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2019 Irish Person Of The Year

We are proud to announce this year’s Irish Person of the Year, Christina (Christi) Brown! ☘ Christi, proud mother of three and grandmother of nine, has lived in Louisville, Kentucky since 1968 when she married Owsley Brown II. A passionate believer in the potential of diverse faith communities to effect positive change by working together, she […]

2018 Irish Person of The Year

Charles “Chuck” Mattingly Operations Director, Franciscan Kitchen Charles “Chuck” Mattingly was born on April 22, 1961 to Pete & Mary Louise Mattingly. He went to Holy Family School on Poplar Level Road and then graduated from St. X High School in 1979. He worked his way through high school as a custodian at grade school […]

2017 Irish Person Of The Year Tori Murden McClure

Victoria Murden McClure is president of Spalding University and was the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, which she did in 1999.  She was also the first woman and first American to ski to the geographic South Pole.  Mrs. McClure also chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) board. […]

2015 Irish Person of the Year: Susan Sweeny-Crum

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) are honoring Susan Sweeney-Crum as the 2015 Irish Person of the Year. Sweeney-Crum, a noted local broadcaster and community activist, will serve as the AOH St. Patrick’s Parade grand marshal on March 14. “Most of us certainly recognize Susan’s name and voice but few really know all that she […]

2013 Irish Person of the Year: Vincent J. O’Neill

Hibernians Honor Vincent O’Neill as Irish Person of the Year With great pride, Louisville’s Fr. Abram J. Ryan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians announces the recipient of their highest honor, the 2013 Irish Person of the Year and St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal: Mr. Vincent J. O’Neill.] In a break with recent tradition, […]

2010 Irishmen of the Year: Dr. Pearse Lyons

Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, was born in Dublin, Ireland and received his B.Sc. in biochemistry from the National University of Ireland, an M.Sc. in brewing technology and subsequently a Ph.D. in biochemistry of yeast from the University of Birmingham, England. Using his in-depth knowledge of fermentation technology, Lyons moved to the […]