Please join us at this inspiring event, as we recognize and celebrate these exemplary individuals who share our culture and traditions. We will tell stories about their ancestral family and their inspirational achievements in the visual and performing arts, in government and public service, and in business and community leadership.
The honorees will be recognized at the 13th annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 11:30 am at the Seaport Hotel. We invite you to attend and support this celebratory event that brings together Boston’s Irish and the Greater Boston community to showcase the lives and the achievements of these Boston Irish persons and their families who represent the very best of our Irish values and customs.
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Celebrating and preserving the heritage of Boston’s Irish people and their families.
Boston Irish Honorees over the years
2022 - Jon Cronin, Mary Swanton, Jerry York
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)