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IRISH PERSON OF THE YEAR
Honorable Joseph A. Murphy


HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
Mary Reidel


LOACH AN PHOBAL  (COMMUNITY HERO)
Sergeant Jack Lokeinsky


IRISH MOTHER OF THE YEAR
Mary Walsh Perkins


HONORARY IRISH PERSON OF THE YEAR

Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Join the Emerald Society on March 12, 2017 for our Annual Breakfast; Help us celebrate with our Honoree's. Tickets available at the door.

Individuals who have provided exceptional support to their community

Céad Míle Fáilte
A hundred thousand welcomes!
The Emerald Society of Fort Lauderdale is Broward County’s oldest Irish Heritage nonprofit organization.  In 1951 the Emerald Society was founded by Monsignor John J. O’Looney of St. Anthony's Parish.  The tradition of a breakfast in honor of St. Patrick and our shared Irish Heritage began, first as a small local prayer breakfast, but has now grown to a large well attended annual event, held on St. Patrick’s day (if it is on a Sunday, and if not the Sunday before the holiday).  It is a day to share a common bond, listen to live Irish Music (including bagpipes), watch world class Irish Step Dancers and honor several members of our community.  All profits associated with the event are used to fund scholarships for deserving youth of Broward County.

Past Honorees

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The Individuals who help make it all happen. 

The Board

Join us for breakfast to celebrate St. Patricks Day, honour our community leaders and help send a local high school senior to college.


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