Turlough McConnell awarded Holyoke’s 2017 Ambassador Award

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From right, Turlough McConnell, Fionnuala Quinlan, Consul General of Ireland Boston, Dr. Christian Dupont, Burns Library, Kateri Walsh and Frederick Sullivan of the
Holyoke St Partick’s Parade Committee, Aoife Budd, Deputy Vice Consul of Ireland and Micheal J. Moriarty, Director, One Holyoke Development Corp.

On March 19th, Turlough McConnell will be honored at the Ambassador’s Breakfast on the morning of Holyoke’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Holyoke’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has been running for the past 65 years and attracts over 400,000 spectators and was recently praised by USA Today as the second largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the United States.

The Ambassador Award is presented to a person, or organization that works or has worked to promote the relationship between Ireland and the United States of America. The Chair of the Ambassador’s award Selection Committee, Kateri Walsh stated “Our 2017 Ambassador Award recipient truly embodies the spirit of our prestigious award, presented by The Republic of Ireland to an individual who strengthens the ties between United States and Ireland. Through his two decade experience as a creative executive in the Irish-American market, producing live events of interest to Irish American, he is most-worthy of this award.” Turlough McConnell is the 26th recipient of this award.




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