Diocesan News

Irish Night at Brooklyn Borough Hall

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted an Irish-American Heritage celebration March 15 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Honorees included, from left, Martin Kelly of Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, the Commodore Barry Award; guest speaker, Assemblyman Robert Carroll; Judge Mark Dwyer, Justice William T. Bellard Award; Borough President Adams; Rhea McCone, Paul O’Dwyer Award; Philomena Collins of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, St. Bridget Award; and Christopher Byrne, the Al O’Hagan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Irish Culture in Brooklyn. At lower right, attendees included Dennis McDermott, alumni director at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights; Judge John J. Ingram; Margaret Keaveney, former director of communications for Catholic Charities; and Father Peter Mahoney, Catholic Charities.

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