BP Irish Heritage Celebration

Bronx Borough President Vanessa O’ Gibson’s Irish Heritage Month Celebration

It was a warm evening as the room at the Rambling House in Woodlawn was packed for Bronx Borough President Vanessa O’ Gibsons Irish Heritage Month Celebration. The FDNY Pipes and Drums lined up and marched into the room followed by the Borough President. there was a short musical prelude from members of the Loughran School of Music.  Then Father David Power gave the Invocation. The Irish And American National Anthems were sung and there was an Irish Ceili Dance by Aoife Fleming.

Bronx Borough President Gibson then spoke before she called up the first of the Honorees. James (Jimmy) Casey, and Brian Golden of the Terry Daulton Jr. Toys for Kids, Kim Furletti the President of the Women of Woodlawn, Siobhan Dennehy the Director of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, and Deirdre Sekulic Assistant Director of Social Work for Montefiore’s Department of Social Services. A special Youth Award was given to Aisling Coleman a student at PS 19 in Woodlawn.



Borough President Gibson talks to one of the drummers from the FDNY Pipes and Drums Corp.
The Irish National Anthem is sung by Aoife Fleming, and the American National Anthem by Pamela Geraghty.
Borough President Gibson speaks to the audience about Irish Heritage Month.

Borough President Gibson is with Honorees James (Jimmy) Casey and Brian Golden.


(L- R) – Sile Maloney  Mistress of Ceremony, Siobhan Dennehy Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Deidre Sekulic Montefiore Hospital, Kim Furletti Women of Woodlawn, Aisling Coleman Youth Award, James (Jimmy) Casey Toy For Kids, and Deputy Bronx Borough President Janet Peguero. 


Robert Nolan past Honoree, Borough President Vanessa Gibson, former Honoree Joe McManus, and Deputy BP Janet Peguero.

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