Out & About: Malachy McCourt Honored

Ciarán O’Reilly  presented the award to Malachy McCourt. Photo: James Higgins.
Ciarán O’Reilly presented the award to Malachy McCourt. Photo: James Higgins.

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2017

Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAW&A) presented Malachy McCourt, the legendary actor, author, and radio host with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award on October 17, 2016 at the Manhattan Club in New York.

Celebrities from the worlds of film and theatre as well as previous O’Neill Award recipients, including writers William Kennedy, Pete Hamill, and John Patrick Shanley, joined in the celebrations. The award ceremony was presided over by Mary Pat Kelly, president of the IAW&A, while the co-founders of New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly, presented the award to Malachy. ♦

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