Save the Date! Boston Irish Honors '22- Oct 28, 2022

2022 Boston Irish Honors Awards Luncheon

Friday October 28, 2022 Boston Seaport Hotel

Celebrating exemplary Irish individuals and their families.

 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)

The 2022 Host Committee is in formation- More details at    

Mary Sugrue, Joe Nolan are 2021 Boston Irish Honorees 
Boston Irish Honors Returns for its 11th Year 

Gala Seaport Hotel Luncheon was celebrated Friday, Oct. 29 

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Mary Sugrue, CEO, Irish American Partnership-native of County Kerry, Ireland

            Joseph R. Nolan Jr., CEO, Eversource Energy- native of Brighton MA, USA and Boston Neighborhood News, Inc., the region’s leading chronicler of all things Irish American, has announced the return of the 11th annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Boston Seaport Hotel. The popular event, designed to celebrate the heritage of Boston’s Irish people and their families, is expected to be one of the largest Irish gatherings since the COVID 19 pandemic caused a worldwide shutdown on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2020.   “For more than a decade, Boston Irish Honors has recognized remarkable families and persons who share our Boston Irish heritage, honoring their admirable endeavors in public service, business and community leadership,” says publisher Ed Forry. “Our mission is to tell the stories and special achievements of Boston individuals and families who exemplify the very best of our Irish values, legacies and traditions.  We are pleased to resume this popular annual event.  All are invited to join us at this inspiring event, as we recognize and celebrate these exemplary individuals who share our culture and traditions.”

 Boston Irish Magazine and is the region’s leading chronicler of all things Irish-American.This family-owned and operated media platform is a unique and independent source of news and information reporting on the Irish people and events here in Boston and all across the Irish diaspora.