Networking event

We were delighted to once again bring together so many brilliant Professional Women of Irish Heritage on Wednesday 6th July for another of our WIH networking events!

For this event, we were honoured to be joined by Molly Harvey, a leading authority in the world of leadership development as she gave a fascinating talk on 'Women in Leadership'.

Introducing the Consul General of Ireland for the North of England
Sarah Mangan

At our recent launch event, held on International Women's Day 8th March 2022, we were joined by some amazing guest speakers and a wonderful group of Women of Irish Heritage.

  The event was launched and hosted by Sarah Mangan, Consul General of Ireland for the North of England.  In this video, we caught up with Sarah to hear about her work and passion for our new network. 

Women of Irish Heritage:
12th May Networking event

On Thursday 12th May 2022, we were thrilled to host our second Women of Irish Heritage networking event with our fantastic guest speaker: Irish businesswoman Susan Whelan, CEO, Leicester City Football Club!

Bringing together professional Women of Irish Heritage (WIH) from across the North of England is the objective of WIH and, we are delighted with the response to the launch and inaugural networking event.

Be part of WIH

If you would like to become part of an exciting journey to build up this North of England Women of Irish Heritage Network, then please sign up to our mailing list via Fréa below or if you would like further information on the Network please contact Dorothy Lynch, Development Manager, Fréa.


Tel: 07519126835

Looking forward to hearing from you…


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