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Irish Person of The Year 2018

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. […]

2016 Irish Person Of The Year – JK McKnight

This year we honor a person very close to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, JK McKnight. JK has been around the Hibernians for most of his life as his father Kelly is a very active member and also a past President of the Division. JK is also a graduate from St Xavier High School. This […]

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 […]

2014 Irish Person of the Year: Joseph J. Dr. McGowan

Hibernians Honor President McGowan as Irish Person of the Year Joseph J. McGowan is president of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. He joined Befiarminc in 1990 after serving for 22 years at Fordam University in New York as a vice president and dean. Prior to that McGowan was an admissions and financial officer at the […]

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, […]

2012 Irish Persons of the Year: Patrick J. Dolan & T...

2011 Irish Person of the Year: Fr. Clyde F. Crews

Fr. Clyde F. Crews was born in Louisville in 1944, is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and earned a B.A. degree from Bellarmine College in 1966, graduating summa cum laude. It was at Bellarmine that Fr. Crews heard his calling to become a Diocesan priest. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship recipient, he received […]

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 […]

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 with the process with the click here on , KY.Both gentlemen are […]