Cork County Association Honors

L to R: Gary Power, Dinner Chair, with Edward Shevlin, Patricia Young O’Connor, Noreen English Cosgrove, Timothy Murphy, and Deirdre O’Hea, President of the County Cork Association.

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2016

The annual County Cork Association, which was founded in New York in 1884, held its annual dinner at Antun’s in Queens, New York on March 5, 2016. Ed Shevlin, a lifelong resident of Rockaway whose mother was born in Cork City, was honored. Since retiring from the Dept. of Sanitation, Ed is pursuing an M.A. in Irish and Irish American Studies at NYU. Tim Murphy, whose father hailed from Rockchapel, Co. Cork, was also honored. A recently retired FDNY lieutenant, Tim worked on the rescue and recovery operation at Ground Zero after 9/11. Noreen English Cosgrove, a corporate real estate attorney whose father was born in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, was lauded for her probono legal service to the non profit community, and Patricia Young O’Connor received recognition as the longest serving member of the association. A native of Dunmanway, Patricia joined the Cork Ladies Auxiliary in 1950 and held many offices including President. She grew up in a great GAA sporting family. Her father, the late Jack Young would proudly   boast that he had “seven sons, seven daughters, and seven All Ireland Medals.” ♦

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