Recognizing the contributions of outstanding Irish Americans

2023 Inductees and Hometown Hero Announced!

Arts & Humanities

Mark Howard 

Business & Industry

John Sexton

Public Service

Joanne Hayes-White 


Fr. Thomas Mulcrone 


Patrick J. “Patsy” Donovan


John L. Lahey, Ph.D 


Dr. Thomas Earl Starzl

Hometown Hero

The Walsh Family 

Join us at the

Irish American Hall of Fame Gala

Date:   April 29, 2023

Time:  6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
followed by dinner and program

Location:  Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago


(Early bird pricing through April 1)

Single ticket:    $175

Member price:  $150

Table of 10:      $1700

Member price:   $1450

Trivia Night is Back!

10th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser in support of The Irish American Hall of Fame and The Irish American Heritage Center

Join us for our Trivia Hub night of trivia designed to test even the most experienced trivia expert!

Date:   February 25, 2023

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago

Your 2023 Host: Brian Noonan

Brian is an Irish American from Chicago and the Master of Ceremonies for the Irish American Hall of Fame Awards Gala. He’s a radio host, comedian, actor and now ... trivia host! His love of trivia helped him win three TV game shows.

With Brian as our host we know we are in for a night of fun trivia and hilarity!

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place

Silent Auction - Split the Pot Raffle - Cash Bar

$150 per team / 6-person max

Limit of 30 teams! Register now and save your spot! 

Silent auction items being accepted!

Join us at the 2023 awards gala! 


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