On March 16th, Irish America magazine will celebrate the 2015 Irish America Hall of Fame Inductees. This year’s honorees are: Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State, who is being honored for her work on behalf of the Irish peace process; Robert J. McCann, CEO of UBS Group Americas, who is being honored for his Irish-American community involvement and philanthropic work; Emmett O’Connell, head of Great Western Mining, who is being honored for a lifetime of commitment to Irish and Irish America relationships; and Pat Quinn, the creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised millions for for research into ALS. For more information on reserving seats at the event click here.
To see coverage from last year’s event click here.
Founded in 2010, the Irish America Hall of Fame honors the extraordinary achievements of Irish-American leaders, from their significant accomplishments and contributions to American society to the personal commitment to safeguarding their Irish heritage and the betterment of Ireland. To read full coverage of the 2013 Induction Ceremony click here and to view photos from the event click here.
The Irish America Hall of Fame is housed at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience in New Ross, Co. Wexford. For more information on the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, please click here to see a special feature printed in Irish America magazine.