The 14th National American Ireland Fund Gala

March 16, 2006 at the National Building Museum



In 2006, leaders in the Irish community gathered together at the 14th Annual American Ireland Fund Gala.  The event took place on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day and celebrated the accomplishments of Ireland. 


Senators Joseph Biden and Susan Collins were honored as was John J. McDonnell, Jr.  An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was the featured guest of the evening along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Anthony Williams.     


The evening was a great accomplishment and featured a performance by Scythian in the “pub” following the dinner.


John Cosgrove, an original founder of the American Ireland Fund, speaks with Kieran McLoughlin of the American Ireland Fund New York office.



Dinner Chairs Mark Touhey and Phil Brady, welcome Chris Matthews, the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.


Kathleen Matthews, Mistress of Ceremonies, meets An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.



Paul Quinn (center) enjoys the evening.



Lorraine Corcoran, H.E. Noel Fahey and An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.



Guests at the reception.



Jim Webb (center) and other revelers sing an Irish tune.



P.A. & Mike O'Neil with Tommy Quinn.



An aerial view of the reception.



Theodoro Cardinal McCarrick is greeted by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.




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