The American Ireland Fund 21st National Gala

The 21st Annual American Ireland Fund Gala was held on Monday, March 18th at the National Building Museum. Over 600 businessmen, politicians, and friends of Ireland joined An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Gala Chair Mark Tuohey to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day season and to honor Senator Patrick Toomey and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with the Leadership awards. Other awards were presented to Ambassador Collins, Irish Ambassador to the United States, and Dan Rooney, the United States Ambassador to Ireland. The evening included a very special performance by the world famous flutist, James Galway, nicknamed “The Man with the Golden Flute.” Other notables that joined us at the Gala were The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, Senator Bob Casey, Governor O’Malley, Governor Malloy and Honorary Gala Chairs, Sir Peter Westmacott, Congressman Peter King and Congressman Richard Neal. The evening concluded with an after party with dessert, Irish coffee, and dancing to the 19th Street Band.