Celtic Chefs – Claudia & Tom Corcoran
We were delighted to host the eighth instalment of our annual Evening with Celtic Chefs on May 18th in the St Regis.
We had food from nine fantastic Chefs from the DC area, who offered delicious samples of their signature preparations with an Irish flair. We were joined by friends and supporters of WIP, including Reps. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Brendan Boyle (D-Pa..), Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), Tom Emmer (D-Minn.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.).
The purpose of our bipartisan evening was to honor Claudia and Tom Corcoran, long term supporters of WIP. Our speaking program included remarks from Ambassador Anne Anderson, Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau Norman Houston and WIP Board Member Lorraine Corcoran. We were also delighted to have a special video message from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
The Corcoran’s were presented with an original painting from Adrian Margey, a WIP Alumnus and award winning Irish painter. They also received a special letter of thanks from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Rep Brendan Boyle also presented the Corcoran’s with a flag flown over the Capitol, and a copy of the day’s Congressional Record – where he had read in his praise for their work with WIP.