Farewell to Sheri and Best Wishes
After six years of opening and running the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub, General Manager Sheri Hanifan Boardway is leaving the position.
Sheri began her work at the Irish Cultural Center when the new facility opened. As such, she has headed up the food, beverage, and entertainment end of things since March 2017.
To say Sheri will be missed is quite an understatement.
“Sheri has had a long, successful, memorable run, since the day we opened,” noted ICC President Sean Cahillane.
“Sheri put down the foundation for the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub to open and operate in all these years. We all have many fond memories that go right back to Sheri. She did a wonderful job through the pandemic – not an easy feat,” said Sean. “We wish her all the best and hope Sheri is no stranger to the ICC in the future.”
As general manager, Sheri was charged with hiring and maintaining staff, scheduling, payroll, ordering food and supplies, and in general running a tight ship and keeping customers happy. She also brought in live music and set up many a fine private party, including reunions, showers and even a few weddings. Her dedication to the ICC was absolute, and much appreciated.
Administrative Director Ellen Gallivan said “It has been a great pleasure working with her all these years and, along with so many others, I will miss her wonderful ‘pairing dinners’. They were the best!”
Board member, Restaurant Committee member and longtime friend of Sheri, Mick Corduff, said her presence will be missed.
“Sheri was exactly the right person to start us off on the right foot, and to carry us through the first several years of growing, learning and putting the ICC on the map,” Mick said. “We wish her all the best and we know we’ll be seeing her a lot in the future.”
Board member and Secretary Jeanne Ahern agreed, saying “Sheri will be missed. She always had a welcome greeting for everyone, and she was so dedicated and hard working. Best wishes to Sheri!”
Sheri’s last day will be Saturday, April 8. Please stop by and wish her all the best, as we do.