Sister Cities

The theme of the conference is Independence & Interdependence and the event will focus on celebrating the historical ties between Irish and USA civic society, business, cultural and education institutions.

The San Jose and Dublin Sister City relationship was initiated in 1986 by Dublin City Council, Ireland’s largest local authority.  The program, known as ‘twinning’ in Ireland, has evolved over the years to be one of the strongest sister city relationships worldwide and develops important economic, artistic and sporting ties between Dublin and San Jose and the Silicon Valley district.