Mary Henry Brady, Bridie Henry Cawley
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This award is in memory of Mary Henry Brady, and Bridie Henry Cawley and is presented by our President each year to a member or non member who has given outstanding service to the Mayo Association of Philadelphia
Olivia and Mark Hilpl
Olivia was born and raised in the town of Sligo, Co. Sligo. She is one
of six children to Monica and Padraig Toner. Padraig is an avid
fisherman and all Ireland fishing champion. At a very young age Olivia's
mother interduced her
to her first Irish Dance Class and that is where her passion for Irish dance began. In 2003 she started the Rince Ri School of Irish Dance offering instruction to children of all ages. They have won many dance contests down through the years. Some national.
Mark grew up in the Somerton section of NE Philadelphia. His parent's
Walter and Teresa Hilpl came from Olney and Jenkintown respectively.
Mark's grandparents came from Ireland, Italy and Philadelphia. His grandmother Bridget Meehan emigrated from Charlestown, Co. Mayo to Philadelphia.
Olivia and Mark were married in 1986 and are proud parents of two sons Chris and Conor. Chris is a school teacher, and Conor is a manager at a retail soccer store in Lancaster.
Mark and Olivia are recipients of this award presented by our President Eileen Conboy Birilli on behalf of our Association. Thank you for all you both have done for the Mayo Associaion since becoming members in 2007.
Congratulations from all our members to you both.
Previous Recipients of the President's Award
|1998 Helen Degrand
1999 Andrew Browne
2000 Joe & Kathleen Boyle
Pat & Ann Hynes
2001 Eileen D'Angelo
2002 Tom & Attracta O'Malley
2003 Sean McMenamin
2004 Bob Hurst
2005 Patricia Sweeney
2006 Mike Gallagher
2007 John & Eileen Durkan
2008 Tom Staunton
2009 Kathleen Murtaugh
2010 Sr. James Anne Feerick
2011 Maureen Brett Saxon
2012 Andrew (Butch) & Pat Harley
2013 Rosaleen & Bill Megonegal
2014 Marianne MacDonald
2015 John & Eileen Tuffy