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Photo gallery of two recent IACI events. Use arrows to scroll through; click on photos for an enlarged image and more informatuon



Barry, McGraw join IACI board;

Hourihan honored at meeting


Danny Barry, owner of Barry's Old School Irish Pub and Bakery in Webster, and Ted McGraw, host of the Irish Party House Radio Show, were inducted as new members of the Rochester chapter Irish American Cultural Institute board at the chapter's annual meeting May 14.


They fill spots vacated by the retirement from the board of longtime members Maureen Scahill and Peggy Ervin. For McGraw, it represents a return to a board position he held a number of years ago. .


The board also presented the Eoin McKiernan award for service to attorney Ed Hourihan.


About 50 officers and members of the association and their families attended the event, which included a picnic supper at Brighton Town Park.




Attorney Ed Hourihan earns

Eoin McKiernan award


Attorney Edward P. Hourihan Jr., a litigation lawyer and managing attorney of Bond, Schoeneck and King's Rochester office, received the Eoin McKiernan Achievement Award for service to the Irish American Cultural Institute and the broader Irish community at the Rochester chapter of the IACI’s annual meeting May 14.


Through his own personal generosity and that of his firm, along with being a liaison to the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and to the Farash Foundation, Hourihan has been instrumental in arranging financial support for several important Irish community projects. These include helping to fund featured speakers at the Irish Gathering held in May 2013 at St. John Fisher College and to fund the purchase of projection equipment used in the IACI’s monthly film and discussion program that is one of the organization’s most popular activities.


In addition to being a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and a trustee for the Max and Marian Farash Foundation, Hourihan serves on Seton Catholic School Foundation, is a past president of the Literacy Volunteers, serves on the boards of directors for the Community Child Care Center, the House of Mercy, Volunteer Legal Services Project, Norman Howard School and YMCA of Greater Rochester.


Previous recipients of the award have been Dr. Donald Bain, president of St. John Fisher College, and Noel Kilkenny, consul general for Ireland in the United States. The award is named for Eoin McKiernan, who founded the Irish American Cultural Institute national organization in 1962.



Ed Hourihan, center, accepts the Eoin McKiernan award from Ted McGraw, right, and Elizabeth Osta.

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