Irish Arts Center Celebrates with Spirit of Ireland Gala

Irish Arts Center Executive Director Aidan Connolly Aidan Connolly, Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, and Irish Arts Center Vice Chair Pauline Turley


Friday, October 13 was full of good auspices at Cipriani on 42nd Street as the Irish Arts Center celebrated with its Spirit of Ireland Gala. This year's event honored: Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winner Steve Martin; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon; and Co-Founder and Former CEO, Martha Stewart Living and Vice Chair, American Ballet Theatre, Sharon Patrick. Special guests included Senator George Mitchell, Liam Neeson, Cassandra Wilson and many more.

Theater Pizzazz's JK Clarke was on hand to capture the exciting red carpet arrivals.






Honorees and Special Guests

  • Aidan Connolly, Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, Pauline Turley
  • Liam Neeson, Steve Martin
  • Peter and Mary Max
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Paul Muldoon
  • Paul Muldoon, Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Senator George Mitchell (right)
  • Senator George Mitchell
  • Jamie deRoy (right)
  • Jamie deRoy
  • Steve Martin



Red Carpet Arrivals

  • Ursula Burns (left)




Photos by JK Clarke