The 34th Annual Great Irish Fair

The 34th annual Great Irish Fair of New York, a family-friendly event celebrating Irish-American faith, heritage and culture, which is presented by The Irish American Building Society Charities, Inc., will take place at MCU Park in Coney Island, Sept. 26-27

Queen Reigns with Resilient Spirit

Traditionally, the Colleen Queen of the Great Irish Fair of New York is a young woman of beauty, grace and charity. Not only does this year’s queen possess those qualities, but she is also blessed with another admirable trait: resiliency.

The Celtic Cross Award

Accounting professional Martin McManus, a second-generation Irish American, is receiving the Celtic Cross Award at the 2015 Great Irish Fair of New York.

Father Mychal Judge Memorial Award

Msgr. Martin T. Geraghty, a priest of the Brooklyn Diocese for over 50 years, is receiving the Father Mychal Judge Memorial Award at the 2015 Great Irish Fair of New York.

Kathleen Slattery Woman of the Year Award

Sister Caroline Tweedy, R.S.M., chief development officer for Mercy Home for Children, is receiving the Kathleen Slattery Woman of the Year Award at the 2015 Great Irish Fair of New York.

Irish Man of the Year Award

Businessman James C. Halpin is receiving the Irish Man of the Year Award at the 2015 Great Irish Fair of New York.

Paul O’Dwyer Memorial Award

Sean T. Fitzpatrick, a union leader and a proud Irish-American, is receiving the Paul O’Dwyer Memorial Award at the 2015 Great Irish Fair of New York.