I've never had the chance to pitch in Ireland, so I'm excited about a joint event coming up on 27th May at the IFI. It's a pitching event organised by the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild and the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.
Basically it's going to run like a speed-dating event, so the directors will sit in a line and the writers will move along every five minutes and pitch their work to a different director. It seems like a great opportunity to meet some directors (I don't know ANY right now) and more importantly, to practice my pitching.
For more info, see the IPSG's blog at http://irishscriptwritersguild.blogspot.com/2009/05/writerdirector-speed-dating.html