Irish in America – Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame

The Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame (DVIHOF) seeks to honor those in the Irish community who play a role in preserving and continuing the Irish traditions. The awards are presented annually.

2017 Honorees

  • Anthony R. Byrne
  • John Shields
  • Oliver McElhone
  • Kathy Fanning

2016 Honorees

  • John Egan
  • Seamus Boyle
  • Tom and Sarah Walsh
  • Norbert McGettigan

2014 Honorees

  • Jim McGill
  • Emmett Ruane
  • Bill Watson
  • Frank Watson

The McGills

2013 Honorees

  • Eileen Lavin
  • Bob Gessler
  • Joseph T. Kelley, Esq.

Posthumously

  • Ann Gallagher McKenna

2012 Honorees

  • Kathy McGee Burns
  • Siobhan Lyons
  • Tommy Keenan

See also this post about the Philadelphia Irish Center-Commodore Barry Club History.

Special Award

2011 Honorees

  • Kathleen P. Murtaugh
  • Thomas J. Farrelly
  • John P. Donovan

2010 Honorees

  • Msgr. Joseph McLoone
  • Vincent Gallagher
  • Kathleen Sullivan

2009 Honorees

  • Joe Montgomery
  • Sean and Johanna McMenamin

Posthumously

  • Pat Egan

Special Award

  • Breandan O’Caollai, Deputy Council, Irish Consulate

2008 Honorees

  • Rev. John P.McNamee
  • Billy Brennan

Posthumously

  • Anne Donofry

2007 Honorees

  • Attracta O’Malley
  • Michael J. Bradley
  • Michael G. O’Neill

Posthumously

  • Philomena and Danny Browne

Special Award

  • Michael Colleran

2006 Honorees

  • Patricia Noone Bonner
  • Paul J. Phillips, Jr.
  • James J. White

Posthumously

  • Mickey Cavanaugh

Special Award

  • Sen. Arlen Spector

2005 Honorees

  • Boyce Family
  • Kathleen Quigg
  • Michael Driscoll

Posthumously

  • James Cawley, Sr

Special Award

  • Peter Dunn

2004 Honorees

  • John J. Dougherty
    James P.Kilgallen
    Pat Hynes

Posthumously

  • Maureen McDade McGroary

Special Award

  • Larry Mendte

2003 Honorees

  • Jane Duffin
  • Barney McEnroe

Posthumously

  • Sr. Peg Hynes, SSJ

2002 Honorees

  • James J. Coyne, Jr.
  • Rosemarie Timoney

2001 Honorees

  • Tommy Moffit

Committee Members

  • Barney Boyce
  • Kathy McGee Burns
  • James Boyle
  • Jim Coyne
  • Bill Donahue
  • John Egan
  • Tom Farrelly
  • Vincent Gallagher
  • Tom Higgins
  • Jimmy Meehan
  • Sean McMenamin
  • Attracta O’Malley
  • Tom O’Malley
  • Maureen Brett Saxon
  • John Donovan
  • Therese G. Trainer
  • Frank Hollingsworth
  • Tom Keenan
  • Siobhan Lyons
  • Lisa Maloney

How great to see all these Irish in America do well!