Colin Farrell has been added as patron for the upcoming Los Angeles-based IrelandWeek 2019 featuring IRELANDCON.

The flagship conference which sold out two years running will host a speaker and panel series on Friday, November 1 at LMU's playa vista campus.

Last year’s event attracted city and government officials, celebrities, and a who’s who of industry leaders in tech, trade, and entertainment.

"I’m deeply honored to become a patron of IrelandWeek in Los Angeles," Farrell said in a statement.

"Connecting the country I'm from with the city I call home now, through arts, culture and business that Irelandweek is doing so effortlessly is something I can easily get on board with and offer my wholehearted support."

Chris O'Dowd

Later in the week Niall Breslin will present a live version of his hit podcast Where is my Mind? with special guest Chris O'Dowd in Venice.

Angelica Huston, Chris O’Dowd, Fionnula Flanagan and Roma Downey will also show support as event patrons for the week long cultural celebration - including live music, theatre, visual arts, film, TV, sports and animation offerings.