The 9th Annual Spirit Of Ireland Gala Reunites Bono With His Fellow Countrymen And Women

by Rachelle Hruska · October 7, 2008

[Christine Quinn, Bono, Christine McManus, Liam Neeson, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Gabriel Byrne, Ana George. Photos by AMBRE DE VOS for PMc]

St. Patty's day may not be until March, but the REALLY INFLUENTIAL IRISH congregate in our city in October for the Annual Spirit of Ireland Gala at the New York Athletic Club, (108 Central Park South).  Put on by the Irish Arts Center, this was the gala's 9th year and a special one at that.  Bono himself came to support his fellow Irish men and women.

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Other Irish guests included Liam Neeson, Declan Kelly, Gabriel Byrne, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, (who one the Spirit of Ireland award), Cel Donaghy, Pauline Turley, Christine Quinn, Christine McManus, Ana George, and Aidan Connolly among others.

Bono, Liam Neeson, Declan Kelly, Gabriel Byrne

Bono, Liam Neeson, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Spirit of Ireland Award, Gabriel Byrne

Liam Neeson, John Duddy, Gabriel Byrne

Eilish Loughran, Nula Delaney, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Liam Neeson, Tina Santi Flaherty, Christine Quinn