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On March 16th, Irish America magazine celebrated the 2015 Irish America Hall of Fame Inductees. The honorees Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State, was honored for her work on behalf of the Irish peace process; Robert J. McCann, CEO of UBS Group Americas, honored for his Irish-American community involvement and philanthropic work; Emmett O’Connell, head of Great Western Mining, honored for a lifetime of commitment to Irish and Irish America relationshipsand Pat Quinn, the creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised millions for for research into ALS. 

To see photo coverage of the 2015 Hall of Fame, click hereTo see Secretary Clinton’s speech from the event click here.

To see coverage from this year’s event click here.

Founded in 2010 in celebration of Irish America magazine’s 25th anniversary, 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.

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.