Posts Tagged ‘Irish America Hall of Fame’

Weekly Comment: Announcing the 2018 Irish America Hall of Fame

On Friday, March 2, Irish America magazine will induct four new members to the Irish America Hall of Fame. The distinguished 2018 Hall of Fame inductees include Governor Jerry Brown of California; John O. Brennan, former director of the CIA; actress, singer and Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara; and Dennis P. Long, former president of Anheuser-Busch and member of the U.S. SoccerRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Irish America Celebrates
the 2017 Hall of Fame

Irish America magazine inducted five new members to its Hall of Fame March 15 – Nobel laureate Dr. William C. Campbell, Northwell Health CEO and 2017 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Michael Dowling, Hour Children founder Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, LIUNA general president Terry O’Sullivan, and Duke University athletic director Kevin White.Read more..

“Reach for the Stars”

On March 30 astronaut Eileen Collins, the first of two women Navy test pilots, the first woman to pilot a space shuttle, and the first woman to command a mission, was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. Folk legend Judy Collins sang “Beyond the Sky,”Read more..

Weekly Comment:
2016 Hall of Fame Speeches

Five feature speeches from the 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame. President Bill Clinton received Irish America’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Col. Eileen Collins, America’s first female space shuttle pilot; journalist, novelist, columnist, and commentator Pete Hamill; humanitarian Ed Kenney; and Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were inducted to theRead more..

Bill Clinton’s 2016 Hall of Fame Speech

Thank you very much. I’m delighted to be here. I thank you for the award. Ambassador Anderson, thank you for your kind remarks and for taking us all down memory lane a little bit. I want to congratulate the other honorees. General Martin Dempsey, I thank you for your outstanding service to our nation. EdwardRead more..

Col. Eileen Collins’s 2016 Hall of Fame Speech

Wow, that was amazing! Thank you Patricia and Judy Collins wherever you are. Oh my gosh! That was just beautiful, wonderful! I‘ve always wanted to be a singer, but I could not sing so—maybe in another life–I decided to go fly. You know, this is really great– to be here…Before… I‘ll just make about fiveRead more..

Pete Hamill’s 2016 Hall of Fame Speech

Thank you very much. I… A couple of years ago, I broke two of my hips. I don’t know how, but it is a double pain in the you-know-what. Forgive me, thus, for remaining seated… Like all the others here in this room—not simply the people winning awards but all of us– I could notRead more..

Edward Kenney’s 2016 Hall of Fame Speech

I always thought that Patricia is my friend and so she put me up here following Bill Clinton, Pete Hamill and Eileen Collins. Fortunately, she has held General Dempsey till the end… Otherwise, I‘d be a dead duck here. And actually, when Patricia invited me to accept this honor, I said, ‘Well, you want meRead more..

Gen. Martin Dempsey’s 2016 Hall of Fame Speech

Niall and Patricia and other organizers of this terrific event, my fellow Honorees, and –the president Clinton has departed– but this has been quite an extraordinary day for Deanie and I… You know, if forty years ago—forty-one years ago when I entered the military or thirty-nine years ago when we were married, someone said that we‘dRead more..

Annie Moore Descendent Sings “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears”

The 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame marked the upcoming anniversary of Annie Moore’s entrance to the United States with the first-time meeting of the descendants and relatives of Moore, the first person to pass through Ellis Island when it opened January, 1, 1892. Among the family members present was Irish tenor Paul Linehan, who closedRead more..