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Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards are presented on an annual basis to a chosen member of the broad Irish Diaspora in recognition of achievements in their chosen field and their interest in, and support for Ireland and its Diaspora. The 2019 the recipients are:

Frank McGuinness: this Buncrana born author and playwright  is described as one of Ireland’s greatest living writers. He is best known for his plays including The Factory Girls, and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. Professor Mc Guinness retired last year from University College Dublin where he lectured in English.

Businessman and developer Patrick Doherty, of Harcourt Developments. Another Buncrana man, ee employs over 500 staff across the local community and generated over €100M in revenue in Donegal over the last 10 years.  His redevelopment projects include Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Redcastle Hotel & Spa and Donegal’s only 5 star Hote, Lough Eske Castle.

Patrick C. Dunican Jr, Chairman and Managing Director, Gibbons Law Firm, based in Newark, New Jersey is a nationally recognised legal industry and community leader in the United States.  Mr. Dunican’s four grandparents emigrated to the United States from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Offaly and Mayo.

Daniel J. Hilferty is chief executive officer of Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, one of the nation’s leading health insurers. Since Mr. Hilferty became CEO in 2010, the company has tripled in size, expanding through its affiliates to 25 states and the District of Columbia, and serving nearly 8 million people nationwide.

Tickets for this very special  evening include dinner and are available from the Donegal Diaspora Office Tel: 074-9160735



September 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Inishowen Gateway Hotel
Railway Rd, Ballymacarry Lower, County Donegal Ireland