2022 Boston Irish Honors Awards Luncheon
Celebrating Exemplary Irish People and their Families
Friday October 28, 2022, Boston Seaport Hotel
The Boston Irish Magazine has announced the names of three distinguished persons who have accepted an invitation to be 2022 honorees at the Boston Irish Honors luncheon on Friday, October 28, 2022 at Boston’s Seaport Hotel. They are:
• Jon Cronin, President & CEO, Cronin Development
• Mary Swanton, Director, Irish Pastoral Centre
• Jerry York, Head Coach, Boston College Hockey (Retired)
This unique event, celebrating the heritage of Boston’s Irish people and their families, has become a popular annual tradition on the fall calendar of Boston’s Irish community since its inception in 2010. By recognizing and telling the stories of remarkable families and persons who share our Boston Irish heritage, we honor their admirable endeavors in public service, business and community leadership.
The 2022 honorees join a storied list of individuals and families who have been honored each year since 2010, among them: US Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh, Senator Ed Markey, Senator Paul Kirk, former Boston Globe publisher Mike Sheehan, Irish American Partnership’s Mary Sugrue, Jim and Mary Judge, Jim Brett .and the Brett family, the Joe Corcoran family among many more. The 2022 committee is chaired by 2021 honoree Joseph R. Nolan Jr., CEO of Eversource.
"Our honorees represent the best qualities of the Irish- devotion to families and friends, a sense of compassion for all people no matter their place of birth or station in life, and a deep connection to our common ancestral homeland in Ireland," said Ed Forry, Boston Irish Publisher. "In their personal and professional lives, Boston Irish Honorees inspire us with their dedication to our community and our country."
Boston Irish Honors - a unique annual program acclaimed as one of Boston’s premiere celebratory Irish events. Each October since 2010, some 400 Boston business, political and social leaders have gathered for a festive luncheon to honor exemplary persons & families who share a Boston Irish heritage, and recognize their admirable endeavors in public service, business and community leadership.
Our honorees represent the best qualities of the Irish- devotion to family and friends; a sense of compassion for all people no matter their place of birth or station in life; and a deep connection to our common ancestral Irish homeland. In their personal and professional lives, Boston Irish Honorees inspire us and our fellow citizens with their dedication to our community and our country.
Boston Irish Honorees over the years
2021- Mary Sugrue, Joseph R Nolan Jr.
2019- James M. Carmody, Kathleen & John Drew, Grace Cotter Regan
2018- Trevor McGill M.D., Rev. Richard “Doc” Conway, Bob Scannell and Mary (Kinsella) Scannell –
2017- Tom Tinlin, Kevin Cullen, Anne Marie, Nora & Bill Kennedy family
2016 - Jim & Mary (Cahill) Judge, Senator Paul G Kirk Jr, Kevin & Joe Leary & family
2015 - Margaret Stapleton, Mike Sheehan, BPD Commissioner William Evans family
2014 - Katherine Craven, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the Burke family of South Boston
2013 - Senate President Therese Murray, Gerry & Bob Mulligan family, John P. Driscoll Jr. (posthumous)
2012 - Congressman Richard Neal, Brendan & Greg Feeney, family of Mary & Bob Muse
2011 - Kathleen O'Toole, Senator Tom Kennedy, & families of Joseph Corcoran, James Hunt, & Mark & Tom Mulvoy
2010 - US Rep. Ed Markey, John Donohue, and families of Jim Brett, Tom & Peg Geraghty, & Mayor John B. Hynes
(The 2020 event was postponed due to pandemic)