It’s that time of year again! The Annual Spirit of Ireland Gala to support the Irish Arts Center will be held on October 14 in New York City–and this year there is a very lovely twist! heart

Read on:

On October 14th, hundreds of friends of Irish Arts Center, the dynamic hub of Irish arts and culture in America, will gather to celebrate the 17th Spirit of Ireland Gala, co-chaired by Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Loretta Brennan Glucksman, honoring the international recording artist Hozier, the iconic Riverdance star Jean Butler, and the Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, Ursula Burns.

The evening will include cocktails, dinner and special performances by Hozier, the Grammy nominated songwriter of “Take Me to Church”, the astonishing musical duo Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, and special appearances by Paul Muldoon and Jean Butler.

Sign up for your chance to join us for this extraordinary eveningwhich will include the opportunity to meet Hozier, Gabriel Byrne and Jean Butler backstage.

The drawing will be conducted on Friday, October 7th. One lucky winner will receive two Chairman’s Circle tickets to the event.

Each contribution of $25 is a chance to win, and you can enter up to 10 times. You can make each entry separately or you can make a gift in multiples of $25.

Best of luck and we hope to see you on October 14th!

Here is the official invitation from the Irish Arts Center website:


This sounds like an outstanding evening for friends of the Irish Arts Center and lovers of good music and entertainment! Enjoy! heart


  1. Kim Serrahn

    to bad I’m poor or I would buy those chances.

    • Yes, Kim, we either don’t have enough money or we live on the other side of the world. Getting to New York City to meet Gabriel Byrne can be a challenge! I hope there are lots of lovely pictures of the event to share with everyone. Not the same, I know, but sometimes that’s the best we can do! <3

  2. Sounds like it will be a great evening!

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