Diocesan News

35th Annual Great Irish Fair

Irish culture was on display at The Great Irish Fair, conducted on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the new Ford Amphitheater on the Boardwalk in Coney Island.

Below, at top, the Fair committee and honorees, from left, are: retired Firefighter Danny Prince, the Captain Timothy Stackpole Memorial Award; Marguerite Downing Peck, St. Thomas More Award; Fair Chairman Martin Cottingham; Mary Teatum, accepting the Thomas Cuite Memorial Award for her husband Raymond; Msgr. John Bracken; John Manning, Celtic Cross Award; Paul Moses, Bard of the Fair; Kevin Peter Carroll, Paul O’Dwyer Memorial Award; Father Bill Sweeney, Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M., Award; Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, C.S.J., Kathleen Slattery Woman of the Year Award; Colleen Queen Kathleen Rose Byrnes; Chief Brehon Brian Ruane; N.Y.S. Supreme Court Judge John Ingram; Linda Gallagher-Lomanto, Round Tower Award; Caitlin Bowen, Jerry Forest Memorial Award;; and Jim O’Dea, emcee of the Fair.

Below, bottom, Xavier football coach John Kelly accepts the Irish Man of the Year Award. (Photos: Ed Wilkinson)

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