Steve Martin Honored at Irish Arts Center Gala

Spirit of Ireland Gala, Friday, October 13, 2017. Left to Right: IAC executive director Aidan Connolly; honorees Paul Muldoon, Sharon Patrick, and Steve Martin; and IAC vice chair Pauline Turley. Irish Arts Center. (Photo: Erin Baiano)

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2018

New York’s Irish Arts Center honored Oscar-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winning performer Steve Martin in October at the 2017 Spirit of Ireland Gala at Cipriani, raising a record-breaking $1.5 million over the course of the evening. The event also honored Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and Sharon Patrick, co-founder and former CEO of Martha Stewart Living.

Attendees included honorary chairs Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne, singers Cassandra Wilson and Camille O’Sullivan, visual artist Peter Max, former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, and former Senator George Mitchell. Throughout the evening, guests sipped Bushmills Irish whiskey, including Bushmills Red Bush, the newest release from the iconic brand. ♦


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