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Irish Walks of Life 2015

Irish Walks of Life
Windows on the River
February 26, 2015

The Irish American Archives Society (IAAS) was founded in 1994 to support the collection and preservation of archival materials that document the history of the Irish American experience in northeast Ohio. The primary goal of the IAAS has been to raise funds to build and maintain an Irish American Archives at the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), the area's largest repository of materials for ethnic studies. A second goal of IAAS has been to support the development of exhibitions, books and other publications that draw on local collections to tell the stories of Irish immigrants.

The Walks of Life Award was instituted by the Irish American Archives Society in order to honor individuals of Irish descent who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community in their chosen "Walk of Life." Hundreds of Cleveland's Irish and their friends came together on February 26, 2015 to honor three distinguished recipients with the Walks of Life Award and two non-Irish recipients of the new Thomas F. Campbell Award. IAAS President Thomas Corrigan served as MC of the program.

IAAS President Thomas Corrigan served

IAAS President Thomas Corrigan


Deacon Ray Daull gave the invocation.

Deacon Ray Daull

Deacon Ray Daull


After Dinner, Tom Corrigan welcomed the crowd and explained the mission of the Society: to preserve and present information about the history of the Irish American experience in northeast Ohio.

Tom Corrigan

Tom Corrigan



Terry Joyce, business manager of Building Laborers' Union Local 310 and president of the Cleveland Building Trades Council, was honored with the 2015 Walks of Life Award.

(Please excuse the hardware malfunction which affected the video half way through).

Terry Joyce

Terry Joyce



Terry Joyce

Terry Joyce


The next honoree was Linda Kane, senior vice president and treasurer of Forest City Enterprises Inc.

Linda Kane

Linda Kane

Linda Kane

Linda Kane


The third honoree was Patrick McLaughlin, Vietnam Veteran and former US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin


Tom Corrigan then told of the special first non-Irish awards, the Thomas F. Campbell Awards, named after the IAAS founder. The honorees were Judge Raymond Pianka and Councilman Matt Zone who were designated as Community Champions of the Johnny Kilbane Sculpture Project.

Judge Raymond Pianka

Judge Raymond Pianka


Judge Raymond Pianka

Judge Raymond Pianka


Councilman Matt Zone

Councilman Matt Zone

Councilman Matt Zone

Councilman Matt Zone


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Enjoy these photos of some of the attendees

Mary Ann Corrigan Davis and Mike Hardy

Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis and Mike Hardy


Maggie Lynch and Jay Gallagher

Maggie Lynch and Jay Gallagher


Cleveland City Council's Kevin Kelley, Martin Keane and Phyllis Cleveland

Cleveland City Council's Kevin Kelley,
Martin Keane and Phyllis Cleveland


John Coyne, Jim Brennan  and Ray Daull

John Coyne, Jim Brennan and Ray Daull


Judge Brendan Sheehan, Judge Patricia Gaughan and Tom Scanlon

Judge Brendan Sheehan, Judge Patricia Gaughan and Tom Scanlon


Bridie Joyce, Helen Malloy, Kathleen Mangan, Kay Hough

Bridie Joyce, Helen Malloy,
Kathleen Mangan and Kay Hough


Jack Kahl, Tari Rivera and State Senator Tom Patton

Jack Kahl, Tari Rivera and State Senator Tom Patton


Mike Cleary, Tom Corrigan and Patrick Mclaughlin

Mike Cleary, Tom Corrigan and Patrick Mclaughlin


Patrick Sweeney and John Climaco

Patrick Sweeney and John Climaco


Judge Ken Callahan,  Martha Callahan, Judge David Matia

Judge Ken Callahan, Martha Callahan and Judge David Matia


Cousins Joe Meissner and Jack Kahl

Cousins Joe Meissner and Jack Kahl


Terry Joyce and Tom Scanlon

Terry Joyce and Tom Scanlon


John Caughlin

John Caughlin


Patrick Mclaughlin and Matt Zone

Patrick Mclaughlin and Matt Zone


2015 Ohio Rose of Tralee Kaytee Szente

2015 Ohio Rose of Tralee Kaytee Szente


Irene and Ed Morrow

Irene and Ed Morrow


Gia Hoa Ryan and Lt Col, Joe Meissner

Gia Hoa Ryan and Lt. Col. Joe Meissner


IAAS Walks of Life 2015

IAAS Walks of Life 2015



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