On Thursday, March 14, Irish America magazine hosted the 2019 Irish America Hall of Fame awards luncheon.
The distinguished 2019 Hall of Fame inductees include James O’Neill, New York City’s police commissioner; Adrian Flannelly, radio broadcaster for WVNJ; founders of the Irish Repertory Theatre Ciarán O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore; Oscar-winning director, writer, and producer Terry George; pianist, composer, educator Arturo O’Farrill; and legendary lawyer and peacemaker John C. Dearie.
Among the special guests attending the event were singer-songwriter Judy Collins and actress Fionnula Flanagan, along with the grand marshal of NYC’s 2019 Saint Patrick’s Day parade, attorney and immigration activist Brian O’Dwyer.
For complete coverage of last year’s event, including photos, videos, and the honorees’ speeches, 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, County Wexford. For more information on the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, please visit our archives to see a special feature printed in Irish America magazine. ♦