SPIRIT OF IRELAND AWARDS

Honoring Relationships

Join UsThe Spirit of Ireland Awards are presented to individuals or companies whose accomplishments have exemplified the relationship between San Jose / Silicon Valley and Dublin, Ireland.

Spirit of Ireland Awardees

  • 2017 – Marie O’Flaherty
    O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub
  • 2016 – Charlotte Powers
    City Council Person and Maven of the Arts in San Jose
  • 2015 – Harry Powers
    Sculptor, Painter and San Jose State University Professor Emeritus
  • 2015 – Gina Quin
    CEO of the Dublin, Ireland, Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014 – Dr. Craig Barrett, Former Chairman & CEO, Intel Corporation; Chairman, ITLG
  • 2013 – Gerry Staunton
    Irish Consul General
  • 2013 – Catherine Heenan
    Broadcaster and Community Leader
  • 2012 – Mary Ellen Fox and Michael E. Fox, Sr.
    Philanthropists, Business and Community Leaders
  • 2011 – John Hartnett
    Founder and President, Irish Technology Leadership Group
  • 2010 – Bob Hennessy
    Director, San Jose Conservation Corps
  • 2009 – T.J. Rodgers
    Founder, Cypress Semiconductor
  • 2008 – John Hannegan
    Community Leader
  • 2007 – Colm Meaney
    Actor
  • 2006 – All Past Recipients of the Spirit of Ireland Award
  • 2004 – Most Rev. Patrick J. Mcgrath
    Bishop of San Jose
  • 2003 – Mary Harney
    Tainaiste (Deputy Prime Minister), Republic Of Ireland
  • 2002 – Wim Roelandts
    CEO, Xilinx, lnc.
  • 2001 – Pat Hume & Daphne Trimble
    Northern Ireland Memorial Fund
  • 2000 – The National Theatre Of Ireland (The Abbey Theatre) – and San Jose Repertory Theatre
  • 1999 – Hon. Bertie Ahern
    Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Ireland
  • 1998 – Susan Hammer
    Former Mayor, City of San Jose
  • 1997 – Hon. Declan Kelly
    Irish Consul General
  • 1996 – Hon. William Jefferson Clinton
    President of the United States
  • 1995 – John Hume, MP, MEP
    Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
  • 1994 – Ray O’Flaherty
    Industrial Development and Tourism Consultant
  • 1993 – Dr. Gordon Moore
    Chairman, Intel Corp
  • 1992 – Dr. Brendan Hegarty
    Seagate Technology
  • 1991 – John Lewis
    Chairman, Amdahl Corp.
  • 1990 – Prof. Timothy J.O’Keefe
    Santa Clara University
  • 1990 – Dean James Walsh
    San Jose State University
  • 1989 – Tom McEnery
    Former Mayor, City of San Jose

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