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.

2019 Honorees will be honored on November 17th, 2019.

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  • The Honorable Judge Patrick Dugan
  • Sister Marguerite O’Beirne, OSF.

Posthumously: Liam Hegarty

Special Award: Russell W. Wylie


2018 Honorees 

  • Denise Foley
  • Pearse Kerr
  • Sr. Frances Kirk, SSJ

Special Award: Sr. James Ann (Nancy) Feerick, IHM


2017 Honorees

  • John Shields
  • Kathy Fanning

Posthumously: Oliver McElhone

Special Award: Anthony R. Byrne


2016 Honorees

  • John Egan
  • Seamus Boyle
  • Tom and Sarah Walsh


2015 Honorees

  • Mary Frances Fogg
  • Dennis Gormley & Kathy DeAngelo
  • Dr. Denis Boyle

Special Award: Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band


2014 Honorees

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


2013 Honorees

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

Posthumously: Ann Gallagher McKenna


2012 Honorees

  • Kathy McGee Burns
  • Siobhan Lyons
  • Tommy Keenan

Special Award: The Irish American Business Chamber and Network


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
(as of July 2019)

  • Barney Boyce
  • Kathy McGee Burns
  • James Boyle
  • Bill Donahue
  • Mary Frances Fogg
  • Denise Foley
  • Lori Lander Murphy
  • Bernadette Browne
  • Frank Daly
  • Eileen Lavin
  • Tom Farrelly
  • Vincent Gallagher
  • Tom Higgins
  • Sean McMenamin
  • Frank Hollingsworth
  • Tom Keenan
  • Lisa Maloney

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