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The American Ireland Fund 36th New York Dinner Gala May 5th

The American Ireland Fund 2011 New York Dinner Gala honoured Muhammad Ali, Irial Finan and welcomed special guest An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD. More than 1,200 guests gathered on May 5th at the Tent at Lincoln Centre for the New York Dinner Gala. The Gala is the largest of the 100 events held annually by The Worldwide Ireland Funds and was chaired by Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext. The evening exceeded its goal and raised $3 million; $2.65 million for charities across the island of Ireland and a further $350,000 for Irish charities in New York.

Music Generation was among The Ireland Funds’ flagship initiatives profiled on the night. Kieran Mc Loughlin, President & CEO, The Worldwide Ireland Funds, said “The Ireland Funds are proud to be associated with U2 in supporting Music Generation. Our participation represents the global Irish family’s belief in Ireland’s young people and a commitment to support Irish culture which defined Irish identity abroad,” said Kieran McLoughlin, President & CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds.

Tony Ó Dálaigh, Chairman of Music Generation commented, “It was wonderful for Music Generation’s achievements one year on to be acknowledged at such a prestigious international event. We are truly grateful to U2 and The Ireland Funds for their support and generosity; we look forward to building on our achievements for the future.”

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Pictured below: Tony Ó Dálaigh Chairman Music Generation and Rosaleen Molloy Director Music Generation with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD.


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