Pathway to Induction

Award Categories

Individuals nominated for the Irish American Hall of Fame must have a record of accomplishment in one or more of the award categories.

  • Arts & Humanities (to include Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, Literature & Visual Arts)
  • Business & Industry
  • Education
  • Public Service (to include Government, Military, Politics, Community Service & Social Justice)
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Sports

Candidate Eligibility

Individuals nominated for the Irish American Hall of Fame must meet the following criteria and must have a record of accomplishment in one or more of the award categories.

  • Must have either parent of Irish heritage.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have been a full-time resident of the United States for an extended period.
  • Most associated with being an Irish American.
  • Must have distinguished him/herself in one or more of the award categories.

Nomination & Selection Process

  • Open Nomination Process – anyone may nominate a candidate. Create an online nomination form to include the name of the nominee, category, and brief description of the reason for nomination/candidate worthiness.
  • Screening Process – The Hall of Fame Governing Body, along with a specially selected, diverse group of individuals from across a wide range of disciplines, including those covered by the award categories, will review and vet all nominations and select a slate of candidates to put forth in an election.
  • Voting Body – a national body of distinguished individuals representing academia, government, and Irish-affiliated organizations from around the United States will be requested to vote on the slate of candidates presented by the Screening Committee.
Irish American Hall Fame