The Basel Irish Club operates from a core committee elected at an Annual General Meeting of its members. The Basel Irish Club organises social, cultural and recreational events and networking opportunities for all members, their families and friends. The Basel Irish Club also plays an important communications function, issuing regular newsletters and social media updates, with details of upcoming events in Basel, as well as general information which may be of interest to the Irish community and those with a connection to Ireland in Basel.
President : Mary D’Arcy-Baguley
Hails from Ballinamore Co Leitrim, eldest of a family of 10 children. Enjoys having a good time and travelling. Came to Switzerland for 1 year and decided to stay as the skiing was better than in Ireland. Can be seen on the slopes in the Jungfrau Region during the Winter season and golfing and hiking in the Summer when not directing activities at CTC. Live in Basel with husband Robert and children Fiona and Thomas.
Vice President : Marion Bächlin-Cunningham
Born and reared in Galway City but got caught by travel bug early – lived in Algeria and Indonesia prior to Switzerland. Marion is passionate about Irish dancing, loves jogging, hiking, traveling. On quieter days always has a book in hand getting ready for her next bout of socialising and partying. Marion continues to compete and win Irish dancing competitions.
Treasurer : Carla Daly
I’m a proud native of County Clare and moved to Basel in 2014 to work with Novartis. I found the Basel Irish Club to be an excellent resource to meet new friends, learn about Basel life and enjoy the many social events throughout the year.
In my spare time I enjoy all outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, GAA and soccer
Committee : Trish Corrigan
I am a relative newbie to Basel arriving just over 2 years ago having transferred from J&J in Cork to J&J Solothurn.
I am originally from Kildare but having lived in Cork before my move I have to admit the Rebel County has definitely stolen my heart!!
I enjoying Singing, Live Music, a trip or 2 to the Theatre, Travelling and Skiing. If that isn’t enough to keep me out of trouble i am also the Co-Lead of the Basel Chapter of the Irish Business Network in Switzerland (IBN Switzerland)!
Entrepreneur- Health/Wellness/Pharmaceuticals/Pharmaceutical Regulation. Dublin born and bred, arrived Basel 2002 after adventurous times living in US, France and Austria. Passions include snow sports in winter, road biking, running, hiking and swimming rest of year. Avid traveller. Interested in music, fiction, theater, language, politics, nutrition.
Vicky hails from Ireland’s ‘Sunny South-East’, close to the ancestral home of J. F. Kennedy in New Ross, Co. Wexford. After a 5 year stint in Syndney Australia, she now lives and works in Basel. Vicky likes to play fiddle in her spare time with the ‘Basel Trad Session’ as well as hiking in the beautiful surroundings of Basel and Switerland.