2022 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Larry Kirwan to Receive 2022 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award 

IAW&A will present our prestigious Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award to Larry Kirwan at a reception at Rosie O’Grady’s Skylight Room in the heart of Manhattan on October 24, 2022.

Named for the playwright who embodied the highest level of artistic achievement, the O’Neill Award recognizes Larry Kirwan’s exemplary contributions to the arts.

As founder and lead singer of the rock band Black 47, Wexford-born Kirwan played 2,500 gigs and released 16 albums. He has published three novels and a memoir, Green Suede Shoes. A political activist, Kirwan writes for the Irish Echo and hosts Celtic Crush on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Kirwan has also written or collaborated on 19 plays and musicals, including Broadway’s Paradise Square which he originally conceived as “Hard Times” and for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book.

Malachy McCourt, an IAW&A founding member, notes: “From the Bells of Hell bar to Broadway is no easy jump but Larry landed.”

The O’Neill Award is a must-attend party in New York’s Irish American arts and creative communities. The cocktail reception includes hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, and open bar.

We look forward to welcoming members and friends and Larry’s many fans.

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