A celebration of Irish-American Heritage Month, which begins Tuesday, kicked off in Omaha this weekend with the arrival of the US Ambassador to Ireland.
Daniel Mulhall and his wife, Greta Mulhall, participated in several events across the city to promote the August 27 Nebraska-Northwestern football match in Dublin, Ireland, and to celebrate the culture, heritage and contributions of Irish- Americans.
As part of his welcome, Mulhall received a key to the city of Omaha from Mayor Jean Stothert on Monday. He also toured the Davis Global Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center alongside UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey Gold.
Douglas County Council member Jim Cavanaugh, who organized the visit with his wife, Leslie Cavanaugh, was due to present Mulhalls with county council resolutions proclaiming March 1 to be Daniel and Greta Mulhall Day and March to be Irish-American Heritage Month. The city councils of Omaha and Ralston also passed similar resolutions.
“It is a tremendous honor to welcome Ambassador Mulhall to Omaha,” Cavanaugh said.
Events marking Irish-American Heritage Month include Omaha’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12, the 100th anniversary of Irish independence, and the 20th anniversary of Omaha’s twinning with its Irish sister city Naas in the County Kildare.
Naas Mayor Emeritus Timmy Conway will lead a delegation to Omaha on March 12 and participate in several events, including the parade.
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