Congratulations!! Very well deserved. I have to say I am very impressed (and pleasantly surprised) with the level of penetration and quality of Aikido in Ireland, of which I'm sure you have played a key role. I'm looking forward to visiting again in the summer to the Cavan and hopefully Sligo dojos.
I'm planning a 10 day trip in early January also, so I hope I can squeeze in at least one session (Aikido that is)