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 […]
Posts in category Irish Person Of The Year
2009 Irishmen of the Year: Donal Ryan & Tadgh O̵...
Donal and Tadgh have been great friends of the Irish-American community in Louisville since moving here to own and operate Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, which now boasts three locations: the Highlands and St. Matthews in Louisville and one in Covington, KY.Both gentlemen are from Ireland and both are busy family men: Tadgh has […]
2008 Irish Person of the Year: Tom O’Shea
Tom O’Shea and partners are the proud owners of O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Flanagan’s Ale House, and Brendan’s in St. Matthews. They are also big believers in giving back: to Fight Crimes Against Children, House of Ruth, Sudanese Relief Fund, Muscular Dystrophy, Special Olympics and Maryhurst Home. Along with the staff of all the restaurants, Tom […]
2007 Irish Persons of the Year: Patrick John Hughes and P...
This father-son team has drawn national attention: Patrick Henry, a freshman at the University of Louisville, is in the Cardinal marching band with the help of his father, who pushes him in his wheelchair. Young Patrick is also blind: he doesn’t let anything slow him down, though… like his parents, Patrick is an accomplished musician […]