Tipperary International Peace Award 2010

Late Senator Ted Kennedy and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith

The late Senator Edward Kennedy and his sister, Her Excellency U.S. Ambassador Jean Ann Kennedy Smith, will be honoured in County Tipperary this month,  when their names will be added to the illustrious list of recipients of the Tipperary International Peace Award.

Previous recipients of the Tipperary Peace Award include Bob Geldof, KBE, Former Russian Soviet Head of State Mikhail Gorbachev, Former South African President Nelson Mandela, OM, Mona Juul and Terje Larsen, Adi Roche, Senator George Mitchell, Former USA President Bill Clinton, Church of Ireland Archbishop Robin Eames, OM, the late Benazir Bhutto and the Cluster Munition Coalition.

Earlier this year Tipperary Peace Convention named the Kennedy’s as the award recipients for 2009 and in doing so recognised their lifelong commitment to peace both in Northern Ireland and on the greater world stage.

The award will be presented to Mrs. Victoria Kennedy and to Her Excellency Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith at a special ceremony in County Tipperary, on Saturday June 19th next.

The late Senator Edward Kennedy, who passed away on August 25th, 2009 is being honoured for his courageous leadership for peace, human rights, and nuclear disarmament, while Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith is being honoured for all she achieved to enable future generations, regardless of their background, to share in Ireland’s promising future.

Tipperary Peace Forum 2010

The Tipperary Peace Forum will take place on Friday June 18th, 2010 at Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort, Ballykisteen, Limerick Junction, Tipperary. The chosen topic for discussion will be “The role of Irish Americans in supporting Peace and Justice Worldwide”
Speakers at the event will include:
Mr. Frank Delaney, Novelist, Journalist Broadcaster
Mr. Tim Pat Coogan, Historical Writer, Broadcaster and Newspaper Columnist
Ms. Dolores Kelly, MLA, Member of Northern Ireland Assembly & SDLP Councillor for Upper Bann
Mr. Deaglán de Bréadún, Foreign Affairs Correspondent for The Irish Times

To attend this event please contact the Forum Organisers:
Contact Person: Mr Martin Quinn
Contact Details: Tel:087-6101628

Refreshments will be served from 7.30pm


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