New York City Celebrates Irish Heritage Day

Honored by the Comptroller of the City of New York were (back row from left to right): James P. Murphy, Patricia Harty, Kathy E. Ryan, and police officer and Emerald Pipe Band member Andy McEnvoy. Front row left to right: Father Sean McManus, Comptroller William C. Thompson and Mary Nolan.

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2003

The Comptroller of the City of New York William C. Thompson, Jr. honored prominent New Yorkers of Irish descent in a celebration of Irish heritage on May 13 at the New York Public Library.

“We pay tribute to the memory of the irish New Yorkers who literally built this town. And we know a special group of men and women who are continuing the tradition of achievement, community and leadership today,” the comptroller said.

The honorees included Irish America’s Editor/Co-Founder Patricia Harty. ♦

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