"Since it's founding in 1988, The Ireland Chamber in the U.S. has proven especially effective, offering a wide range of programs and services that encourage partnership between New Yorkers and the Irish."
- Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, The City of New York

Previous Celtic Ball Honorees

Business

  • Edmund F. Kelly
  • Richard Burrows
  • Thomas J. Gahan
  • Martin G. McGuinn
  • Liam O'Mahony
  • Alfred M. Rankin, Jr.
  • Martin J. Sullivan
  • Brian O'Dwyer
  • Bernie Cahill
  • Charles P. Gallagher
  • Senator George J. Mitchell
  • James F. McCann
  • Páraic Duffy
  • William J. McMorrow
  • Edward C. Wallace
  • Jim Rogers
  • Peter Sutherland
  • M. Laurent Beaudoin
  • Laurence G. Crowley
  • Robert E. Grady
  • Brian O'Dwyer, Esq.
  • Michael D. O'Halleran
  • William J. Ryan
  • Donald Patrick Brennan
  • George Buckley
  • Dermot F. Desmond
  • Colm McCloughlin
  • Kevin Cummings
  • Kathleen A. Murphy
  • E. Neville Isdell
  • Michael D. O'Halleran
  • Thomas J. Moran
  • Sir Michael W.J. Smurfit
  • John William Butler
  • Thomas J. Donohue
  • F. Joseph Loughrey
  • Denis O'Brien
  • Mark C. Pigott
  • Daniel J. Sullivan
  • Louise Phelan
  • Gary McGann
  • Pearse Lyons
  • Anthony J. Orlando

Philanthropy

  • The Duchess of Abercorn
  • H.S.H. Crown Prince Albert

Albert Schweitzer’s Leadership for Life

  • JP McManus
  • Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
  • Mark Pigott
  • Honorable Kingsley Kuku
  • Christina Noble
  • Joe Kennedy
  • Mary Davis
  • Thomas P. DiNapoli

Arts & Entertainment

  • John O'Hurley
  • Michael Flatley
  • Conan O'Brien
  • Regis Philbin
  • Gabriel Byrne
  • Helen Hayes
  • Jim Sheridan
  • Richard Harris
  • Chris de Burgh
  • Denis Leary
  • Roma Downey
  • Michael Smith
  • Roma Downey
  • Matt McCoy
  • Hugh O'Brian
  • Brian Friel
  • Fionnula Flanagan
  • Liam Neeson
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald
  • Tom Dreesen

Celebrating the International Ellis Island Medals of Honor

  • Mary McAleese
  • Martin McAleese