On October 30, 2014, over 500 supporters of the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) gathered to celebrate our 25th anniversary at the IIIC’s annual Solas Awards Celebration. It was a memorable occasion led by Massachusetts State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, who took the opportunity to teach everyone a little Irish!

It was wonderful to connect with old friends and new, to voice our gratitude for the contributions immigrants make in our communities every day, and to hear from some inspiring speakers – especially our 2014 Solas Award recipients: Sister Lena Deevy, LSA; Susan J. Cohen; and Richard E. Holbrook.

We are particularly grateful for the generous contributions of our sponsors and guests, who helped us, raise significant funding in support of IIIC’s legal, wellness, education, and learning exchange programs.